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National Book Award Finalists

It’s that time of year again! For reasons I don’t understand, I have an unnatural addiction to the National Book Awards. Other awards are important, yes, but if that little open-book sticker appears on anything I will immediately be drawn … Continue reading

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No Fiction Pulitzer Winner for 2012

Monday announced the winners of the Pulitzer Prize for 2012, but the fiction category remained blank. None of the finalists received a majority vote, thus no winner was announced. It’s not the first time—and probably not the last—but the last … Continue reading

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The Diagram Prize

It is nigh impossible to recall the variety of literary prizes, but nothing is quite so fun as the Diagram Prize, otherwise known as the Diagram Prize for Oddest Title of the Year. We don’t care about pretty covers, or … Continue reading

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ALA Awards, 2012

If my bus had pulled in on time yesterday morning, I probably could have caught the live feed of the ALA Awards. But alas, I have to read the official press release like the rest of you. (Besides, like I … Continue reading

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National Book Award… Oops

Well, that’s embarrassing. The finalists were announced for the National Book Award, but they made a bit of a mistake. Lauren Myracle’s Shine was on the list of finalists, but it wasn’t supposed to be. The title should have been … Continue reading

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2011 Pulitzer Winners

The winners for the 2011 Pulitzer Prize were announced yesterday and, as per the norm, I haven’t read any of them. (Full list of winners here.) To be honest, I hadn’t realized how huge the prize was in the journalism … Continue reading

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Le Carre Declines Award Nomination

The folks over at the Man Booker International Prize have selected their finalists for 2011, though a certain John le Carre has asked to have his name withdrawn from the list. And they’re not doing it. Le Carre says that … Continue reading

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Arts Medals Presented Today

Twenty of the nation’s greatest contributors to the arts & humanities will gather at the White House today to be presented the National Medal of Arts and the National Humanities Medal. The National Medal of the Arts is the highest … Continue reading

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