SWFA Announces the 2016 Nebula Awards Nominees

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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 […]

“Bad Feminist” author Roxane Gay Pulls “How To Be Heard” from Simon & Schuster

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In response to Simon & Schuster’s recent $250k deal with Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos, Roxane Gay has pulled her upcoming release “How to be Heard” from the publishing house’s schedule. Talking with Buzzfeed, Gay said she was uncomfortable turning in her book in light of Yiannopoulos’ new deal. “I was […]

2017 PEN America Literary Awards Finalists Announced

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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 […]

National Book Critics Circle 2016 Finalists Announced

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The National Book Critics Circle has announced the finalists for their 2016 awards, as well as the recipients of three annual awards. Take a look! AUTOBIOGRAPHY The Iceberg by Marion Coutts In Gratitude by Jenny Diski Lab Girl by Hope Jahren The Return: Fathers, Sons, and the Land in Between […]

Marlon James Opens Up on His Epic Fantasy Trilogy

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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 […]

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

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  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, […]

2016 National Book Award Winners Announced

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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 […]

2016 World Fantasy Award Winners Announced

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This weekend, at the World Fantasy Convention held in Columbus, Ohio, the winners of the 2016 World Fantasy Awards were announced. The World Fantasy Awards have been handed out since 1975; nominees and winners are decided by both a panel of industry judges and attendees of the World Fantasy Convention. […]

Paul Beatty Wins Wins the 2016 Man Booker Prize with “The Sellout”

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In a black tie dinner at London’s Guildhall on Tuesday, Paul Beatty’s fourth novel, The Sellout, was named 2016’s Man Booker Prize winner. Mr. Beatty was born in Los Angeles in 1962, and received an MFA in creative writing from Brooklyn College and an MA in psychology from Boston University. […]