The LA Times reports that literary scholar M.H. Abrams was awarded the National Humanities Medal last Monday by President Obama.
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PEN American Center, the largest branch of the world’s leading literary and human rights organization, today announced the winners of the 2014 PEN Literary Awards.
Focusing on the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize, WME literary agent Cathryn Summerhayes argues that book prizes are key to spotlighting talent for the global market.
The first Man Booker Prize longlist after opening to world English writers includes books by four Americans, six Brits, two Irish writers and one Australian.
The Folio Society, the UK publisher of up-market limited editions, is moving into retail, innovating in print, and continuing to seek out the best writers have to offer.
Kenyan Okwiri Oduor has won the 15th Caine Prize for African Writing, often described as Africa’s leading literary award.
The debate over Kevin Brooks winning Carnegie Medal for his dark YA novel The Bunker Diary continues, with many calling the book “sickening.”
After Kevin Brook’s The Bunker Diary won the UK’s Carnegie Medal, insiders debated whether it’s appropriate to honor such a disturbing book.
Six novels have been shortlisted for the 2014 Encore Book Award, which honors outstanding second novels. The list includes The Luminaries, This is the Way, and others.
The numerous shortlists for the PEN USA Literary Awards have been released, with the awards being presented September 29 in New York City.