Bob Dylan Wins the Nobel Prize for Literature

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For the first time in its 115 year history, the Nobel Prize for Literature was awarded to a songwriter/musician:  Minnesota native Bob Dylan.  He is the first American to win the award since author Toni Morrison won it in 1993. In awarding the Prize, the Swedish Academy cited his “having created new poetic expressions within [….]

“Children of Time” Wins 2016 Arthur C. Clarke Award

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British author Adrian Tchaikovsky has won the Arthur C Clarke Award for his science fiction novel Children of Time. The juried award was set up in 1987 with a generous grant from Sir Arthur C. Clarke, a giant in the science fiction genre; a few of his works include 2001: A Space Odyssey, Childhood’s End, Rendezvous [….]

Not the Man Booker Prize 2016 Longlist Announced and Your Chance to Vote!

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Every year at this time, the Man Booker Prize – a very prestigious British literary prize – comes out with its longlist of books eligible for the year’s award.  And shortly thereafter, The Guardian, a major British newspaper, comes out with its Not the Man Booker prize list, giving readers a chance to vote for [….]

Man Booker Longlist Announced for 2016

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The longlist for the Man Booker Prize was announced this week.  The prize, which launched in 1969, aims to promote the finest in fiction by rewarding the best novel of the year written in English and published in the United Kingdom. Said Amanda Foreman, chair of the judges of the award: “From the historical to [….]

2015 World Fantasy Awards Nominees Announced

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  Finalists for The World Fantasy Awards (for works published in 2015) were announced this weekend, with the winners to be announced the last weekend in October during the World Fantasy Convention in Columbus Ohio.  The Awards, for the best fantasy fiction published during the last calendar year, have been handed out since 1975. The [….]

2015 The James Tiptree, Jr. Literary Award Winners and Honorees Announced

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On Friday, April 1, The James Tiptree, Jr. Literary Award Council announced its 2015 Winners and Honors List. The James Tiptree, Jr. Literary Award is an annual literary prize for science fiction or fantasy that expands or explores our understanding of gender.  According to the Award’s website, “the aim of the award is not to [….]