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ALA Youth Media Award Winners

The American Library Association announced the Youth Media Award winners and honorees earlier today. Nikki Grimes received the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award which “honors an author or illustrator whose books, published in the United States, have made, over a period of years, a […]

2017 Edgar Award Nominees

The Mystery Writers of America announced the 2017 Edgar Award Nominees on yesterday. Ruth Franklin’s Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life and David J. Skal’s Something in the Blood: The Untold Story of Bram Stoker, the Man Who Wrote Dracula […]

PEN America Literary Awards Finalists

The 2017 PEN America Literary Awards finalists were announced yesterday. Brit Bennett’s The Mothers was a finalist for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction. Ruth Franklin’s Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life and Joe Jackson’s Black Elk: The […]

2016 NBCC Award Finalists

Finalists for the 2016 National Book Critics Circle Awards were announced on January 17. Louise Erdrich’s LaRose and Ann Patchett’s Commonwealth were finalists in the category of Fiction. Ruth Franklin’s Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life and Joe Jackson’s Black […]

2017 Sydney Taylor Book Award Winners

The Association of Jewish Libraries announced the 2017 Sydney Taylor Book Awards on January 11. The awards are presented each year to “outstanding books for children and teens that authentically portray the Jewish experience.” Debbie Levy’s I Dissent: Ruth Bader […]

Kia Corthron Wins Center for Fiction First Novel Prize

Kia Corthron’s Castle Cross the Magnet Carter won the Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize. The winner was announced at their Annual Benefit and Awards Dinner on December 6 at The Metropolitan Club.

Ellen Cassedy Receives PEN/Heim Grant

Ellen Cassedy received a 2016 PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grant for her translation of On the Landing: Selected Stories by Yenta Mash. It is the first Yiddish project to receive support from the PEN/Heim Translation Fund.

Stevanne Auerbach Receives BAIPA Book Awards Honorable Mention

Stevanne Auerbach’s My Butterfly Collection: On the Wings of the Butterfly received the Bay Area Independent Publishers Association (BAIPA) 2016 Book Awards’ Honorable Mention for Reader Favorites. The winners were announced at the December meeting.

PEN America Literary Awards Longlists

The 2017 PEN America Literary Awards longlists were announced this week. Brit Bennett’s The Mothers was longlisted for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction. Jerome Charyn’s A Loaded Gun: Emily Dickinson for the 21st Century, Ruth Franklin’s Shirley […]

Elizabeth Fackler-Sinkovitz a Finalist for NM-AZ Book Awards

Elizabeth Fackler-Sinkovitz’s Grand River Highway: One Woman’s Journey to Autonomy was a finalist in the Biography category of the 2016 New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards.