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Prizes: Irish Book Awards

They've announced (albeit not very conveniently at the official site) the winners of this year's Irish Book Awards, with The Green Road, by Anne Enright, taking book of the year honors.

Champions League Matchday 5 Awards: Barca Show Brilliance, Zlatan Comes Home

Another round of UEFA Champions League group matches is in the books, so now we look back to take stock of all the action. Who scored the best goal? Who took part in the dullest match? Who shared the longest hug? All those questions and more are answered in this edition of Bleacher Report's Champions League Awards. Begin Slideshow

Delta’s Black Friday Award Sale for 10,000 Miles

Delta Air Lines is offering discounted award travel as part of an early Black Friday sale. Tickets booked by November 30 for travel between January 5 and February 24 may be available for discounted awards. Exact origin and destination cities vary, but this promotion is targeted at travel within the contiguous United States. Show More Summary

Delta Running Pre-Black Friday Award Discount Sale

Delta is running an 'award sale' for domestic economy 'starting at 10,000 miles plus taxes and fees each way' but the discount is only available on roundtrips. So you give up the ability to book one-ways in exchange for a 5000 mile discount on saver awards. Continue reading Delta Running Pre-Black Friday Award Discount Sale...

Writing Educates the Self

Alexandra Alter interviews National Book Award winner Ta-Nehisi Coates about the success of Between the World and Me. As he puts it, “The best part of writing is really to educate yourself. I don’t want to be anybody’s expert. I came in to learn.” Pair with our own Sonya Chung’s Millions piece on Coates’s epistolary essay.

Found: New Home For The 2016 Tony Awards

The 6,000-seat Radio City Music Hall has long been the preferred home for the awards because of its size and proximity to Broadway. But Radio City will be booked this summer with the new “Rockettes New York Spectacular.”

A Visit to Planet North Korea: On Adam Johnson’s ‘The Orphan Master’s Son’

After Adam Johnson’s surprise win of the National Book Award for Fortune Smiles last week, readers new to Johnson's work may also want to make room on their Christmas wish lists for his 2012 novel, The Orphan Master’s Son.

American Music Awards 2015: List of Winners!

The 2015 American Music Awards are in the books, and the annual extravaganza - with its honors voted on by the fans - lived up to its billing. By default. If you watched, you're most likely interested in the A-list stars and popularShow More Summary

An Englishman in Madrid review

The most recent addition to the complete review is my review of Eduardo Mendoza's An Englishman in Madrid. This book won the Premio Planeta in 2010 -- a prize that with its €601,000 cash award blows pretty much every other literary prize...Show More Summary

A Trick to Book Etihad First Class Awards When American Says They Aren’t Available

For the last couple of weeks the American Airlines website has intermittently been having problems with booking awards. Sometimes it will just error out, or it will be slow. Also recently American's call center agents haven't been able to see Etihad award space correctly. Show More Summary

Stephen Fry to be Awarded Rose d’Or Award for Lifetime Achievement

Stephen Fry (the narrator of the British Harry Potter audio books) will be honored with the Rose d’Or Award for Lifetime Achievement during the Rose d’Or Award Ceremony, December 9. The award is given to those who have made significant contributions to entertainment and broadcasting. The Rose d’Or website explains their clear choice of more!

National Book Awards: The Best Reader Wins!

The winners of the National Book Awards were selected this week following an evening in which all the nominees participated in a reading hosted by New School University. Even though I have no idea whether or not the judges attended the...Show More Summary

Adam Johnson, Inspired by Holograms, Humor and Escape

Mr. Johnson, whose “Fortune Smiles” won the National Book Award for fiction, talks about his surprise at winning and why he became a writer.

Ta-Nehisi Coates: ‘I Don’t Want to Be Anybody’s Expert’

Mr. Coates reflects on winning the National Book Award for “Between the World and Me,” and about his dislike of being called a public intellectual.

Robin Coste Lewis’ National Book Award Marks a Shift In How the Literary World Regards Black Poets

On Wednesday night, the National Book Award for poetry went to Los Angeles poet Robin Coste Lewis for her Voyage of the Sable Venus. The award would be out of the ordinary if only because this is Lewis’s first book; the last time the poetry award went to a debut was Marilyn Hacker’s Presentation Piece, in 1974. Show More Summary

Anything for Money

On Electric Literature’s Recommended Reading Tumblr, check out National Book Award finalist Karen E. Bender’s short story “Anything for Money.”

The Man in the High Castle Recap: After the War

Amazon's most ambitious drama begins with this clever episode, designed to introduce viewers to an alternative universe where Axis powers won World War II. Based on Philip K. Dick's 1962 Hugo Award–winning book, The Man in the High Castle is exactly the kind of challenging, enterprising show that Amazon needs.... More »

Coates’s moment

(Scott Johnson) Ta-Nehesi Coates was awarded the National Book Award (non-fiction) for Between the World and Me on Wednesday night. It is an utterly abominable book. I wrote about it in the City Journal column “An updated racial hustle.” Christopher Caldwell nailed it in the Weekly Standard. Show More Summary

Morning Cup of Links: The 2015 National Book Awards

6 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Start your day on the right foot with these great links!

Shortlists for 2015 Costa book awards

The shortlists for the 2015 Costa book awards have been announced. There are five prizes in all and two major names – Anne Enright and Kate Atkinson – appear among the contenders for the novel prize. The Guardian notes that The Loney by Andrew Michael Hurley, which is up for the first novel prize, had […]

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