How language can destroy or rebuild, per Times Book Prize fiction winner Ben Lerner

The author of "The Topeka School," winner of the 2019 Times Book Prize for fiction, speaks on poetry, debate, citizenship and crisis homeschooling. Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2020-04-17 15:30:20 UTC ]
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Festival of Books: Live coverage of the L.A. Times' annual #bookfest and Book Prize winners

Heaven for book nerds! The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books is underway at the USC campus this weekend, where more than 500 authors are reading, discussing, signing, and living and breathing books. The lineup includes former astronaut Buzz Aldrin, U.S. poet laureate Juan Felipe Herrera, "Top... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2016-04-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Here are the winners of this year’s LA Times Book Prizes.

This is the 40th year of the Los Angeles Times Book Prizes (which celebrates excellence in the following twelve categories as well as champions new writers), but it is the first time the winners were announced on Twitter. You can feel like you’re a part of the virtual celebration with this video... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-04-17 18:00:36 UTC ]
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Coronavirus is topic one among newly announced L.A. Times Book Prize winners

The 14 Times book prize winners, including Steph Cha, Namwali Serpell, Marlon James and George Packer, were honored in a virtual ceremony on Twitter. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2020-04-17 15:53:24 UTC ]
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The L.A. Times announces its 2019 Book Prize finalists and a new award for science fiction.

It’s an exciting year for the Los Angeles Times Book Prizes! This will be its 40th year of celebrating the literary community. The Times announced their 2019 Book Prize finalists today; the winners will be announced at a ceremony in Los Angeles on April 17th. Additionally, bestselling crime... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-02-19 17:41:26 UTC ]
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Times Book Prize winners cover addiction, the border, diversity and more

Some of the most provocative topics in American political discourse — from the opioid crisis to racial identity to the country’s southern border — were at the heart of the books celebrated Friday night during the 39th annual Los Angeles Times Book Prizes. Held inside USC’s Bovard Auditorium, the... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-04-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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L.A. Times Book Prizes winners announced

Books on police shootings of black men, the history of the plummeting numbers of California’s Native Americans and the tale of how Adolf Hitler led the Nazi party to power were among the honorees of the 37th annual Los Angeles Times Book Prizes. The awards were presented Friday night at USC,... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2017-04-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Competition Notes: Sunday Times Prize Judges, Harper Lee Legal Fiction Prize Finalists

Elif Shafak and Lucy Hughes-Hallett are named judges in London; the public is one of five judges in the Alabama-based Harper Lee Prize. The post Competition Notes: Sunday Times Prize Judges, Harper Lee Legal Fiction Prize Finalists appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Los Angeles Times Book Prizes Revealed on Twitter

As the country shelters in place during the COVID-19 crisis, the Los Angeles Times unveiled the winners of its 40th Annual Book Prizes on Twitter this morning, among them Marlon James, Ilya Kaminsky, and Ben Lerner. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-04-17 04:00:00 UTC ]
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The L.A. Times Book Prizes ceremony will be virtual, and free, this year

Winners of the L.A. Times Book Prizes will be announced in a special, virtual Twitter ceremony this year because of the global health crisis. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2020-04-09 17:53:22 UTC ]
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Here are the winners of the Sheikh Zayed Book Awards, one of the Arab world’s major literary prizes.

The Sheikh Zayed Book Awards, among the most esteemed and lucrative literary prizes in the Arab world, recognized winners across seven categories today. This year marks the 14th edition of the awards, each of which comes with a cash prize of $204,000. These awards acknowledge literary and... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-04-08 15:14:35 UTC ]
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Zadie Smith and Ben Lerner shortlisted for Rathbones Folio Prize 2020

Zadie Smith and Ben Lerner are among the eight authors shortlisted for the Rathbones Folio Prize 2020. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Ronan Farrow, Emily Bazelon and Colson Whitehead among L.A. Times Book Prize finalists

The 2019 Los Angeles Times Book Prizes honor crime novelist Walter Mosley for lifetime achievement. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2020-02-19 14:00:25 UTC ]
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Hamilton becomes first three-time William Hill Sports Book of the Year winner

Duncan Hamilton has become the first person to win the William Hill Sports Book of the Year three times after he scooped the 2019 prize for The Great Romantic (Hodder & Stoughton). Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-12-04 18:37:26 UTC ]
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David Fickling Books signs Nobel Prize winner Sir Paul Nurse

David Fickling Books has snapped up Nobel Prize winner Sir Paul Nurse’s new book, What Is Life?  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Two-time winners Mcrae and Hamilton on William Hill Sports Book of the Year longlist

Two-time winners Donald McRae and Duncan Hamilton are in line for a historic treble after making the 12-strong longlist for the £30,000 William Hill Sports Book of the Year 2019. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Klaus Flugge Prize winner returns with 'powerful' new picture book

Klaus Flugge Prize winner Kate Milner's new picture book has been snapped up by indie Barrington Stoke.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Book prize names two winners as it criticises 'false hierarchy' of awards

Republic of Consciousness prize honours Will Eaves and Alex Pheby, but says awards make us wrongly consider a sole winner ‘the best’A novel about James Joyce’s troubled daughter, Lucia, and a reimagining of the chemical castration of Alan Turing have been named the joint winners of the Republic... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2019-03-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Orwell Prize-winner McGarvey strikes two-book deal with Ebury

Glaswegian rapper, commentator and 2018 Orwell Prize-winning author Darren McGarvey has signed a two-book deal with Ebury Press. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-08-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Nobel Prize winner Barry Marshall pens time travel adventure

Oneworld imprint Rock the Boat has acquired the UK rights to How to Win a Nobel Prize, a middle grade adventure for young scientists, by Nobel Prize winner Barry Marshall. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-07-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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