The PEN Literary Awards

"...In a world where coverage of the arts is an endangered species, this is vital.”

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The Book We've Been Waiting For...Philip Pullman's "The Book of Dust"

This is not a drill. Philip Pullman has a new book coming in the fall and it's the one we've been waiting for...

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2017 IACP Cookbook Award Finalists

Last night the International Association of Culinary Professionals announced the nominees for the 2017 awards...

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Bharati Mukherjee (1940 - 2017)

Bharati Mukherjee, the author of several acclaimed short stories and novels, including Desirable Daughters and Jasmine, has died at the age of 76.

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2017 Children's Book Award Winners

The winners of the biggest awards in children's books have been announced. See which books took home the medals and honors for 2017.

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2017 PEN America Literary Awards Finalists

PEN America "champions the freedom to write, recognizing the power of the word to transform the world"...

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National Book Critics Circle Announces 2016 Finalists

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Richard Adams (1920 - 2016)

Richard Adams, the author of Watership Down, died on December 24, at the age of 96.

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Carrie Fisher (1956 - 2016)

Though you might have thought of her as Princess Leia, the Mystery Woman from The Blues Brothers, or Sally's best friend in When Harry Met Sally, Carrie Fisher made a name for herself as a bestselling author by being very much herself.

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Announcing the Winners of the 2016 National Book Awards

Last night, the National Book Foundation announced the winners of the 2016 National Book Awards.

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Announcing the Editors' Best Books of 2016

Picking our best book of the year is a different experience each time. Sometimes it's difficult and sometimes it's easy. In 2016, it was both.

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Leonard Cohen (1934 - 2016)

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Author Madeleine Thien Wins Canada's Top Literary Prize

A multi-generational novel that explores the survivors of Mao's Cultural Revolution and reaches to the events of Tiananmen Square, the book was also shortlisted for the UK's Man Booker Prize.

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Announcing the 2016 Man Booker Prize Winner

Paul Beatty's The Sellout has won the prize given "to encourage the widest possible readership for the best in literary fiction." Also £50,000. He is the first U.S. writer to win the award.

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Bob Dylan Wins the Nobel Prize

Today the Swedish Academy awarded Bob Dylan the Nobel Prize in Literature "for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition."

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