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 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award and […] Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

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Colson Whitehead is the youngest writer to win the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction.

It’s been quite a year for Colson Whitehead! First, he won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction (again) and then he received the Orwell Prize for political fiction. And now the Library of Congress is honoring him with their lifetime achievement prize. (Previous recipients include Toni Morrison, Denis... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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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

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Nobel Literature Prize 2021: Abdulrazak Gurnah on the moment he found out he won

Abdulrazak Gurnah found out about his win over the phone but initially thought it was a cold caller. Continue reading at BBC News

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Here is the shortlist for the 2021 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize.

The Center for Fiction has just announced its shortlist for the 2021 First Novel Prize. The seven titles were selected from a longlist of twenty-seven debut novels, all published in the US between January 1 to December 21. The prize, first established in 2006, celebrates the best debut fiction... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Here’s the longlist for the 2021 Women’s Prize for Fiction.

Today, the Women’s Prize for Fiction, in collaboration with Bailey’s and Nat West, announced the longlist for its annual award, which recognizes and honors a female author of any nationality for the best novel written in English published in the United Kingdom in the previous year. The winner... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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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... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Aspen Words Literary Prize Opens 2021 Submissions Seeking ‘Transformative Fiction’

Opening today for submissions in its 2021 cycle, the Aspen Words Literary Prize is focused on fiction that illustrates 'the transformative power of literature on thought and culture.' The post Aspen Words Literary Prize Opens 2021 Submissions Seeking ‘Transformative Fiction’ appeared first on... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Author Louise Erdrich takes the Library of Congress Prize

Erdrich is the author of such works as 'The Round House,' which won the 2012 National Book Award, and 'The Plague of Doves.' She is also the owner of the Minneapolis bookstore Birchbark Books and Native Arts. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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Aspen Words Prize Longlist of 16 Titles for 2019 Prize in Issue-Driven Fiction

This is the second year of operation for the Aspen Words Literary Prize, which stresses fiction that has social impact, work specifically addressing contemporary issues. The post Aspen Words Prize Longlist of 16 Titles for 2019 Prize in Issue-Driven Fiction appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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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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Do libraries matter? 94 percent of Americans say libraries make life better

In a recent survey by the Pew Research Center, 54 percent of respondents said libraries aren't as necessary as they once were when it comes to finding information. However, 94 percent said a library improves a community's quality of life. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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‘Dune’ has long divided the science fiction world. The new film won’t change that.

Frank Herbert’s magnum opus: masterful or clumsy? Denis Villeneuve’s movie continues the debate. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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In Frankfurt: Antje Rávik Strubel Wins the 2021 German Book Prize

Calling Antje Rávik Strubel's book literature 'that opposes injustice and violence,' the German Book Prize 2021 jury honors 'Blaue Frau.' The post In Frankfurt: Antje Rávik Strubel Wins the 2021 German Book Prize appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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A woman won a million-euro writing prize . . . then turned out to be three men.

This week, the winner of the Planeta Prize, a Spanish 1-million-euro literary award, was announced: Carmen Mola, a famously private crime thriller writer. All that was known about Mola, often referred to as Spain’s “Elena Ferrante,” is that she was a university professor in her mid-40s living in... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Abdulrazak Gurnah wins the Nobel prize in literature for 2021

His novels and short stories are populated with refugees from war, colonialism and historical injustice Continue reading at The Economist

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Abdulrazak Gurnah Wins 2021 Nobel Prize in Literature

The U.K.-based English-language Tanzanian novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah has won the 2021 Nobel Prize in Literature for “his uncompromising and compassionate penetration of the effects of colonialism and the fate of the refugee in the gulf between cultures and continents.” He is the fifth... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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PFD to launch Queer Fiction Prize

Literary agency Peters Fraser + Dunlop is launching the Queer Fiction Prize, with author Okechukwu Nzelu among the judges for the inaugural award. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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The post-apocalyptic world of Joy Williams’s ‘Harrow’ reads like a cautionary tale

Williams’s urgent novel takes place on the shore of a rotting lake, where a group of eco-warriors has gathered. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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The German Book Prize’s 2021 Shortlist: Six ‘Artistically Outstanding Novels’

Said to demonstrate 'an immense delight and expertise in storytelling,' the German Book Prize shortlist will yield to a winner on October 18. The post The German Book Prize’s 2021 Shortlist: Six ‘Artistically Outstanding Novels’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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