Jason Mott‘s Hell of a Book (Dutton) won the fiction prize at the 72nd Annual National Book Awards on Wednesday evening. Luis Alberto Urrea presented the award at the end of a virtual-only ceremony, which was broadcast in part from the Penguin Random House offices. Mott said, “I would like to dedicate this award to […]
The New York Times and New York Public Library announced their best illustrated children’s books of 2021: I Am the Subway, written and illustrated by Kim Hyo-eun, translated from Korean by Deborah Smith The Night Walk, written and illustrated by Marie Dorléans Time Is a Flower, written and illustrated by Julie Morstad It Fell From […]
The National Book Critics Circle announced the Gregg Barrios Book in Translation Prize, which “seeks to highlight the artistic merit of literature in translation and recognize translators’ valuable work, which expands and enriches American literary culture by bringing world literature to English-language readers.” The inaugural prize will honor a book from any genre translated into […]
Two weeks ago Barnes & Noble announced their buyers’ picks for best books of the year overall and across multiple categories. Now the chains’ booksellers have duly picked 5.5 of the buyers’ top 11 as finalist for their Book of the Year designation, to be named November 18. Both include titles Anthony Doerr, Paul McCartney, […]
Two big Canadian literary prizes announced their nominees. The Governor General’s awards named English-language nominees in seven categories, including Fiction, where the field includes Rachel Cusk’s SECOND PLACE. Winners will be revealed on November 17. The Cundhill History Prize named their nominees as well (with the winner to be announced December 2.)
The extensive longlists for the 2022 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction were announced. The shortlist, consisting of three fiction and three nonfiction titles, will be announced on November 8. The German Book Prize was awarded to Antje Rávik Strubel for her novel Blaue Frau (S. Fischer).