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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2016 National Book Award Longlist: Young People's Literature

The ten longlist contenders for the National Book Award for Young People's Literature have been announced and include some of our own favorites.

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Anna Dewdney (1965-2016)

Anna Dewdney, author of the beloved Llama Llama children's book series has died at the age of 50.

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The Chemist

Stephenie Meyer Announces New Book: "The Chemist"

Stephenie Meyer, creator of the groundbreaking Twilight series, will publish her next book for adults, titled The Chemist, on November 15, 2016.

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Elie Wiesel (1928 - 2016)

The Nobel Laureate and author of more than 50 books including Night, his account of surviving the Holocaust, has died at the age of 87.

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