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Rosmarie Waldrop Wins 2016 L.A. Times Book Prize for Poetry

This weekend, Rosmarie Waldrop won the 2016 L.A. Times Book Prize for Poetry! “The awards were presented Friday night at USC, hosted by comedian Tig Notaro, just before the opening of the two-day L.A. Times Festival of Books,” reported the paper. Waldrop’s Gap Gardening: Selected Poems (New Directions, 2016) was honored in the poetry category. […]

Plutocrats United Gets Scribes Book Award Honorable Mention

I’m please to announced that Plutocrats United received honorable mention for the 2017 Scribes Book Award. Scribes is the American Society of Legal Writers. … Continue reading ?

Wellcome science book prize goes to story of a heart transplant

Maylis de Kerangal’s Mend the Living, which tracks the journey of a heart from donor to recipient, is only the second novel to take the £30,000 award A novel that “illustrates what it is to be human” has become the first translated book to win the Wellcome prize for science writing. Show More Summary

2017 Merritt Awards announced

The 24th annual Merritt Awards for Excellence in Design and Collaboration are slated to take place this May in Chicago. Broadway and film costume designer Ann Roth, whose many credits include "The Nance," "The Book of Mormon" and "Midnight Cowboy," will receive the 2017 Merritt Award. The national...

Los Angeles Times Book Prizes Winners Announced

Tig Notaro hosted the literary awards show with honorees including Thomas McGuane, Ruebén Martinez and 11 authors in a variety of categories

Ralph Ellison: A One-Book Author

Having just published his first novel, Invisible Man, to critical acclaim (it won the National Book Award), Ralph Ellison, in 1952, struggled with his second novel. In a letter that year to his friend and fellow writer, Albert Murray,...Show More Summary

JazzWax: 3 JJA Nominations

4 days agoMusic / Jazz : JazzWax

Yesterday, JazzWax and I were nominated in three categories by the Jazz Journalists Association for its 2017 JJA Jazz Awards, to be announced on May 15. JazzWax was nominated for "Blog of the Year" while my book, Anatomy of a...       Related Stories JazzWax Wins JJA Award  

Midwest Book Awards Announce Finalists, Includes GMP Columnist Amy Zellmer

The awards recognize quality in independent publishing in the Midwest. The post Midwest Book Awards Announce Finalists, Includes GMP Columnist Amy Zellmer appeared first on The Good Men Project.

Cricket Society returns the love as Nicholas takes top prize

5 days agoSports / Cricket : The Cordon

Mark Nicholas, the cricket broadcaster, ESPNcricinfo contributor and former Hampshire captain, has won the Cricket Society and MCC cricket book of the year award for 2017

Women in SF&F Month: Leanna Renee Hieber

Today I am delighted to welcome Leanna Renee Hieber! Her lovely debut novel, The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker, won two Prism Awards: one for Fantasy Romance and one for Best First Book. This book and its sequel, TheShow More Summary

Detained Hong Kong bookseller Gui wins Swedish free speech prize

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - A bookseller detained in China for publishing books on the personal lives of President Xi Jinping and other Communist Party leaders has won a prize for free speech and press freedom awarded by a Swedish media organization.

Shorties (The 2017 Best Translated Book Award Finalists, New Music from Waxahatchee, and more)

The 2017 Best Translated Book Award finalists have been announced. Stream a new Waxahatchee song. eBooks on sale for $1.50 today: After Disasters by Viet Dinh The Architecture of the Arkansas Ozarks by Donald Harington We're All Damaged by Matthew...

Marvel (quietly) at the top eight most beautifully designed libraries

A good book and a beautiful library certainly sounds like a match made in heaven to us. You can dream on, with these eight libraries recognised in the 2017 AIA/ALA Library Building Awards. Just dream quietly please. SEE ALSO: 20 stunning...Show More Summary

Best Translated Book Award shortlists

They've now announced the fiction finalists for the (American) Best Translated Book Award -- ten titles still in the running. (They announced the five poetry finalists too.) The most notable missing title is, of course, John E. Woods' translation of Arno Schmidt's Bottom's Dream, though since that wasn't on the longlist... Show More Summary

Thirteen countries and nine languages are among the finalists for the Best Translated Book Awards

The finalists for the 10th annual Best Translated Book Awards were announced Tuesday morning, with 10 authors and translators nominated in the fiction category and five in the poetry category. The shortlists were first announced by the literary website the Millions. This year's finalists represent...

Stephen Colbert Is Turning One Of His Popular Segments Into A Book

“Late Show” host Stephen Colbert is a longtime evangelist of new books. During his tenure at “The Colbert Report,” he hosted authors like National Book Award winner Phil Klay, and literary darlings Toni Morrison, John Green and Michael...Show More Summary

The 2017 BTBA Finalists for Fiction and Poetry

Behold the finalists for the Best Translated Book Awards. The post The 2017 BTBA Finalists for Fiction and Poetry appeared first on The Millions.

Rueben Martinez, winner of the Innovator's Award at the L.A. Times Book Prizes

“These were my tickets out of the copper mines,” says Rueben Martinez, sweeping his hand over the books stacked on the coffee table inside his small, sage-colored home. A sign on the lawn announces, “This House is Celebrating its Centennial,” and shaded by two stately pepper trees, the craftsman...

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