Literary News

Some recent interesting news from the literary world: Article on why we suffer "book hangover" Article about publishers pulling out of Frankfurt bookfair Hashtag goes viral after authors compare their book advances #PublishingPaidMe hashtag BBC asks what makes an iconic bookcover? New York Public Library suggestions for books for map enthusiasts Finalists for 2020 Eugie... Continue Reading →

Bookish Stuff

Well I am sure that many of you are aware that today is Winnie- the -Pooh Day, and I have enjoyed reading many posts about it. All things Pooh is ultimately a celebration of friendship, and there is not much more I can say about it that has not already been said.... just give someone... Continue Reading →

Congratulations to the Nominees on the Man Booker Prize Long List!

http://themanbookerprize.com/news/man-booker-prize-2017-longlist-announced The Man Booker Prize 2017 Longlist announced Submitted by Alice on Wed, 2017-07-26 23:54 Man Booker Prize 2017 2017 The longlist, or ‘Man Booker Dozen’, for the £50,000 Man Booker Prize is announced today. This year’s longlist of 13 books was selected by a panel of five judges: Baroness Lola Young (Chair); literary critic, Lila Azam Zanganeh; Man Booker Prize shortlisted novelist, Sarah Hall; artist, Tom Phillips CBE RA;... Continue Reading →

Scammers Break The Kindle Store

Totally agree... something needs to be done. Honest authors work too hard to be ripped off by ones who do not wish to put in the effort. I hope Amazon starts to act to stop this unethical practice, before they lose more trusted authors. My thanks to https://davidgaughran.wordpress.com/2017/07/15/scammers-break-the-kindle-store/ for sharing this alarming news with us.

Awarded Earlier This Year, 2017

In case you missed the announcement in January, here are this years winners and honorable mentions for the following children's book awards (winners will be highlighted), if illustrator's name appears first, the book won for the illustrator's art: Congratulations to all winners and nominees! http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/newberymedal/newberymedal The Newberry Award: Awarded to the author of the most... Continue Reading →

RBC Taylor Prize

  Congratulations to Ross King, winner of the RBC Taylor Prize, 2017! Congratulations to the authors whose books were  nominated to the RBC Taylor shortlist!  The RBC Taylor Prize, or the Charles Taylor prize as it is also known, is a Canadian Literary Award presented to the best Canadian literary nonfiction. The winner receives $25,000... Continue Reading →

Literary News

Congratulations to the winners of  one of the world's most prestigious literary prizes! They were  awarded the highly coveted Windham- Campbell prize. For article see: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/books-and-media/toronto-author-andre-alexis-awarded-one-of-worlds-richest-literary-prizes/article34150425/?utm_medium=Referrer:+Social+Network+/+Media&utm_campaign=S The winners are as follows: Andre Alexis and Erna Brodber for fiction; Maya Jasanoff and Ashleigh Young for nonfiction; Ali Cobby Eckerman and Carolyn Forche for poetry, and Marina... Continue Reading →

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