National Book Awards

Breakdown of 2016’s Award-Winning Novels

In case you missed it, here’s a highlight reel of this year’s award-winning fiction:   National Book Award The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead “As Whitehead brilliantly re-creates the unique terrors for black people in the pre–Civil War era, his narrative seamlessly weaves the saga of America from the brutal importation of Africans to the… Read More »

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It’s Book Awards Season—Meet the Nominees

All the nominees in all the biggest competitions have been announced! You’re going to need a bigger bookshelf.   National Book Awards — winners to be announced November 16, 2016 Fiction: The Throwback Special by Chris Bachelder What Belongs to You by Garth Greenwell Imagine Me Gone by Adam Haslett News of the World by Paulette… Read More »

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Book Bites: News and Views for October 16

13-year-0ld me shrieks dramatically then passes out: Two old friends catch up over lunch in Tulsa. @se4realhinton and me. It’s been 30+ years. Feels like yesterday. — Judy Blume (@judyblume) October 15, 2015 * A Brief History of Seven Killings has won the prestigious Man Booker Prize for Jamaican author Marlon James. In what I… Read More »

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Book Bites: News and Views for September 18

  Friends, fans, and publishers celebrated the launch of Karma Brown’s Come Away With Me at the Spoke Club in Toronto on September 16. Officially released on August 25, Brown’s powerful debut follows a young woman on international adventure she and her husband try to readjust to life following a tragedy. * It’s awards season!… Read More »

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