"At a glitzy gala in New York City on Wednesday night, four writers emerged with one of the world's most illustrious literary prizes, the National Book Award: Jesmyn Ward's Sing, Unburied, Sing, won for fiction; Masha Gessen's The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia, for nonfiction; Frank Bidart's Half-light: Collected Poems 1965-2016, for poetry; […]
Hello, readers! I’m Carolyn Kellogg, book editor of the L.A. Times, with this week’s newsletter with some great bookish stories to carry you through Thanksgiving. THE BIG STORY When critic at large Alexander Chee took his first creative writing class from Kit Reed at Wesleyan University more than...
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Mathieu Asselin’s book Monsanto: A Photographic Investigation has won the $10,000 First PhotoBook Prize in the 2017 Paris Photo—Aperture Foundation PhotoBook awards. Published by Verlag Kettler and Acte Sud, the book combines original photos, old Monsanto ads and archival material about the pesticide manufacturer. Show More Summary
It is with great relief that I announce that Duke University professor Nancy MacLean did not win the National Book Award for Nonfiction, for which her book Democracy in Chains was a finalist. MacLean casts the Nobel Prize–winning economist...Show More Summary
The National Book Awards are announced and The Washington Post picks the best books of the year.
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Last night, at the 2017 National Book Awards ceremony in New York, judges announced the winners of the annual prize in four categories: Young People's Literature, Poetry, Nonfiction, and Fiction.
Anne Hathaway and Emma Roberts both stepped out for the 2017 National Book Awards! The 35-year-old Colossal actress and the 26-year-old American Horror Story star hit the red carpet at the event held at Cipriani Wall Street on Wednesday (November 15) in New York City. Anne stunned in black satin ensemble, red peep-toe shoes, red [...]
Congratulations to Masha Gessen, Jesmyn Ward, Frank Bidart and Robyn Benway!
It is the second National Book Award for Ms. Ward, a Mississippi native who also won in 2011 for her novel “Salvage the Bones.”
Jesmyn Ward, Masha Gessen, Robin Benway, and Frank Bidart all won National Book Awards on Wednesday night, the New York Times reports. The writers were honored at a star-studded ceremony at Cipriani Wall Street hosted by actress Cynthia...Show More Summary
They've announced the winners of the 2017 (American) National Book Awards in the four categries they have. The fiction prize went to Sing, Unburied, Sing, by Jesmyn Ward; see the Scribner publicity page, or get your copy at Amazon.com...Show More Summary
Annual awards are given for fiction, non-fiction, young people'st literature and poetry.
For Ward, who won the fiction prize for Sing, Unburied, Sing, it was her second National Book Award. For Bidart, whose poetry collection spanned 51 years, it was akin to a lifetime achievement honor.
Jesmyn Ward won her second National Book Award for fiction — for “Sing, Unburied, Sing” on Wednesday night at a ceremony in New York. She took the stage and looked down at her phone, explaining that she wasn’t being rude — “my speech is on my phone.” She said that she had been rejected by gatekeepers...
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Wendy Grieb, assistant professor of art, was awarded a 2018 weeklong artist residency in Iceland with Light Grey Art Lab. Grieb will join a handful of animators, visual development artists, children’s book illustrators, background painters and designers. Show More Summary