Yesterday, the Best Translated Book Awards finalists for fiction were announced. There were ten finalists this year. Bolded titles represent works that I've read: Horses of God by Mahi Binebine, translated from the French by Lulu Norman...Show More Summary
E.L. Doctorow has won this year’s Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction. The author of such celebrated historical novels as “Ragtime,” “The Book of Daniel” and “March” will receive the award during the National Book Festival in Washington on Aug. 30. In a statement announcing the prize, Librarian of Congress James H. Billington, wrote, “E.L. Doctorow is our very […]
FOR TEAM “MARCH,” the journey has come full circle. Last summer, writers Rep. John Lewis and Andrew Aydin and artist Nate Powell debuted their finished graphic memoir “March: Book One” at San Diego Comic-Con. On Tuesday, the Eisner Award...Show More Summary
As a judge for the fiction category for the Best Translated Book Awards (and, let's face it, someone whose reading is entirely dominated by fiction (as I noted recently, 91 of the past 100 titles reviewed at the complete review wereShow More Summary
That was fast! Your 2013 National Book Award winner is already getting its film adaptation: Liev Schreiber and Jaden Smith are both attached to The Good Lord Bird, based on the novel by James McBride. Schreiber will play John Brown, the famed abolitionist, to Smith's Henry, a young slave whom... More »
EXCLUSIVE: Liev Schreiber (Ray Donovan) and Jaden Smith (The Karate Kid, After Earth) are set to star in period drama The Good Lord Bird, a big screen adaptation of the 2013 National Book Award winner by Miracle At St. Anna/Red Hook Summer scribe James McBride. Show More Summary
Translating a book is arduous and notoriously low-paid work. It's a labor of love for most. With a few blockbuster exceptions (think Gabriel García Márquez or Haruki Murakami) publishers don't make much, if any money from the translated titles they offer. That's one reason why just 3% of the books published in the U.S. are works of translation.
I was very pleased to hear that Donna Tartt won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction yesterday for "The Goldfinch," a wonderful and funny novel about art and memory. Award-winning books are too often selected on the basis of what readers "should" like, rather than what they actually do. Show More Summary
The Best Translated Book Award shortlist will be announced today at 10:00 AM (EST); this post will be updated around then with the list and some commentary.
Congratulations are in order for Donna Tartt, whose 784-page book, The Goldfinch, a "beautifully written coming-of-age novel with exquisitely drawn characters," has just been awarded the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. Raise your hand if you've read it. Read more...
GalleyCat: The Bible might become Louisiana’s official state book. Not to be outdone, Arkansas is expected to name Little Red Riding Hood its official book. FishbowlDC: The AP’s Rukmini Callimachi is this year’s recipient of the Michael Kelly Award. TVSpy: Here’s a video of a meteorologist getting scared out of his mind. Show More Summary
The 2014 Pulitzer Prizes were announced Monday, with 13 awards given to different categories under journalism and seven awarded under books, drama and music. Scene in @washingtonpost newsroom right now. pic.twitter.com/jLuDGpi5aU — Jason...Show More Summary
A couple of weeks ago US Airways transitioned from the Star Alliance to oneworld, and there has certainly been a big learning curve with this, for both their agents and even for us. I’ve done what I can to provide tips for booking oneworld...Show More Summary
The Broadway hit “The Book of Mormon” won four awards, including best new musical, at the Olivier Awards, London’s equivalent of the Tonys.
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We cover a decent number of literary awards here at The Millions, but we, like most magazines, have a tendency to focus on the present. At the LARB, Andrew Nicholls makes up for this by recounting the very first book awards, in which Mooluu’s “The Beast Attacked” goes head-to-head with Kurtan the Elder’s “Why Half […]
The Marvel Comics title Young Avengers won the comic book category in the Glaad Media Awards, given out Saturday. It is their 25th year, during several of which they have included an award for comics. The award is to honor portrayals of members of LGBT communities across media. Show More Summary
The World Photography Organization has announced that American photographer Mary Ellen Mark is the recipient of the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards for Outstanding Contribution to Photography. She has published eighteen books, with her nineteenth available this spring. Show More Summary
With the 2013-14 season in the books, it's time for Bleacher Report to hand out the season's NHL awards. Adrian Dater, Jonathan Willis, Steve Macfarlane, Allan Mitchell, Lyle Richardson, Carol Schram, Rob Vollman and myself voted on the six major awards. Show More Summary
Much like Pharrell Williams's turn on the Grammy red carpet, Grumpy Cat just outdid all the dresses and gowns at the MTV Movie Awards. Taking a page from both Pharrell and Dr. Seuss's books, this stylish feline doesn't need to wear much more than a hat to make an impression. So is this look purrfect or what? Vote on all of our MTV Movie Awards polls here!