Prizes

October 10, 2013

Canadian Short Story Master Alice Munro Wins the Nobel Prize for Literature 5

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Alice Munro, called by the Nobel committee “Master of the contemporary short story,” has won the 2013 Nobel Prize for literature. Munro, 82, is the first Canadian to take the prize.

September 25, 2013

2013’s Literary Geniuses 16

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The MacArthur grant awards $625,000, “no strings attached” to “talented individuals who have shown extraordinary originality and dedication in their creative pursuits and a marked capacity for self-direction.”

September 19, 2013

2013 National Book Award Longlists Released 4

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Last year, the fiction finalists included far more male authors than female, however the count is even in 2013.

September 10, 2013

Famous Names and Newcomers on the 2013 Booker Shortlist (With Excerpts) 7

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Four women make a shortlist that mixes big names and newcomers.

July 29, 2013

The Prizewinners 2012/2013 0

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With the awarding of the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, the 2012/2013 literary award season is now over, which gives us the opportunity to update our list of prizewinners.

July 23, 2013

The Booker’s Dozen: The 2013 Booker Longlist 6

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This year’s longlist is among the most diverse ever put out by the Booker judges.

April 15, 2013

Adam Johnson’s North Korea Novel Takes the Pulitzer Prize 1

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After taking a pass last year, the Pulitzer jury offered up a fiction winner.

April 9, 2013

The 2013 IMPAC Shortlist is a Global Affair 1

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This year’s shortlist is remarkable because half of its titles are works in translation.

February 28, 2013

2012 National Book Critics Circle Award Winners Announced 5

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

January 14, 2013

2012 National Book Critics Circle Award Finalists Announced 5

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The fiction list includes one of the biggest fiction releases of last year and a book in translation. To our eye, the five make up a well-rounded an interesting mix of titles.