RWA Retires RITA Awards, Debuts the 'Vivian' After a Winter of Controversy

The Romance Writers of America will permanently retire its annual RITA Awards, which it has presented annually since 1982, and introduce a new award, the Vivian, following a controversy related to issues of diversity at the organization over the winter. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-05-21 04:00:00 UTC ]
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RWA axes RITA awards and launches new prize after racism row

The Romance Writers of America (RWA) is ditching its annual RITA Awards in favour of a new prize following a racism row that engulfed the organisation. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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RWA Cancels 2020 RITA Awards

The U.S.'s foremost writers association for romance writers has announced that it will postpone the 2020 RITA Contest, the country's top prize for romance fiction, until next year. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-01-07 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Toon up for both Bloody Scotland Debut award and McIlvanney Prize

This year's Bloody Scotland Debut Crime Book of the year shortlist and McIlvanney Prize longlist have been revealed, with author Francine Toon up for both awards.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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RITA romance awards cancelled after race row sparks author boycott

The Romance Writers of America has cancelled its annual RITA awards ceremony after hundreds of authors staged a boycott over an ongoing race row. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-01-07 22:15:04 UTC ]
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Four Debuts Shortlisted for UK’s Times/Warwick Young Writer Award

Two titles from Hachette imprints, one from Pan Macmillan and one from Penned in the Margins are shortlisted for this year's Young Writer of the Year Award. The post Four Debuts Shortlisted for UK’s Times/Warwick Young Writer Award appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-11-05 06:45:00 UTC ]
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Lorna Cook triumphs with debut novel to win Joan Hessayon Award

Essex author Lorna Cook has won the Romantic Novelists' Association's (RNA) prestigious Joan Hessayon Award for new writers with her debut novel The Forgotten Village (Avon).  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-09-16 02:19:21 UTC ]
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Khan wins Branford Boase Award for debut novel

Muhammad Khan and his editor Lucy Pearse have won this year’s Branford Boase Award for a debut novel for children or young people with I Am Thunder (Macmillan Children’s Books). Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-06-27 15:50:48 UTC ]
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Antrobus and debut author Youngson triumph at SoA awards

Raymond Antrobus and 70-year-old debut novelist Anne Youngson are among the winners of this year's £100,000 Society of Authors' Awards.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-06-17 02:12:28 UTC ]
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During BookExpo, London Book Fair’s CAMEO Awards Make a US Debut

The London Book and Screen Week's CAMEO Awards get their first outing in New York City with an award for a US audiobook adaptation during BookExpo. The post During BookExpo, London Book Fair’s CAMEO Awards Make a US Debut appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-05-23 05:30:08 UTC ]
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Debut author triumphs with Children’s Books Ireland awards hat-trick

Debut author Kelly McCaughrain has won a trio of prizes at the Children’s Books Ireland awards—a first in the 29 year history of the prize. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-05-22 12:44:25 UTC ]
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Morris and 81-year-old debut novelist shortlisted for SoA awards

Bestselling author Heather Morris and 81-year-old debut novelist Norma MacMaster have been shortlisted for the Society of Authors' Awards.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-05-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The UK’s Costa Book Awards Shortlists: Half Debuts, £35,000 in Prize Money

The Costa Book Awards for 2018 drew a record 641 entries across the program's five categories. In January, the five category winners will be announced, followed  by the overall winner's ceremony. The post The UK’s Costa Book Awards Shortlists: Half Debuts, £35,000 in Prize Money appeared first... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction to CE Tobisman for ‘Proof’; Abigail Strom Wins RITA Award

This eighth annual prize in legal storytelling, created with Harper Lee's authorization, goes to CE Tobisman for her novel about a potential elder abuse case, the second book in her series about attorney Caroline Auden. The post Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction to CE Tobisman for ‘Proof’;... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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PEN America Announces Refocused Short Story Debut Award, the Bingham Prize

The coming together of the United States' two PEN chapters has given the organization a chance to refocus its Bingham Prize for debut short stories, and it will be awarded in February. The post PEN America Announces Refocused Short Story Debut Award, the Bingham Prize appeared first on... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Nova's debut collection scoops the CLiPPA award

Karl Nova has won the CLiPPA prize for his debut poetry collection, Rhythm and Poetry, published by Caboodle Books. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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London Magazine launches award for debut fiction

Literary periodical The London Magazine is launching a new literary award for debuts in partnership with law firm Collyer Bristow. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Former agent's 'dark' debut wins RNA new writer award

Former literary agent Hannah Begbie has won The Romantic Novelists' Association's (RNA) Joan Hessayon Award for new writers for her novel Mother (HarperCollins). Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Berlin’s Future! Publish Debuts Its German Book Trailer Award

The conference in its third year has instituted a new book trailer award program with a shortlist of 30 videos designed to entice consumers to various publishers' titles. Organizers say the trailer award will be an annual feature of the conference. The post Berlin’s Future! Publish Debuts Its... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Debut collection Moon Juice wins CLiPPA award

Poet Kate Wakeling has won this year's CLiPPA award for children's poetry for her debut collection Moon Juice, published by indie The Emma Press. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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