Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction Releases Its 2017 Longlist

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The Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction is the UK’s most prestigious annual literary award for fiction written by a woman. Founded in 1996, the Prize was set up to celebrate excellence, originality and accessibility in writing by women, publishing in English, throughout the world. This year’s list includes three previous winners, four second novels and [….]

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 [….]

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 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 [….]

2016 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction Longlist Announced

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On Tuesday – International Women’s Day – the longlist for the Baileys Woman’s Prize for Fiction was announced.  The British prize, now in its 10th year, celebrates excellence, originality and accessibility in women’s writing from throughout the world. Works on the longlist include: A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson Rush Oh! by Shirley Barrett [….]