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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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The National Book Award Shortlist for Poetry

Here is the National Book Award shortlist for Poetry:

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National Book Foundation Announces 5 Under 35

The National Book Foundation has announced this year's 5 Under 35, which consists of five debut authors nominated by honorees from previous National Book Awards. Below is a list of each nominating author and, in bold, the 5 Under 35 honoree selected. Karen Bender, a 2015 National Book Award finalist...

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Announcing the National Book Award Longlists for Fiction and Nonfiction

The 2016 National Book Award longlists for Fiction and Nonfiction have been announced.

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The 2016 Man Booker Prize Shortlist

The shortlist for the 2016 Man Booker Prize has been announced. Originally awarded in 1969, the prize endeavors "to encourage the widest possible readership for the best in literary fiction."

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