Tess Gunty has won the inaugural Waterstones debut fiction prize.

Congratulations to Tess Gunty, whose critically acclaimed debut novel The Rabbit Hutch has just won the inaugural Waterstones debut fiction prize. The novel (about four teenagers—recently aged out of the state foster-care system—living together in an apartment building in the post-industrial Midwest), was selected as winner by a panel of Waterstones booksellers from a shortlist […] Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2022-08-26 15:48:11 UTC ]
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Giller Prize gala to honour best in Canadian fiction going virtual

A Canadian author of fiction will be awarded $100,000 in the comfort of their own home tonight as the Scotiabank Giller Prize gala goes virtual this year. Continue reading at CBC

[ CBC | 2020-11-09 17:43:21 UTC ]
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Inaugural Staunch Book Prize winner Serong shortlisted again for 2020 award

The first winner of the Staunch Book Prize, Jock Serong, has been shortlisted again for the 2020 award, in a year that sees indie publishers well represented.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-11-01 23:27:55 UTC ]
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HQ acquires debut from Primadonna Prize winner

HQ will publish the debut novel Ginger and Me from Elissa Soave, who won the inaugural Primadonna Prize in 2019. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-10-19 12:13:54 UTC ]
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Center for Fiction Debuts Susan Kamil Award for Emerging Writers

The Center for Fiction announced the establishment of the Susan Kamil Award for Emerging Writers, a new award to honor the memory and influence of the late Kamil, who was former executive v-p and publisher of the Random House imprint. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-10-19 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Here’s the shortlist for the Center for Fiction’s 2020 First Novel Prize.

Today the Center for Fiction announced the shortlist for its 2020 First Novel Prize. The prize, first awarded in 2006, recognizes the best debut fiction of the year, and it comes with $15,000; each finalist receives $1,000. Previous winners include De’Shawn Charles Winslow, Tommy Orange, and... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-10-01 15:05:06 UTC ]
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Viking snaps up 'riveting' historical fiction debut

Viking has acquired a historical debut by Annie Garthwaite, reimagining the story of Cecily Neville, the Duchess of York and mother to two kings of England—Edward IV and Richard III. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-09-16 20:07:38 UTC ]
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Booker Prize Shortlist Highlights Debuts, Women, Indies

Six titles made the shortlist for this year's Booker Prize for Fiction, of which four are debuts. The list is also notably diverse, with four female finalists and four titles coming from independent publishers. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-09-15 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Ayad Akhtar’s play ‘Disgraced’ won a Pulitzer Prize. Now ‘Homeland Elegies’ shows what that success cost him.

Akhtar has crafted a phenomenal coalescence of memoir, fiction, history and cultural analysis. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-08-31 10:55:09 UTC ]
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The Discomfort of Evening has won the International Booker Prize.

The International Booker Prize is awarded annually to the best book written in any language, translated into English, and published in the UK or Ireland. It comes with a whopping £50,000—shared equally between the author and translator. This year, the judges read 124 books in 30 languages. In a... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-08-26 16:02:37 UTC ]
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Shortlist for Armitage's inaugural Laurel Prize revealed

Colin Simms, Pascale Petit and Karen McCarthy Woolf have been shortlisted for the inaugural Laurel Prize, an ecopoetry award funded by Poet Laureate Simon Armitage. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-08-24 20:46:45 UTC ]
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Faber scoops Kae Tempest's debut non-fiction

Faber is to publish writer and performer Kae Tempest's first work of non-fiction this autumn.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-08-10 02:17:49 UTC ]
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Bridgman to release debut junior fiction series with Tiny Tree

Tiny Tree has acquired a new junior fiction series from Bonnie Bridgman, featuring fun, adventure and a strong female lead. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-08-07 03:55:34 UTC ]
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The real reason Jay Manuel from ‘ANTM’ made his debut novel fiction, not a memoir

For 18 seasons, he served as creative director and producer of the global phenomenon ‘America’s Next Top Model.’ But his debut novel isn’t the juicy tell-all you might’ve expected. Makeup artist and stylist Jay Manuel has spent more than 20 years in the fashion industry, most famously serving as... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2020-08-03 12:15:52 UTC ]
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Booker Prize longlist sees Mantel and Tyler up against seven debut novelists

Two-time Booker Prize winner Hilary Mantel and US novelist Anne Tyler are up against seven debut novelists, including Kiley Reid and Avni Doshi, on this year's longlist for the £50,000 award. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-07-27 17:16:08 UTC ]
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MJ scoops 'major' fiction debut The Butterfly Waltz

Michael Joseph has acquired The Butterfly Waltz and one other title by debut author Julie Owen Moylan at auction. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-07-22 18:32:25 UTC ]
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Can of Worms and Leapfrog to collaborate on Global Fiction Prize

Independent publisher Can of Worms has partnered with New York–based publisher Leapfrog Press for it's Global Fiction Prize.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-07-20 02:58:34 UTC ]
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Headline wins Sanghani’s 'irresistible' adult fiction debut

Headline Review has won Radhika Sanghani's first novel for adults, 30 Things I Love About Myself, in a "heated" auction. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-07-17 00:46:50 UTC ]
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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

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-07-14 15:56:24 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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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

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-22 13:56:12 UTC ]
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