"The Explorer" Wins the Costa Children's Book Award

Judges for the prize called it "a glorious read and a timeless voyage of wonder." 

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Amazon Charts: 2017—This Year in Books

This week, Amazon Charts takes a look back at 2017 and reveals the Most Read fiction and nonfiction books, which book was most listened to on Alexa, and much more.

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The Winners of the 2017 National Book Awards

Last night, at the 2017 National Book Awards ceremony in New York, judges announced the winners of the annual prize in four categories: Young People's Literature, Poetry, Nonfiction, and Fiction.

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2017 Kirkus Prize Winners Announced

Kirkus names its picks for the best fiction, nonfiction, and young readers' books among those that gained starred Kirkus reviews this year.

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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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