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Creator of Norton Anthology of Lit Receives Major Award

M.H. Abrams, the man behind the Norton Anthology of Literature, was honored by President Obama

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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2014 PEN Literary Award Winners Announced

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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.

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How Book Prizes Boost Literary Talent Internationally

Cathryn Summerhayes

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.

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2014 Man Booker Prize Longlist Features 4 Yanks

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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.

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How the UK’s Folio Society is Changing with the Times

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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.

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Okwiri Oduor Wins 15th Caine Prize for African Writing

Okwiri Odour (Photo: Caine Prize for African Writing)

Kenyan Okwiri Oduor has won the 15th Caine Prize for African Writing, often described as Africa’s leading literary award.

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The Bunker Diary’s Carnegie Medal: The Debate Continues

Kevin Brooks, author of "The Bunker Diary"

The debate over Kevin Brooks winning Carnegie Medal for his dark YA novel The Bunker Diary continues, with many calling the book “sickening.”

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Kids Book Wins Award, Starts Controversy

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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.

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Shortlist for the 2014 Encore Award Honors Second Novels

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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.

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Shortlists for the 2014 PEN USA Literary Awards

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The numerous shortlists for the PEN USA Literary Awards have been released, with the awards being presented September 29 in New York City.

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