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2017 PEN America Literary Awards Finalists

PEN America "champions the freedom to write, recognizing the power of the word to transform the world"...

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National Book Critics Circle Announces 2016 Finalists

On Tuesday, January 17, the National Book Critics Circle listed the finalists for their award for outstanding books published in 2016. The finalists are in six categories: autobiography, biography, criticism, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. The awards will be given to the winners on March 16, 2017, in New York City....

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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)

The legendary singer, songwriter, poet, and novelist has died at the age of 82. Any attempt at obituary or summation of such a singular life would be both under-informed and inadequate. In lieu of that, here's something we originally published in December 2014, which I hope conveys some fraction of...

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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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