- 2013 May 20
Achebe Nobel Rumors 'Obscene'
Says Wole Soyinka.
- 2013 May 15
Meet the Man Booker Int'l Finalists
Including Marie N'Diaye and Marilynne Robinson.
Jacobson Wins Comic Fiction Prize
It's the author's 2nd Wodehouse Prize victory.
- 2013 May 02
Chris Beckett Wins Clarke Award
Chris Beckett beat Kim Stanley Robinson and Ken MacLeod to win the UK's top science fiction prize for his novel about an incestuous colony stranded on an alien planet.
- 2013 Apr 26
DeLillo Wins Library of Congress Prize
Don DeLillo, the celebrated novelist who once complained that as a young writer he “lacked ambition,” has been named the first recipient of the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction.
- 2013 Apr 22
2013 Indies Choice & E.B. White Awards
The ABA announces the picks.
- 2013 Apr 16
Young Writers Win 'The Key'
The winners of the first Guardian Hot Key Books Young Writers Prize are announced.
Women's Prize Shortlist
Includes Mantel, Kingsolver, Atkinson.
Young Writers Award Gives Deals
Katie Coyle and Joe Ducie chosen to receive Guardian Hot Key Books Young Writers prizes.
- 2013 Apr 04
The All-Male Arthur C. Clarke Shortlist
"The regrettable reasons for the decline in SF by women this year don't change the fact that the best books were by men."
- 2013 Mar 15
Tan Twan Eng Wins Man Asian Prize
Malaysian novelist impresses judges with tale about memory and forgetting set in the shadow of WWII.
- 2013 Mar 13
Women's Fiction Prize Longlist
Formerly the Orange Prize, check out the 20 nominees.
- 2013 Mar 12
The Literary Awards Jungle
When Man Booker prize judges are photographed planting trees with the Woodland Trust, they offer a reminder of how English fiction and prize culture is flourishing on a global scale.
- 2013 Feb 25
Short Story Shortlist
Junot Díaz, Sarah Hall, Ali Smith and Mark Haddon contend for £30,000 Sunday Times EFG Private Bank short story prize.
- 2013 Feb 22
Weird Book Title Prize
Finalists this year include "God's Doodle: The Life and Times of the Penis."
- 2013 Jan 30
Mantel's "Middlebrow Triumph"
The Guardian: Winning the Costa prize says much about our hard times, but more about British literary culture in the age of the Kindle.
- 2013 Jan 28
Don't Give Mantel the Costa Prize
Guardian: "She is favourite to win, but to award her the prize would squeeze out other great writers who deserve recognition."
- 2013 Jan 23
Goldsmiths Launches £10,000 Lit Prize
The Goldsmiths Prize will be given to a book which “opens up new possibilities of the novel form”. It will be awarded each year to a book that is deemed “genuinely novel and which embodies the spirit of invention that characterizes the genre at its best.”
- 2013 Jan 18
British Sci-Fi Awards Finalists
All-male shortlist for 2012 BSFA best novel award puts well-established names in contention.
- 2013 Jan 03
Women Authors Sweep Costa Awards
For the first time all five winners of the Costa Book Awards are women.
- 2012 Dec 17
Martha Kearney Is a Booker Judge
BBC broadcaster Martha Kearney is among the judges for the 2013 Man Booker Prize for Fiction.
- 2012 Nov 28
Bloomsbury Pulps Orange Prize Error
Bloomsbury has pulped 6,000 copies of State of Wonder because its cover claimed it won the 2012 Orange Prize.
- 2012 Nov 27
Mo Yan's Nobel a 'Catastrophe'
Says Herta Muller.
- 2012 Nov 16
'Star Trib' Celebrates Local NBA Winners
'The Minneapolis Star Tribune' touches on why two locals were winners at the National Book Awards this week.
Bezos Named 'Fortune' Man of the Year
Four years after PW named him Publishing Person of the Year, Fortune has picked Jeff Bezos as its Man of the Year.
- 2012 Nov 12
The New Natl. Book Awards Dinner
"When the publishing elite gathers for the National Book Awards dinner Wednesday evening in Manhattan, there will be signs everywhere of the aspirations to turn this once-dowdy event into a glamorous party."
- 2012 Oct 24
2012 Whiting Award Winners Announced
The Whiting Foundation announced its 2012 literary award recipients Tuesday. The 10 authors will each receive a $50,000 grant, no strings attached.
- 2012 Oct 16
The Booker...By the Numbers
The Guardian has a handy chart laying out how an author wins the coveted literary award, the winner of which will be announced later today.
- 2012 Oct 11
Genre Fiction Dissed Again
Salon: The National Book Awards name five worthy finalists but ignore "Gone Girl" and 2012's top crime, sci-fi and fantasy.
- 2012 Oct 09
Nobel Award Annoucement Thursday
Last year's prize went to Swedish poet Tomas Transtromer.
Orange Prize Saved by Private Donors
After organizers failed to find a sponsor.
- 2012 Sep 26
'Book Bloggers Are Harming Literature'
Peter Stothard, chair of this year's Booker prize judges, says the mass of online opinion about books could kill off literary criticism.
- 2012 Sep 20
Roth vs. E.L. James?
Handicapping the Nobel Prize field.
- 2012 Sep 12
Booker Turns Back on Readability
The Telegraph: "Man Booker Prize shortlist opts for experimental novels in which 'the shock of language is shown in so many different ways.'"
- 2012 Sep 11
2012 Man Booker Shortlist
The prize's list gets down to six books.
- 2012 Aug 31
Guardian First Book Award Longlist
A great selection of books.
- 2012 Aug 23
Nobel Betting Odds
Murakami is the favorite.
- 2012 Aug 22
First Novel Shortlist Announced
The Center for Fiction has announced the finalists for the Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize.
- 2012 Aug 20
Is the Booker Too Upper-Class?
Irvine Welsh thinks so.
- 2012 Aug 13
Apple Rumored to Sponsor Orange Prize
The prize founded in 1996 seeks new sponsorship.
- 2012 Jul 10
Pulitzer: What Really Happened
Michael Cunningham, a juror for the fiction prize this year, takes us behind the scenes.
- 2012 May 30
Pratchett Gets Pig Named After Him
That's what happens when you win the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Award.
- 2012 May 22
Salter Wins Short Fiction Honor
James Salter has won the 2012 PEN/Malamud Award, an honor in its 25th year that highlights excellence in short fiction.
Orange Pulls Sponsorship of Lit Prize
Orange, the British telecommunications company that has sponsored one of England's main fiction prizes for women, the Orange fiction prize, has pulled its financial support of the award.
- 2012 May 14
The Pulitzer Do-Over
NY Times asks 8 experts to pick a winner.
- 2012 Apr 30
Award-Winning Books Hit the Dust
More than a third of the winners of Australia's most prestigious literary prize, the Miles Franklin Award, are now out of print.
- 2012 Apr 26
Literature Left Nowhere
Guardian: "As the fuss surrounding the Pulitzer and Orwell prizes shows, book awards are increasingly more about hype than substance."
- 2012 Apr 18
Pulitzer Should Copy Orange Prize
The Guardian: "in hindsight, Pulitzer's puzzling omission was a crisis waiting to happen. From the moment the judges nominated a shortlist that included a posthumous collage of a novel, The Pale King by David Foster Wallace, who died in 2008, they were in trouble."
- 2012 Apr 17
Pulitzer Jurors 'Angry'
Pulitzer jurors are "shocked, angry, and very disappointed" that the Pulitzer board couldn't pick a fiction winner.
Orange Prize Shortlist
Is Patchett's "State of Wonder" the front-runner?
- 2012 Apr 16
2012 Guggenheim Fellows
Fiction winners include Lydia Millet, Donald Ray Pollock, and John Wray. Nonfictioners include Alison Bechdel and Sarah Manguso.
- 2012 Mar 27
PEN/Faulkner Goes to Otsuka
"The Buddha in the Attic" has won the 2012 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction.
CILIP Carnegie and Greenaway Shortlists
Announcements of the two prizes' shortlists.
- 2012 Mar 22
Story Prize Goes to Millhauser
His "We Others," beat out Don DeLillo and Edith Pearlman for story collection of the year.
- 2012 Mar 13
Hans Christian Andersen Short List
Five authors and five illustrators have been selected for the children's literature award.
- 2012 Mar 08
Orange Prize Longlist
Nominees include The Song of Achilles and The Sealed Letter.
- 2012 Mar 06
ALA & Carnegie Announce Lit. Prizes
Winners of two new annual literary prizes—the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction—will be announced at the 2012 American Library Association Annual Conference in Anaheim, Calif., in June.
- 2012 Feb 22
Nebula Nominees Announced
The nominees for the sci-fi/fantasy writing awards have been revealed.
- 2012 Feb 16
2012 Nobel Prize Longlist Numbers
An unusual amount of first-time names?
- 2012 Jan 31
ALA's Gender Issues
Why are women winning fewer Caldecott medals than at any point in the 74-year history of the ALA’s top prize for picture books?
- 2012 Jan 25
'Pure' Wins Costa Award
"Pure" by Andrew Miller has won the Costa Book of the Year award after "bitter dissent" from the judges.
- 2012 Jan 19
Picking a Mock Newbery
"Inside Out and Back Again" and "Okay for Now" get crowned.
- 2012 Jan 04
2011 Cybils Finalists
Check out the finalists for the Children's and Young Adult Bloggers' Literary Awards.
Debut Authors Dominate Costa Book Awards
Matthew Hollis, Christie Watson, and Moira Young were big winners at this year's awards.
- 2011 Oct 31
Man Asian Literary Prize Longlist
Led by Murakami and Ghosh.
- 2011 Oct 25
Reading 138 Books in 7 Months
The task of a Man Booker judge.
- 2011 Oct 18
'No Risk Publishers' Miss Booker
Ion Trewin, literary director of the Booker Prize foundation, said major book publishers have missed out on this year's award because they no longer take risks.
- 2011 Oct 13
National Book Awards are Irrelevant
Scratching your head about the selections this year? You're not alone.
- 2011 Oct 07
Nobel Prize Hoax
The strange case of the fake Nobel Prize website.
- 2011 Oct 04
Americans Don't Deserve the Nobel
Salon on why an American novelist hasn't won the prize in 20 years.
- 2011 Oct 03
Who Will Win the Nobel?
Time to place your bets.
- 2011 Sep 23
Man Booker Shortlist Sells Like Hotcakes
Sales for the 6 novels for this year's Man Booker Prize have totaled 37,500 copies since the shortlist was announced.
- 2011 Aug 04
'The Stranger's Child' Leads Bookers
Alan Hollinghurst's book is the bestselling Booker longlistee.
- 2011 Aug 03
Why Do We Care About Literary Awards?
The Millions on whether literary awards really matter.
- 2011 Jul 07
Prize Won by 'Hugely Important' Mao Book
"Mao's Great Famine" by Frank Dikötter takes award for 'stunningly original' history of tyrannical regime.
- 2011 Jun 29
Britain's 2nd Oldest Lit Prize Suspended
The Guardian on the John Llewellyn Rhys prize's funding problems.