September 17, 2014
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 9, 2014
Two Americans make a shortlist that includes a past winner and a three-time finalist.
July 23, 2014
The experiment begins today, with Joshua Ferris, Karen Joy Fowler, Siri Hustvedt, and Richard Powers representing the first crop of Americans to be featured on a Booker Prize longlist.
July 3, 2014
by C. Max Magee
With the awarding of the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, the 2013/2014 literary award season is now over, which gives us the opportunity to update our list of prizewinners.
April 14, 2014
Donna Tartt’s bestseller wins the fiction prize.
April 9, 2014
The IMPAC tends to be interesting for the breadth of books it considers, and the 2014 shortlist is no exception.
March 13, 2014
by C. Max Magee
The winners of the National Book Critics Circle Award have been announced in New York City.
January 23, 2014
by Bill Morris
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
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
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.