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'A DIFFICULT PAR' Wins 2014 USGA Herbert Warren Wind Book Award

11 hours agoSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

Congratulations to bestselling author James R. Hansen for another notable literary achievement. Following are major portions of the USGA's announcement from earlier this week. By USGA FAR HILLS, N.J. – In recognition of its high standard of achievement in golf literature, James R. Show More Summary

H is For Hawk Takes 2014 Costa Book Award

H is for Hawk by Helen MacDonald has won the 2014 Costa book prize. The author will take home a £30,000 prize for the memoir, which tells her personal account of training a goshawk in order to deal with the death of her father. “AllShow More Summary

2015 Power Political Book Award Winners

Revolt on the Right by Matthew Goodwin and Robert Ford won the Paddy Power Political Book Awards this year. The two were awarded with a £10,000 prize. The award recognizes “the very best in political writing and publishing.” The awards...Show More Summary

The Truth About Books, Money, Awards (And Not Quitting Your Day Job)

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Authors seldom discuss how much money they actually make writing science fiction or fantasy. But on her blog, Kameron Hurley breaks it down, listing all her advances and how much she actually ended up with. And she explains how winning an award can change the game, and why she won't quit her day job. Read more...

How To Still Get Emirates Chauffeur On Alaska Award Tickets

At the beginning of the year I wrote about how Emirates eliminated chauffeur service for those booking through partner airlines. Emirates has always been among the most generous airlines with chauffeur service, and has offered it free of charge to first and business class passengers regardless of the type of ticket or where they booked. Show More Summary

Rory Bremner takes John Bercow to task over million pound gym revamp

John Bercow got more than he bargained for last night when he presented an award at Paddy Power’s Political Book Awards. Appearing on stage alongside Rory Bremner to giveaway the gong for… Continue reading The post Rory Bremner takes John Bercow to task over million pound gym revamp appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

“Just about everybody else in this book is white”: Daniel Handler and the race questions the New York Times won’t ask

NYTBR ducks asking Handler about racist jokes at National Book Award -- or the racial subtext to his new novel

'H is for Hawk' wins Costa Book Award

The Costa Book Award, which comes with a prize of $45,000, was given to Helen Macdonald for her memoir "H is for Hawk" on Tuesday in London. Now named for Costa Coffee, it was formerly known as the Whitbread Prize.

“Neither word exactly conjures security”

You may have heard that Vulture editor Adam Sternbergh was nominated for an Edgar Award for his book Shovel Ready last week. Now, to give Vulture readers a taste of his literary style, he’s published an annotated excerpt of the sequel Near Enemy, which came out earlier this month. As the introduction puts it, the […]

New York Chef Ignacio Mattos Signs Book Deal With Artisan

The Estela cookbook will be released in the fall of 2017. James Beard Award nominee and chef Ignacio Mattos of New York City's Estela has signed on with Artisan to write his first cookbook. Mattos's  bold, comforting food has earned him stacks of praise from local and national media. Show More Summary

Robert Harris: BBC’s books coverage is a ‘disgrace’

Lord Hall will be glad that he didn’t attend last night’s Costa Book Awards. Robert Harris, who chaired this year’s judges, took the opportunity to criticise the corporation’s book coverage when announcing… Continue reading The post Robert Harris: BBC’s books coverage is a ‘disgrace’ appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

"A Difficult Par" Wins 2014 USGA Book Award

Congratulations to James Hansen, author of "A Difficult Par"

Please Nominate Unframed for the Golden Geek Awards

The Golden Geek Awards are now accepting nominees, and if you’re an RPGGeek member and a fan of the Stew’s latest book, Unframed: The Art of Improvisation for Game Masters, I’d like to ask for your nomination. Voting only takes a few moments and runs through February 8th. Show More Summary

My Best Award Ticket Ever: Canceled

On Thursday I wrote a post entitled "Thinking Of Canceling My Best Award Ticket Ever." As I explained, back when US Airways first joined the oneworld alliance I booked an award on them from New York to Melbourne... via London and Dubai. At...Show More Summary

SAG Awards 2015: List of Winners!

Awards season is very much in full swing in Hollywood. With the Golden Globes in the books and the Oscars on tap February 22, the 21st annual Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards honored the best in movies and TV Sunday. The Screen Actors...Show More Summary

Kanye West Explains The Real Reason He Doesn't Smile

Kanye West is notorious for keeping a straight face in photos, and now we know the reason why. While at The Daily Front Row’s Fashion Los Angeles Awards, West revealed the reason he doesn't show his teeth is because of a book from the...Show More Summary

Seven-step drop: Senior Bowl studs and duds

MOBILE, Ala. -- The 2015 Senior Bowl practices are in the books, and it’s time to review all of my notes on who shined and who struggled throughout the week. Here are seven awards after watching a full week of practices: Best overall...Show More Summary

Gigi Hadid Named Model of the Year By Daily Front Row 

Gigi Hadid just won Daily Front Row's Model of the Year award, which, considering her visibility this year—campaigns with Guess and Maybelline, spreads in every mag from CR Fashion Book to Sports Illustrated, a Chanel runway show, etc—isn't really a surprising distinction. Read more...

Constructive Criticism: Announcing the NBCC Award Nominees

The finalists for the National Book Critics Circle Awards were announced this week. There are thirty finalists, falling into six categories: autobiography, biography, criticism, fiction, general nonfiction, and poetry. The National Book Critics Circle has one of the more interesting...

National Poetry Month Poster Unveiled

The Academy of American Poets has unveiled the official poster design for National Poetry Month, which takes place in April. National Book Award finalist Roz Chast designed this year’s poster. The poster includes a line of poetry by the poet Mark Strand, who died last year. Show More Summary

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