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National Book Critics Circle Awards Winners

The National Book Critics Circle has announced the winners of their  2016 awards, with Louis Erdrich winning the Fiction award for her novel, LaRose. This is the second time Ms. Erdrich has won the award; she won for her celebrated novel, Love Medicine, in 1984. Here is the complete list of winners and finalists: AUTOBIOGRAPHY […]


PEN/Faulkner Makes a Statement With Its 2017 Fiction Award Finalists

PEN/Faulkner is a nonprofit literary organization that promotes a lifelong love of reading and a connection to writing through public events, in-school education and public promotion of exceptional literary achievement. They annually administer the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, one of the highest honors available to American fiction writers; on Tuesday, they announced the finalists for […]


Litstaff Rec: These Charming People & LaRose

These Charming People, stories by Michael Arlen In the period just after World War One, some British writers were fascinated by the fast set. These were the Bright Young Things of the nineteen twenties—the decadent young people whose disillusionment with the Great War caused old ideas about society and customs to fall away, and paving […]


Louise Erdrich Awarded the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction

The Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction (known originally as the  Lifetime Achievement Award for the Writing of Fiction, then the Creative Achievement Award) honors “an American literary writer whose body of work is distinguished not only for its mastery of the art but also for its originality of thought and imagination. The award […]


Louise Erdrich and Ursula Le Guin to Receive Awards

Two prestigious literary awards were announced on September 9, 2014. Minnesota author Louise Erdrich has been awarded the PEN/Saul Bellow Award (a lifetime achievement honor) for her “awesome” breadth of work, according to the citation. Her works include Love, Medicine (recipient of the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1984), The Antelope Wife (winner of […]


Louise Erdrich Wins Honor from the Dayton Literary Peace Prize

Native American author Louise Erdrich has been named the winner of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize’s Distinguished Achievement Award. According to the Associated Press (which is given the honor of announcing the award), Ms. Erdrich shared in a statement that she does not consider herself a “peaceful” writer.  “I am a troubled one, longing for […]