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2017 Writers Guild Awards Winners Announced

Many folks know about the SAG Awards, the Screen Actors Guild Awards. There’s lots of hoopla surrounding it, lots of stars dressed up in designer clothes, a red carpet and fawning correspondents. Some of you might even watch the ceremony. But did you know there are also major industry awards given out by the Writers […]

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SWFA Announces the 2016 Nebula Awards Nominees

On Monday, the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) announced the nominees for the 51st Annual Nebula Awards, the Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation and the Andre Norton Award for Outstanding Young Adult Science Fiction or Fantasy Book. The Nebula Awards recognize the best works of science fiction and fantasy published […]

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2017 PEN America Literary Awards Finalists Announced

PEN America Center, founded in 1922 and based in New York City, works to advance literature, to defend free expression, and to foster international literary fellowship. It has an extensive program of annual awards and fellowships that serve to recognize recent outstanding endeavors in various literary fields and to encourage different forms of literary production. […]

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Marlon James Opens Up on His Epic Fantasy Trilogy

In an Entertainment Weekly interview published this week, Man Booker prize winner Marlon James opened up about the epic fantasy series he is currently working on, to be known as the Dark Star Trilogy. And get this – it’s going to be based in African mythology. An African Lord of the Rings?  Yes, please! This […]

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Richard Adams, 1920 – 2016

Richard Adams, the author of the iconic children’s book, Watership Down, has died at age 96. He had been ill for some time, but died peacefully at 10:00 pm on Christmas Eve. His daughter, Juliet Johnson, was with her father when he died, and took comfort that they had had a long, loving talk the […]

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Complete List of 2017 Pen America Longlists

Last week, we highlighted the Pen America Open Book Award longlist, which honors exceptional book-length works of literature by an author of color, and promised a complete rundown of the longlists from all the categories once they had all been released.  They have been, and here you go! PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award for Nonfiction – […]

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A Closer Look at the 2017 Pen America Open Book Award Longlist Nominees

  According to its website, “PEN American Center is the largest of the 145 centers of PEN International, the world’s leading human rights and international literary organization. PEN International was founded in 1921 to dispel national, ethnic, and racial tensions and to promote understanding among all countries. PEN American Center, founded a year later, works […]

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2016 National Book Award Winners Announced

The mission of the National Book Foundation is to celebrate the best of American literature, to expand its audience, and to enhance the cultural value of great writing in America.  To that end, in 1950 they established the National Book Awards, bringing together the American literary community to honor the year’s best work in fiction, […]