Prizes

April 14, 2014

The 2014 Pulitzer for Fiction Goes to Donna Tartt’s Goldfinch 0

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Donna Tartt’s bestseller wins the fiction prize.

April 9, 2014

The 2014 IMPAC Shortlist Serves Up 10 Eclectic Titles 0

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The IMPAC tends to be interesting for the breadth of books it considers, and the 2014 shortlist is no exception.

March 13, 2014

2013 National Book Critics Circle Award Winners Announced 1

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The winners of the National Book Critics Circle Award have been announced in New York City.

January 23, 2014

Based on a True Story: The Fiction-Free Finalists for the Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar 0

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This year’s five nominees spring from material that varies widely in tone and quality. This source material is not all bad, by any stretch. But there isn’t the handiwork of an untethered imagination in the pack.

January 14, 2014

2013 National Book Critics Circle Award Finalists Announced 0

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As often tends to be the case, the NBCC is offering up what may be the most well-rounded fiction shortlist you’ll find.

November 20, 2013

2013 National Book Award Winners Announced 0

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The 2013 National Book Award winners were announced tonight in New York City. The big prize for Fiction went to James McBride for The Good Lord Bird.

October 23, 2013

Bookermania at Morgan Library: All the Contentious Glory of the Man Booker Prize 0

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According to curator Sheelagh Bevan, the display is designed to celebrate the physical book and the importance of cover design, while at the same time showing off what everyone comes to the Booker to find: intellectual battles, backstabbing, and bitchery.

October 23, 2013

Alice Munro, First Nobel Laureate of the MFA Program 2

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Alice Munro was not produced by the MFA culture, but she has been embraced by it to an extent unparalleled by any other living writer.

October 22, 2013

Why We Need More Winners like Alice Munro 4

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American writers need to recognize Munro’s win for what it really is — it’s a win for writers the world over who’ve long had to deal with more substantial dismissals than we have.

October 16, 2013

2013 National Book Award Shortlists Released 4

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The contenders for the 2013 National Book Award were pared down to a five nominees in each category today. Here’s a list of the finalists in all four categories with bonus links and excerpts where available.