2017 Writers Guild Awards Winners Announced

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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 [….]

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 science fiction and fantasy published [….]

2016 BSFA Awards Shortlists Announced

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This weekend, the British Science Fiction Association announced the shortlists for its 2016 BSFA Awards. The BSFAs have been presented annually since 1970, honoring works in the sci-fi genre; winners are chosen by BSFA members and attendees at the annual Eastercon convention. This year’s shortlisted works include: BEST NOVEL Daughter of Eden by Chris Beckett [….]

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 different forms of literary production. [….]

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 by Hisham Matar The Song [….]

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, founded a year later, works [….]

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 year’s best work in fiction, [….]

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. Also this weekend, literary editor [….]

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. It was after winning the [….]

Winners of the 2016 British Fantasy Awards

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The British Fantasy Society (an offshoot of the British Science Fiction Association) is an organization “dedicated to promoting the best in the fantasy, science fiction and horror genres.”   On Sunday, September 25, the winners of the 2016 British Fantasy Awards were announced at 2016 FantasyCon By the Sea in Scarborough, North Yorkshire. And here are [….]