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2014 Man Booker Prize Longlist Features 4 Yanks

Man Booker Prize

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

Bunker Diary

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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Russia’s “The Big Book” Shortlist Led by Prilepin’s “Cloister”

Zakhar Prilepin's "Cloister" is the current frontrunner among shortlisted nominees for Russia's "Big Book" prize.

Zakhar Prilepin’s ‘Cloister’ leads the shortlist for Russia’s ‘Big Book’ prize, which is worth 3 million rubles ($87,000) to the winner.

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New UK Competition to Find the “Next Big Thing” in Kids Books

National Literacy Trust

A new competition to find the ‘next big thing’ in children’s literature is being launched by the UK’s National Literary Trust and Bloomsbury Children’s Books.

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Children’s Books Ireland Awards: “Hagwitch” Takes Book of the Year

CBI Books of the Year Awards

At its annual awards ceremony, Children’s Books Ireland honored, among numerous others, Mary-Louise Fitzpatrick’s “Hagwitch” as Book of the Year.

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