Hannah Wood, an Associate Editor at Harper, has won The Ashmead Award. The publishing prize honors book editor Lawrence Peel \"Larry\" Ashmead, who passed away in 2010. Wood began her publishing career as an editorial intern at W.W.Show More Summary
The new KLM promo awards are here. This month however they are not as exciting as usual, I guess this is the busy period for them or a sign that the economy is getting better. The majority of the discount for award travel is -25% in comparison with previous months were they had -50%. Show More Summary
Cathay Pacific first class award seats especially have gotten much tougher to book in recent months. Cathay still regularly makes unsold seats available in the week and even day prior to travel, but advance award availability can be scarce. Show More Summary
One of the ways my family is able to book the award flights that we do is by taking advantage of transferring miles and points to different hotel and airline accounts during transfer bonus periods. This is when you are given extra miles...Show More Summary
Last week I took a spontaneous trip to Barcelona and spent some much-needed girl time with a good friend of mine. I booked the trip using miles, 5 days before departure, and I had a blast exploring a new beautiful European city. Even...Show More Summary
The past week-end the winners of the 2015 Locus Awards have been announced: SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL “Ancillary Sword” by Ann Leckie (Orbit US; Orbit UK) FANTASY NOVEL “The Goblin Emperor” by Katherine Addison (Tor) YOUNG ADULT BOOK “Half...Show More Summary
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Reader Casey asked, "My friend booked 2 United economy awards for him and myself for 25k each. To upgrade to Business class it is only 15k each. I have 25K and he has 5k. Can we somehow upgrade to Business for both of us using our miles? We can’t figure it out on the website. Thank you!" Continue reading Upgrading an Award Ticket With Miles from Two Accounts...
Bestselling authors such as Karin Slaughter and Steve Berry tell us why they love these five outstanding debut books that are finalists for the Thriller Awards' Best First Novel category.
This year’s Hugo Awards controversy is confusing. There are two kinds of puppies! Are the puppies against diversity, or literary snobbery? And so on. But really, this is all about books, and particularly what kind of books we’re supposed to celebrate. So here are eight books that can help you understand the Hugo mess. Read more...
In his forthcoming memoir, Don “DJ” Arneson will most certainly cover the topic of Lobo, the first comic book headlined by a black character that he created in 1965 for Dell Comics. But per an interview in the Lichtfield County Times,...Show More Summary
Anthony Doerr has been awarded the Carnegie Medal for Fiction for his bestselling novel "All the Light We Cannot See." Bryan Stevenson was awarded the Carnegie Medal for Nonfiction for his book on his experience with inequities in the American criminal justice system, "Just Mercy: A Story of Justice...
Reader aussiejosh asked the following question on the "Ask Lucky" forum: "I have a USDM award which just keeps giving me grief. I am booked on an award itinerary, part of which is an AA operated flight from LHR - MIA. I have a separate...Show More Summary
Today please welcome return guest Jenny Milchman.” Jenny’s new novel, As Night Falls, will be released tomorrow. She is also the author of Cover of Snow, which won the Mary Higgins Clark Award, and Ruin Falls, an Indie Next Pick and a Top Ten of 2014 by Suspense Magazine. She is Vice President of Author […]
Reader Barry writes, "In the midst of living at [a hotel and] I happened to notice if you book a series of one-day award reservations, you get a new fruit plate and bottle of wine each day. By the time I leave I'll have a fully-stocked cellar." Continue reading How to Get More than One Check-in Amenity During Your Hotel Stay...
Orbit Books are no slouches when it comes to amazing books and equally amazing artwork for those titles. Previously they have showcased their brilliance with the cover art for David Dalglish, Rachel Bach/Aaron, N.K. Jemisin, Joe Abercrombie, etc..So I was very pleased to see them continue their trend with the release of cover for Skyborn. Show More Summary
The Edward Sapir Book Prize was established in 2001 and is awarded to a book that makes the most significant contribution to our understanding of language in society, or the ways in which language mediates historical or contemporary sociocultural processes. Beginning in 2012, the Sapir Prize has been awarded annually. The following 12 books have been [...]
Book Club Carlson award nights by July 31 for stays through December 31, 2015 at 25% off the standard reward rate when using Promotional Code LATAM25. This means a category 5 hotel at 44,000 points is only 33,000 points per reward night. Show More Summary
In her recent blog post, novelist Nicola Griffith pointed out that books about women rarely win important awards in the literary world like the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. For example, the Pulitzer Prize from 2000 toShow More Summary
Lufthansa first class award space is almost never made available to partner airlines more than 14 days in advance of travel. If you want to book Lufthansa first class you either need to be using Lufthansa's own Miles & More points (they're...Show More Summary