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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The National Book Award Shortlist for Poetry

Here is the National Book Award shortlist for Poetry:

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National Book Foundation Announces 5 Under 35

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Announcing the National Book Award Longlists for Fiction and Nonfiction

The 2016 National Book Award longlists for Fiction and Nonfiction have been announced.

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The 2016 Man Booker Prize Shortlist

The shortlist for the 2016 Man Booker Prize has been announced. Originally awarded in 1969, the prize endeavors "to encourage the widest possible readership for the best in literary fiction."

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2016 National Book Award Longlist: Young People's Literature

The ten longlist contenders for the National Book Award for Young People's Literature have been announced and include some of our own favorites.

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Anna Dewdney (1965-2016)

Anna Dewdney, author of the beloved Llama Llama children's book series has died at the age of 50.

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Stephenie Meyer Announces New Book: "The Chemist"

Stephenie Meyer, creator of the groundbreaking Twilight series, will publish her next book for adults, titled The Chemist, on November 15, 2016.

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