Dr. Ruha Benjamin and Ocean Vuong have won the 2020 Brooklyn Public Library Literary Prize.

Earlier this morning, the Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) announced the winners of the 2020 Brooklyn Public Library Literary Prize for nonfiction and fiction/poetry. The Award, one of the few major literary prizes from a public library system, comes with a $5,000 purse. Previous winners include Carmen Maria Machado, Jeanne Theoharris, and Tressie Mcmillan Cottom. According […] The post Dr. Ruha Benjamin and Ocean Vuong have won the 2020 Brooklyn Public Library Literary Prize. first appeared on Literary Hub. Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-11-23 17:59:11 UTC ]
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The Brooklyn Historical Society and the Brooklyn Public Library Will Merge

The merger, for which the two institutions are currently seeking public funding, will see the library take on stewardship of BHS's landmark Pierrepont Street building in Brooklyn Heights as well as all of its holdings and programming. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-02-28 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Joy Williams has won the 2021 Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction.

Today, Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden announced that Joy Williams will receive the 2021 Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction, which honors an American writer whose body of work is distinguished for both its mastery and originality of thought and imagination. Williams, a previous... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-06-30 17:19:46 UTC ]
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2020 was a great year for at least one thing: digital book loans from public libraries.

If you, like me, could really use some nice library-oriented news right about now, you’re in luck. Perhaps unsurprisingly, given the impossibility of going to physical libraries for much of the year, readers borrowed record numbers of ebooks, audiobooks, and digital magazines from public... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-01-07 15:34:02 UTC ]
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Craig Brown has won the 2020 Baillie Gifford Prize for Nonfiction.

The Baillie Gifford Prize, founded in 1999 following the end of the NCR Book Award for Nonfiction, celebrates the best non-fiction writing in the English language of the year. The honor comes with £50,000, and each of the shortlisted authors will receive £1,000. Previous winners include Hallie... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-11-24 19:57:04 UTC ]
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Goldsmiths Prize won by Harrison for 'literary masterpiece'

M John Harrison has won the £10,000 Goldsmiths Prize for The Sunken Land Begins to Rise Again (Gollancz), a genre-blurring tale of broken life in Brexit Britain hailed by judges as a “literary masterpiece”. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-11-11 04:07:19 UTC ]
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The Whiting Foundation has announced its 2020 Literary Magazine Prize awardees.

Today, the Whiting Foundation announced the five print and digital winners for its third annual Literary Magazine Prizes. Since launching in 2018, the Whiting Literary Magazine Prizes seek to recognize, reward, and support publications that actively nurture writers who produce extraordinary... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-09-16 12:00:53 UTC ]
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Five Win 2020 Whiting Literary Magazine Prizes

The 2020 Whiting Literary Magazine Prizes were announced today and were given to 'Conjunctions,' 'Foglifter,' 'Kweli,' 'Nat. Brut,' and 'One Story.' Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-09-16 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Colson Whitehead Awarded 2020 Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction

The annual Prize for American Fiction, one of the LoC's most prestigious awards, honors an American literary writer "whose body of work is distinguished not only for its mastery of the art but also for its originality of thought and imagination." Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-07-13 04:00:00 UTC ]
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BookExpo 2020: Public Libraries and the Pandemic

As states begin lifting stay-at-home restrictions, public libraries face a wide range of short- and long-term issues. How do we keep library workers safe, and employed? How will buildings be redesigned to support physical distancing? Amid the economic damage wrought by the pandemic, how will... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-05-22 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Linda Grant claims 2020's Wingate Literary Prize for A Stranger City

Linda Grant has won the 2020 Wingate Literary Prize for her "compelling love letter to London life", A Stranger City (Virago). Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-16 01:49:46 UTC ]
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Aspen Words $35,000 Literary Prize Names Its 2020 Finalists

The still-young Aspen Words Literary Prize's longlisted titles point up 'humor in the midst of serious situations'–in issue-driven fiction. The post Aspen Words $35,000 Literary Prize Names Its 2020 Finalists appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2020-02-19 15:30:55 UTC ]
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Newsletter: Book club begins 2020 with Ocean Vuong's 'On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous'

The L.A. Times Book Club's 2020 selections include "On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous" and "American Dirt." Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-12-21 16:00:22 UTC ]
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Aspen Institute Names Its 2020 Aspen Words Literary Prize Longlist

Unusual for its focus on socially relevant fiction, the Aspen Words Literary Prize has six debuts among its 16 longlisted titles for 2020, is third year. The post Aspen Institute Names Its 2020 Aspen Words Literary Prize Longlist appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-11-18 06:30:13 UTC ]
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Halliday and Benjamin shortlisted for JQ Wingate Literary Prize

Lisa Halliday has been shortlisted for the JQ Wingate Literary Prize for her novel Asymmetry (Granta) alongside Chloe Benjamin for The Immortalists (Tinder Press/Headline) alongside four other titles.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-01-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Demolishing Public Libraries From The Inside: Niles Public Library Is a Warning

The Niles-Maine Public Library in suburban Chicago is being destroyed from the inside by politically-conservative Board officials. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2021-07-15 10:40:00 UTC ]
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Report Urges Library Leaders to Address Decline in Public Library Usage Stats

In 'The Freckle Report 2021,' veteran London-based bookseller, library advocate, and former Waterstones managing director Tim Coates warns that U.S. public library usage is in decline—and he suggests library leaders must do more to reverse the slide. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-05-06 04:00:00 UTC ]
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What Do Libraries Do?: 7 Services Your Public Library (Probably) Offers

"What do libraries do?" You may be surprised by these seven basic services your public library offers for free, including job search help. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2021-03-01 11:30:00 UTC ]
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Canadian Libraries Respond to 'Globe and Mail' Essay Attacking Public Libraries

Canadian librarians push back against a recently published editorial arguing that public libraries are "a net harm" to literature. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-07-31 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Library Supporters Urge Action on Bill to Provide Relief Funding for Public Libraries

With the August recess looming and a second round of coronavirus relief in the works, $2 billion in funding for libraries hangs in the balance. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-07-17 04:00:00 UTC ]
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