October 16, 2012

Hilary Mantel Takes Home Her Second Booker Prize 1


Bring Up the Bodies author Hilary Mantel, Ladbrokes’s 6/4 favorite for this year’s award, has won her second Man Booker Prize in three years.

October 11, 2012

Chinese Novelist Mo Yan Wins the Nobel Prize for Literature 9


China gets its first literary Laureate as Mo Yan takes home the Nobel Prize.

October 10, 2012

2012 National Book Award Finalists Announced (With Excerpts and Bonus Links) 10


In a departure, well-known writers dominate the fiction nominees.

October 1, 2012

2012′s Literary Geniuses 2


The MacArthur grant awards $500,000, “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 11, 2012

Old Names and New on the Booker Shortlist (With Excerpts) 4


Hilary Mantel is still in the running for her second Booker, and a pair of debuts join her on the Shortlist.

July 25, 2012

The Booker’s Dozen: The 2012 Booker Longlist 5


With the unveiling of the Booker Prize longlist, the 2012 literary Prize season is officially underway.

June 18, 2012

The Prizewinners 2011/12 0


With the awarding of the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, the 2011/2012 literary award season is now over, which gives us the opportunity to update our list of prizewinners.

May 14, 2012

Worlds Beyond Your Ken: A Guide to the Nebula Awards 7


The six novels nominated for this year’s Nebula Awards run from clanking steampunk fantasy from a first-timer Genevieve Valentine to heady and otherworldly linguistic theorizing courtesy of China Miéville—wonders await.

April 18, 2012

Your Guide to the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize Shortlist 6


Umberto Eco’s fifth novel, The Prague Cemetery is the headline choice for this year’s Independent Foreign Fiction Prize, the winner of which is due to be announced on May 14.

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.