Awards

2013 Nebula Awards Winners

2013 Nebula Awards Winners

Congratulations to the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America’s 2013 Nebula Awards winners—the best of Science Fiction and Fantasy last year. Below are the winning titles. Novel Ancillary Justice, by Ann Leckie Novella “The Weight of the Sunrise,” by Vylar Kaftan Novelette  “The Waiting Stars,” by Aliette de Bodard Short Story “If You Were a […]

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2014 Eric Carle Awards

2014 Eric Carle Awards

On May 7, the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art announced the recipients for its 2014 Carle Honors, which will be celebrated in New York on Thursday, September 18 at its ninth annual gala. The awards recognize people and organizations that dedicate themselves to the advancement of picture books as art and literature. Eric Carle […]

2013 Agatha Awards

2013 Agatha Awards

At their annual Washington, D. C. convention this past weekend, Malice Domestic announced the Agatha Award winners for books published in 2013. The Agatha Awards celebrate “traditional mysteries” written in the style of Agatha Christie, meaning they contain no explicit gore, sex, or violence. The winning titles are linked to Booklist reviews when available. BEST CONTEMPORARY […]

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2014 Edgar Award Winners

2014 Edgar Award Winners

Yesterday, the Mystery Writers of America announced the winners of their 2014 Edgar Allan Poe Awards, honoring the best mystery fiction and non-fiction produced in 2013. Booklist reviews of the winning titles are included where available. BEST NOVEL Ordinary Grace, by William Kent Krueger BEST FIRST NOVEL BY  AN AMERICAN AUTHOR Red Sparrow, by Jason Matthews BEST […]

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2014 Ezra Jack Keats Award Ceremony
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2014 Ezra Jack Keats Award Ceremony

Earlier this year, the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation announced the New Writer and New Illustrator Award Winners for books published in 2013. The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation partnered with the de Grummond Children’s Literature Collection to recognize new voices and artists in children’s literature. On April 10, they celebrated the winners and honorees during the Fay […]

2014 Writers and Illustrators of the Future Awards
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2014 Writers and Illustrators of the Future Awards

On April 13, the L. Ron Hubbard Achievement Awards were presented in Los Angeles. Since 1983, the Writers of the Future contest has provided aspiring short story writers with the opportunity to see their work published. The artistic side of this contest was introduced in 1988. The judges, established sf writers and illustrators, led a week-long […]

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ILA names new "Soon to be Famous" Author

ILA names new "Soon to be Famous" Author

Librarians have not always been willing to embrace self-published authors. It’s hard to spend limited dollars on an unproven book, and when it’s an e-only title, it’s even harder to add the book to the collection. But we can’t ignore self-publishing for long—last year, self-published books made up 32% of the Amazon best-seller list.  How […]

2014 Pulitzer Winners
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2014 Pulitzer Winners

On April 14, the Pulitzer Prize winners and finalists were revealed at Columbia University. Reviews of the winning book titles are included.   FICTION The Goldfinch, Donna Tartt   GENERAL NONFICTION Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation, Dan Fagin   BIOGRAPHY OR AUTOBIOGRAPHY Margaret Fuller: A New American Life, Megan Marshall   HISTORY The […]

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Society of Midland Authors 2014 Award Winners and Finalists
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Society of Midland Authors 2014 Award Winners and Finalists

The Society of Midland Authors has announced the winners and finalists for their 2014 awards for books published in 2013. Titles are linked to Booklist reviews when available. Founded in 1915, the Society has honored Midwest authors with annual awards since 1957. This year’s banquet is Tuesday, May 13, at the Cliff Dwellers Club in Chicago. Paul Durica, […]

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Audiobook of the Year & Distinguished Achievement in Production finalists announced

Audiobook of the Year & Distinguished Achievement in Production finalists announced

The Audio Publishers Association has announced the finalists for recognition as the top audiobooks of the year, to be announced at the 2014 Audies Award Gala, the “Oscars of Audiobooks.” Check out this Audiobooker post for the nominees in all 29 award categories. Here are highlight’s of today’s press release about the premier Audies awards: […]