Sanchez, Espada, Teicher Snag American Poets Prizes

The Academy of American Poets has named poets Sonia Sanchez, Martín Espada, and PW staffer Craig Teicher among the nine winners of its 2018 American Poets Prizes. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-08-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Scholar of World War II Homefront Wins American History Book Prize

The New-York Historical Society award goes to a study of fractures in American society a year after Pearl Harbor, which resonates amid the pandemic today. Continue reading at The New York Times

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Women Poets' Prize reveals 2020 shortlist

Nine writers have made the shortlist for the biennial Women Poets' Prize, hailed for their “ambitious, experimental and ground-breaking” work. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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US poet Louise Glück wins Nobel Prize in Literature

The Nobel Prize in Literature has been awarded to American poet Louise Glück for her “unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal.” Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Most diverse Booker prize shortlist ever is also almost all American

With no room for Hilary Mantel’s conclusion to her Wolf Hall trilogy, the six finalists also include four debutsHilary Mantel will not win a third Booker prize with the final novel in her Thomas Cromwell trilogy, after American writers made a near clean sweep of this year’s shortlist.With four... Continue reading at The Guardian

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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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Royal Birmingham Conservatoire partners with Women Poets' Prize

The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire has partnered with the Women Poets' Prize for the 2020 award, as it launches its second year in action.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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2020 Academy of American Poets Laureate Fellowships Announced

The Academy of American Poets has announced its 2020 Poets Laureate Fellows. The 23 fellowships are intended to help the poets lead civic poetry programs in their communities over the next year. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Poets dominate the shortlist for the £30,000 Dylan Thomas Prize.

Here is the shortlist for this year’s Swansea University Dylan Thomas Prize. In its fifteenth year, the Dylan Thomas Prize is one of the UK’s most prestigious literary awards, as well as the largest literary prize for young writers (that means age 39 and under). Congratulations to the finalists!... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Debut poets dominate £30k Swansea University Dylan Thomas Prize shortlist

The work of young and experimental poets dominates this year's Swansea University Dylan Thomas Prize, worth £30,000. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Rick Atkinson Wins American History Book Prize

The award from the New-York Historical Society honors the first installment of his planned trilogy about the American Revolution, which emphasizes the conflict’s costs and uncertainties. Continue reading at The New York Times

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‘Everyone wants a place where they feel safe,’ says Joy Harjo, the first Native American U.S. poet laureate

She says our global community is at a dire environmental moment in our collective history. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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National Book Foundation Honors American Booksellers’ Oren Teicher

Engaged with the American Booksellers Association since 1990, Oren Teicher retires at the end of this year from his position as the ABA's CEO. The post National Book Foundation Honors American Booksellers’ Oren Teicher appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Native American writer Joy Harjo is the next U.S. Poet Laureate

A member of the Muscogee Nation, Harjo has authored eight collections of poetry. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Searls Wins Wolff Translator’s Prize; UK’s Women’s Poets Announce Swift Book

Translator Damion Searls has received the US$10,000 Wolff Translator's Prize, and the Women Poet's Prize announces a collection of Rebecca Swift's work. The post Searls Wins Wolff Translator’s Prize; UK’s Women’s Poets Announce Swift Book appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Naomi Shihab Nye is first Arab American author named Young People's Poet Laureate

Naomi Shihab Nye has become the first Arab American author to be named the Young People's Poet Laureate. Nye, a Palestinian American writer and longtime fixture of the San Antonio literary scene, is the seventh poet to be named to the post by the Poetry Foundation. Foundation Director Katherine... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Naomi Shihab Nye is first Arab American author named Young People's Poet Laureate

Naomi Shihab Nye has become the first Arab American author to be named the Young People's Poet Laureate. Nye, a Palestinian American writer and longtime fixture of the San Antonio literary scene, is the seventh poet to be named to the post by the Poetry Foundation. Foundation Director... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Inaugural Academy of American Poets Laureate Fellowships Announced

The Academy of American Poets has announced the recipients of its inaugural fellowships,awarding 13 poets laureate across the U.S. with a combined $1,050,000 in recognition of their literary merit and to support civic programs. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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No more Americans? What a new sponsor could mean for the Man Booker prize

Hedge fund’s departure as £1.6m backer of the UK’s leading fiction award has prompted feverish speculation about the prize’s futurePrevious Man Booker prize winners are among those keenly awaiting the announcement of the new sponsor of the prestigious literary award, after the prize’s sponsor of... Continue reading at The Guardian

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