April 16, 2012

2012: The Year With No Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 20


For the first time since A River Runs Through It failed to win in 1977, no award was given in the Fiction category.

April 12, 2012

The Eclectic 2012 IMPAC Shortlist Has Arrived 2


The IMPAC sets itself apart with its unique approach.

March 15, 2012

MAN Asian Literary Prize Winner Announced 0


Please Look After Mom by Kyung-Sook Shin has been named the winner of this year’s MAN Asian Literary Prize. Learn about the seven-book shortlist in our extensive write-up from January.

March 8, 2012

2011 National Book Critics Circle Award Winners Announced 4


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

January 21, 2012

2011 National Book Critics Circle Award Finalists Announced 2


As we’ve noted in the past, the NBCC seems to do a better job of catching the zeitgeist than other major prizes like the National Book Award and the Booker, which like to play kingmaker by annointing less well known titles.

January 13, 2012

The Story Prize 2011 Shortlist 0


The Story Prize has announced its nominees for the 2011 prize, We Others by Steven Millhauser, Binocular Vision by Edith Pearlman, The Angel Esmeralda by Don DeLillo. Our review of the latter was published today.

January 10, 2012

Your Guide to the Man Asian Literary Prize Shortlist 7


It’s a broad, engaging list, and probably all the better for not being dominated by such a powerful figure as Haruki Marukami.

November 16, 2011

2011 National Book Award Winners Announced 1


A novel that’s “gritty, loamy and alive” takes home the fiction prize.

November 15, 2011

On Spinach and the National Book Awards 12


I want to live in a world – and I believe we’re closer than we think – where “the reading public” consumes, likes, and engages with many different kinds of literary nourishment; and where writers, teachers, and critics trust and even expect readers to do so.

November 8, 2011

Digging into the 2012 IMPAC Longlist 0


Because of the IMPAC award’s global reach and egalitarian process, it’s always interesting to dig deeper into the longlist.