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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The 2016 Lambda Literary Award Winners

Last week, the 29th annual Lammys celebrated works of excellence in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender literature. See which books won in fiction, nonfiction, mystery, biography/memoir, and more.

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Excerpt: Sherman Alexie's "You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me"

"I whispered, 'I love you,' and walked, grief-drunk and afraid, into the rest of my life."

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The 2016 Bram Stoker Award Winners for Horror Writing

The Horror Writers of America announce the best works in horror and dark fantasy published in 2016.

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The 2016 Nebula Award Winners for Science Fiction and Fantasy

The Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America named the winners of the Nebula Awards for outstanding works of science fiction and fantasy published in 2016.

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