Center for Fiction Debuts Susan Kamil Award for Emerging Writers

The Center for Fiction announced the establishment of the Susan Kamil Award for Emerging Writers, a new award to honor the memory and influence of the late Kamil, who was former executive v-p and publisher of the Random House imprint. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-10-19 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Black History Matters scoops 2020 ALCS Educational Writers' Award

Black History Matters: The Story of Black History, From African Kingdoms to Black Lives Matter by historian Robin Walker has been crowned the winner of the 2020 ALCS Educational Writers’ Award. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-12-09 12:12:03 UTC ]
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YA author James launches The Climate Fiction Writers League

Author Lauren James has established The Climate Fiction Writers League, a group of over 50 international published authors writing about climate change.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-12-07 22:31:59 UTC ]
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Scholarships to support emerging writers launched at UEA in Mehta's memory

The University of East Anglia (UEA) has launched two new scholarships for international writers in memory of Sonny Mehta, the editor-in-chief of Knopf and chairman of the Knopf Doubleday Publishing who died aged 77 in December last year. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-11-30 15:40:52 UTC ]
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Oloixarac and Umoren win Eccles Centre & Hay Festival Writer’s Award

Novelist Pola Oloixarac and historian Imaobong Umoren (pictured) have been named as the 2021 winners of the Eccles Centre & Hay Festival Writer’s Award. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-11-26 17:20:13 UTC ]
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Styles wins Little, Brown UEA Crime Fiction Award

Emma Styles has won the Little, Brown UEA Crime Fiction Award 2020 for her novel, No Country for Girls. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-11-26 14:41:36 UTC ]
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Warhol Foundation Awards $675K to 22 Arts Writers

The Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant has awarded $675,000 to 22 writers to support critical writing on contemporary art in the categories of books, articles, and short-form writing. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-11-23 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Here’s every winner of the National Book Award for Fiction and Nonfiction during the 21st century.

Dust off your formal wear and break out the bubbly because the National Book Awards (a.k.a. the Oscars of the book world) are nearly upon us. Yes, in just a few short hours, five dumbstruck authors will be fêted, garlanded, and welcomed into the American literary pantheon. For those of you... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-11-18 17:04:53 UTC ]
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Nature writer Melissa Harrison's children's debut to Chicken House

Chicken House will publish Melissa Harrison's debut children's novel, By Ash, Oak and Thorn, as well as a sequel, By Rowan and Yew.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-11-10 20:47:46 UTC ]
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The UK’s Young Writer Award Names Its 2020 Shortlist

The quintet of books named to the UK Young Writer of the Year award shortlist this year includes memoir, novels, and poetry collections. The post The UK’s Young Writer Award Names Its 2020 Shortlist appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2020-11-06 21:59:14 UTC ]
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Store at Center of George Floyd Protests Wins MIBA Award

The Midwest Independent Booksellers Association named Moon Palace owners Jamie and Angela Schwesnedl booksellers of the year, lauding the couple for their response to the civil unrest in Minneapolis this past spring. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-10-21 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Susan Hill and Mary Berry awarded damehoods in Queen's Birthday Honours

Novelist Susan Hill and food writer Mary Berry have been awarded damehoods in the Queen's Birthday Honours, while Children's Laureate Cressida Cowell, Booker winner Bernardine Evaristo, writer and translator Daniel Hahn, short story writer and poet Kadija George Sesay and Oneworld publisher... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-10-09 08:07:59 UTC ]
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Eccles Centre & Hay Festival Writer’s Award shortlist revealed

The six-strong shortlist for the 2021 Eccles Centre & Hay Festival Writer’s Award has been revealed, featuring yet-to-be-published authors from the UK, Spain, Argentina and Chile. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-10-05 07:41:55 UTC ]
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Here’s the shortlist for the Center for Fiction’s 2020 First Novel Prize.

Today the Center for Fiction announced the shortlist for its 2020 First Novel Prize. The prize, first awarded in 2006, recognizes the best debut fiction of the year, and it comes with $15,000; each finalist receives $1,000. Previous winners include De’Shawn Charles Winslow, Tommy Orange, and... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-10-01 15:05:06 UTC ]
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Spanish-speaking writers are producing ambitious science fiction and fantasy. Let these books be your introduction.

As diverse as Spanish genre fiction is, most of it is hidden from the English-language world. Thankfully, enthusiasts and small publishers are filling the void. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-09-21 12:00:00 UTC ]
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Here’s the longlist for the 2020 National Book Award for Fiction.

Last but certainly not least: it’s the time for fiction! The National Book Foundation has announced the ten books contending for this year’s National Book Award for Fiction. The award, created in 1950, is the most prestigious literary prize in the United States, rewarding bold and cogent... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-09-18 14:15:26 UTC ]
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Viking snaps up 'riveting' historical fiction debut

Viking has acquired a historical debut by Annie Garthwaite, reimagining the story of Cecily Neville, the Duchess of York and mother to two kings of England—Edward IV and Richard III. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-09-16 20:07:38 UTC ]
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The Literary Arts Emergency Fund will award 3.5 million to 282 literary organizations this year.

Exclusive: the Literary Arts Emergency Fund, launched and administered by the Academy of American Poets, the Community of Literary Magazine & Presses, and the National Book Foundation, has announced that it will distribute $3.5 million in emergency funding to 282 nonprofit literary arts... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-09-15 19:00:39 UTC ]
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An Award-Winning Debut Novel About Innocence Shattered Offers Terror and Solace

“The Discomfort of Evening,” by Marieke Lucas Rijneveld, winner of this year’s International Book Prize, is about strictly religious dairy farmers mourning a son’s death. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2020-09-08 16:16:33 UTC ]
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Doubleday wins nine-way auction for Anglo-Nigerian writer's debut

Doubleday has acquired two novels by Anglo-Nigerian writer Nikki May in a "hotly contested" nine-way auction. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-09-07 17:57:58 UTC ]
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Oliver scoops RNA award for romance debut

Melissa Oliver has won the Romantic Novelists' Association (RNA) Joan Hessayon Award for new writers with her debut The Rebel Heiress and the Knight (Mills & Boon Historical). Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-09-07 08:45:29 UTC ]
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