Uncovering the Story of the Washingtons' Runaway Slave

In the run-up to the National Book Awards next month, we spoke to finalist Erica Armstrong Dunbar, who spent nine years researching the life of Ona Judge, the fugitive slave whose "life story forces readers to examine George and Martha Washington in different and difficult ways."

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2017 Man Booker Prize goes to George Saunders

One of the world's most prestigious literary awards, the UK's Man Booker Prize, has been awarded to the American author George Saunders for his first novel Lincoln in the Bardo. The book was selected from a shortlist composed mostly of...

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Kazuo Ishiguro Wins the Nobel Prize for Literature

"I just hope that my receiving this huge honor will, even in a small way, encourage the forces for good,” Ishiguro said.

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Announcing the National Book Award Finalists

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Prizes: What's the Point?

Though the press pays a lot of attention to big books when they're first published, those books fall out of the conversation pretty fast unless they're nominated for prizes -- or better yet, win them.

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National Book Foundation Announces 5 Under 35

On the heels of last week's announcements of the longlists for the National Book Awards, the National Book Foundation has revealed this year's 5 Under 35: Five writers under the age of 35 "whose work promises to leave a lasting impression on the literary landscape."

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The 2017 Kirkus Prize Finalists

Yesterday Kirkus Reviews announced the finalists for the fourth annual Kirkus Prizes in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Young Readers’ Literature.

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Announcing the National Book Award Longlists

This week, the National Book Foundation announced the first round of finalists for their awards in Fiction, Nonfiction, Young People's Literature, and Poetry. Find out who made the cut.

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Announcing the Man Booker Prize Short List

The list is down to six.

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Washington State Book Award Finalists Announced

We always pay attention to the Washington State Book Awards, organized by The Washington Center for the Book.

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The 2017 Hugo Awards for the Best in Science Fiction

The World Science Fiction Convention names its picks for the best writing in science fiction.

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The 2017 RITA Award Winners for Excellence in Romance

At a gala event, the Romance Writers of America bestowed the RITA Awards for the best in romance.

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Announcing the Man Booker Prize Longlist

Thirteen books made the longlist. Here they are.

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The Best in Comics and Graphic Novels: The Eisner Award Winners

From new comic series to graphic novels for kids, here are the Eisner Award winners for the best of the best in comics and graphic novels.

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2017 Locus Award Winners in Science Fiction and Fantasy

The Locus Science Fiction Foundation announced the winners of the Locus Awards, one of the most prestigious awards for science fiction and fantasy.

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