The 2017 Etisalat Literature Prize Goes to… Jowhor Ile – for his book, And after Many Days. He will receive £15,000, an Etisalat sponsored book tour to three African countries, a fellowship at the University of East Anglia, and an engraved Montblanc Meisterstück pen. Congratulations! The Debut of Amazon Charts On May […]
American Writers Museum Opens in Chicago The American Writers Museum opens its doors today in Chicago. The 11,000 square feet space houses timelines, placards, a word “waterfall” with interactive games, and more. A small selection of the writers represented include Mark Twain, Gwendolyn Brooks, Robert Frost, Harriet Beecher […]
J.K. Rowling Announces New Online Book Club Harry Potter fans unite! The Wizarding World Book Club “aims to surprise and delight those who have never read a Harry Potter book, as well as returning readers who want to join the conversation.” The club will launch in June in celebration […]
Independent Bookstore Day Celebrated The official Independent Bookstore Day is the last day of April each year. Bringing author readings, music and kids events and more, indie bookstores from all over celebrate this special Saturday. Indie bookstores are vital, enthusiastic, and community-building centers of literature, poetry, and creativity. Love […]
On March 16, the NBCC celebrated the finalists for the 2016 publishing year. The winners include Louise Erdrich for her novel, LaRose, and Ishion Hutchinson for poetry with House of Lords and Commons.
Los Angeles Times Book Finalists Announced The finalists, announced on 2/22, include Zadie Smith’s novel Swing Time, Jane Mayer’s Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right, and Rep. John Lewis’ graphic memoir March: Book Three. The list includes 55 books, plus one award was announced – […]
The fiction prize went to C.E. Morgan for The Sport of Kings, the nonfiction winner was Susan Faludi for her memoir In the Darkroom, and young readers’ literature author Jason Reynolds for his book, As Brave as You.
Paul Beatty won the British literary award for his novel The Sellout. This is the first time the British prize has been awarded to an American author since it was opened up to non-UK writers three years ago.
The collection of short stories, with starred reviews in Kirkus and Publisher’s Weekly, is rich with complex characters, deep in the mountains of West Virginia, and rural North Carolina.
The biggest piece of literary news this week is, of course, Bob Dylan’s winning of the Nobel prize in literature. His winning of the award has everyone in a tizzy, except for Bob Dylan himself. Twenty-four hours after Dylan had been announced as the winner, the Swedish Academy […]