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2014 Caine Prize for African Writing Shortlist Announced

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The shortlist for the 2014 Caine Prize for African Writing features finalists hailing from Kenya, South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Zambia/Ghana.

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Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction Shortlist Announced

Women's Prize for Fiction

Donna Tartt, Chimamanda Adichi, and Jhumpa Lahiri are among the finalists for The Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction (formerly the Orange Prize) awarded June 4.

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London Book Fair Awards Honor “International Excellence”

London Book Fair diretor Jacks Thomas has put a new spotlight on the international market here in London.

A new fixture of the London Book Fair are international awards for excellence in categories ranging from translation initiatives to digital entrepreneurship.

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2014 IMPAC Dublin Award Shortlist Announced

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Ten novels have been shortlisted for the 2014 International IMPAC DUBLIN Literary Award, managed by Dublin City Libraries.

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Saunders’ “Tenth of December” Wins Inaugural Folio Prize

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George Saunders has been announced as the winner of The Folio Prize 2014 for Tenth of December (Bloomsbury), sponsored by The Folio Society.

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2014 PEN/Faulkner Award Finalists Announced

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The five finalists for the 2014 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction include Daniel Alarcon, Karen Joy Fowler, Joan Silber, Percival Everett, and Valeria Trueblood.

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Does Winning a Literary Award Lead to Negative Reviews?

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A new study reports that after a book wins an award its social media ratings tend to dip. The Guardian explains why.

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Bookslut’s Daphne Shortlists Honors Top Titles of 1964

Daphne — the inspiration for Bookslut's new prize.

Bookslut’s Daphne Awards is touting the best books of 50 years ago and the shortlist is out now, with the fiction list starting with Cortazar’s Hopscotch.

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The Wonderful World of Book Titles

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Publishers put out some very curious books on strange topics, as exhibited by this year’s shortlist for the Diagram Prize for Oddest Book Title of the Year.

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First £40,000 Folio Prize Shortlist Dominated by Americans

The Folio Prize

North Americans dominate the eight books vying for this year’s inaugural £40,000 Folio book prize from the UK, which is open to all English-language titles.

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