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Blackman is new children's laureate

The new Children's Laureate, Malorie Blackman, says she is keen to use technology to help brings books alive for a "digitally aware" generation. | BBC – 2013-06-04

'Dazzling' Homes scoops Women’s Prize for Fiction

  The American novelist A M Homes has won the 2013 Women's Prize for Fiction for her... | The Bookseller – 2013-06-05

Reprint for A M Homes after Women's Prize win

Granta is reprinting 60,000 copies of A M Homes' May We Be Forgiven after it scooped the... | The Bookseller – 2013-06-06

Stephen King's 'Joyland' receives rave reviews

Reviewers are noting that – rather than the straightforward horror tale readers may be expecting – Stephen King's latest novel is a beautifully written coming-of-age story. | The Christian Science Monitor – 2013-06-06

Irish writer takes richest prize for single novel in English

Irish writer Kevin Barry has won the Impac Dublin Award, a €100,000-euro ($135,600 Cdn) prize that is the largest for a single novel published in English. | CBC – 2013-06-07

Natasha Trethewey appointed to second term as U.S. poet laureate

The Library of Congress announced Monday that the U.S. poet laureate, Natasha Trethewey, has been appointed to a second one-year term.The Library of Congress announced Monday that the U.S. poet... | Los Angeles Times – 2013-06-10

Prize-winning novel The Book of Negroes to become TV miniseries

Production will begin on a long-awaited screen adaptation of Lawrence Hill's acclaimed novel The Book of Negroes this fall, with the eventual TV miniseries to air on CBC and the American network BET. | CBC – 2013-06-11

Natasha Trethewey will serve as US poet laureate for a second year

Natasha Trethewey was praised by Librarian of Congress James Billington for making herself so accessible to the public. | The Christian Science Monitor – 2013-06-11

New prize rewards military history

A new book award has been founded in the US to reward military history titles. The Guggenheim-... | The Bookseller – 2013-06-12

Poetry Foundation names Kenn Nesbitt its children's poet laureate

The Poetry Foundation announced Tuesday that "Revenge of the Lunch Ladies" author Kenn Nesbitt will be its next children's poet laureate.The Poetry Foundation announced Tuesday that "Revenge of the... | Los Angeles Times – 2013-06-13

Barnes, Franzen, Al-Khalili on Warwick Prize longlist

The latest longlist for the biennial Warwick Prize for Writing (£25,000) has pitted... | The Bookseller – 2013-06-19

Dyslexic author wins book prize

Sally Gardner, a dyslexic author once branded "unteachable" at school, wins the prestigious Carnegie Medal for her book Maggot Moon. | BBC – 2013-06-19

Paris Literary Prize Celebrates Unique Art of the Novella

Shakespeare & Co.'s Paris Literary Prize honors novellas written in English by an unpublished author. Judge Rebecca Carter reports on this year's festivities. | Publishing Perspectives – 2013-06-20

Shortlist revealed for PEN/Ackerley Prize

English PEN has announced the shortlist for the 2013 PEN/Ackerley Prize for Memoir, given each... | The Bookseller – 2013-06-26

Bee photographer Byer wins national prize

Casey Medals for Meritorious Journalism has honored Sacramento Bee photographer Renée C. Byer for her series of pictures of a man struggling to gain guardianship of his three grandchildren after... | SacBee – 2013-06-29

California's poet laureate likes to turn the tables

Juan Felipe Herrera doesn't want to hear his own words. He wants to listen to others.When the poet laureate of California is invited to receptions and his hosts ask if there's anything special he'd... | Los Angeles Times – 2013-07-04

Was Roberto Bolano a poet at heart? 'The Unknown University' says yes.

A new anthology explores the poems and illuminates the personal struggles of the late writer.As busy as Roberto Bolaño's afterlife has been — he's published 19 books in English since his death... | Los Angeles Times – 2013-07-12

Booker Prize contenders include Canadian authors

British Columbia-based writer Ruth Ozeki and Canada-raised author Alison MacLeod have both been nominated for the prestigious Booker Prize. | CBC – 2013-07-23

Man Booker Prize longlist announced

Thirteen authors, including Jim Crace and Colm Toibin, are competing for the prize in fiction | – 2013-07-23

Man Booker Prize long list includes writers Colum McCann, Tash Aw

While some books on this year's Man Booker prize long list have gotten buzz here in the US, none of them compare (so far) with the success of last year's winner, Hilary Mantel's 'Bring Up the Bodies.' | The Christian Science Monitor – 2013-07-24

2013 Man Booker Prize for Fiction Longlist Announced

The 2013 longlist of fiction for the Man Booker Prize will surprise and intrigue in equal measure. The shortlist will be announced in September and the winner on October 15. | Publishing Perspectives – 2013-07-24

Pulitzer Prize-winning author annotates his own novel on RapGenius

Novelist Junot Díaz has annotated a section of his 2008 book “Drown: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao” on the interactive writing site RapGenius. Diaz added notes that explain his... | GigaOM – 2013-07-27

J.K. Rowling receives apology for pseudonym leak

A British law firm has apologized to J.K. Rowling and will make a "substantial" donation to a military veterans charity after spilling the beans about the bestselling author's recent thriller written... | CBC – 2013-08-01

Romarco receives Draft Preliminary Report Alternatives Development and Evalution

TRADING SYMBOL: TSX: R TORONTO, Aug. 6, 2013 /CNW/ - ROMARCO MINERALS INC. (TSX: R) (the "Company") is pleased to announce that the US Army Corps of Engineers ("Corps") has published its Draft ... | CNW – 2013-08-06

Now in Kindle eBook format, ‘Celestial Inferno: Poems of Another Realm’ by poet Aaron Ozee

ADDISON, Ill. /Publishers Newswire/ -- "Celestial Inferno: Poems of Another Realm," initially released in hardcover, is now available as an eBook through Amazon as a Kindle edition (ASIN: B00C9PEW3U;... | Publishers Newswire – 2013-05-10

America’s Nobel: The Neustadt International Prize for Literature

As far back as 1970 there has been a surprising level of convergence between the Neustadt Prize for Literature, awarded in Oklahoma, and the Nobel Prize. | Publishing Perspectives – 2013-08-12

Adventures in Self-Publishing: Teen Poet Aaron Ozee on His Experiences with Publishing His First Works

Over the past five years as a published author, I have been able to establish many useful connections in the self-publishing industry, as well as...The post Adventures in Self-Publishing: Teen Poet... | Publishers Newswire – 2013-08-19

Commonwealth Book Prize discontinued

The £10,000 Commonwealth Book Prize will no longer be awarded. The organisation responsible... | The Bookseller – 2013-08-19

Shalom Auslander among finalists for the 2013 Thurber Prize

The finalists for the 2013 Thurber Prize for American Humor include Shalom Auslander for his darkly funny novel "Hope, A Tragedy."The finalists for the 2013 Thurber Prize for American Humor include... | Los Angeles Times – 2013-08-19

Seamus Heaney, Nobel Prize-winning poet, has died

Seamus Heaney, the poet and essayist from Ireland who won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1995, has died. He was 74.Seamus Heaney, the poet and essayist from Ireland who won the Nobel Prize for... | Los Angeles Times – 2013-08-30

Ireland mourns 'keeper of language' poet Seamus Heaney

By Sam Cage DUBLIN (Reuters) - Seamus Heaney, one of the world's best-known poets and winner of the 1995 Nobel Prize for literature, died on Friday after a short illness at the age of 74, his... | Yahoo! News – 2013-08-30

Place Your Bets: Who Will Win the Nobel Lit Prize?

Plenty of people have predictions about who will win the Nobel Prize for Literature. Care to place a bet? Ladbrokes announces its odds on which author will win. | Publishing Perspectives – 2013-09-05

Maya Angelou Honorary Book Award: Poet And Author Receives Literarian Award

NEW YORK — The book world is finally honoring Maya Angelou. The poet and author of "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" will be this year's recipient of the Literarian Award, an honorary National... | The Huffington Post – 2013-09-05

Who thinks Haruki Murakimi will win the Nobel Prize in literature?

British betting house Ladbrokes has Murakami as this year's favorite for the Nobel Prize in literature.Who thinks Japanese writer Haruki Murakami will win the Nobel Prize in literature? British... | Los Angeles Times – 2013-09-05

Schama history book up for prize

A history of Judaism, a biography of Margaret Thatcher and a book about the importance of bees are all nominated for this year's Samuel Johnson Prize for non-fiction. | BBC – 2013-09-06

Samuel Johnson Prize 2013: Longlist favors biography and history

Eighteen titles made the cut as the UK's richest non-fiction award, the Samuel Johnson Prize, announced its shortlist. | Yahoo! News – 2013-09-06

Man Booker discusses prize entry rules

Man Booker Prize director Ion Trewin has said the award has discussed changing its entry... | The Bookseller – 2013-09-09

Yves Bonnefoy Wins $150,000 Guadalajara Book Fair Prize

Following a controversial choice last year, FIL comes back with an august winner for it's $150k prize for literature: French poet, essayist and critic Yves Bonnefoy. | Publishing Perspectives – 2013-09-10

2013 Man Booker Prize Shortlist Announced

LONDON — Pulitzer Prize-winner Jhumpa Lahiri and Irish novelist Colm Toibin are among six finalists for the prestigious Booker Prize for fiction – a diverse shortlist that includes a... | The Huffington Post – 2013-09-10

Booker Prize finalists announced

Jhumpa Lahiri and Colm Toibin are among the six finalists for the prestigious award | – 2013-09-10

Ruth Ozeki, Eleanor Catton on Man Booker Prize shortlist

Two writers with Canadian credentials – B.C.-based writer Ruth Ozeki and London, Ont.-born Eleanor Catton – are among the six finalists for the prestigious Booker Prize for fiction. | CBC – 2013-09-10

2013 Man Booker Prize Shortlist Led by Crace, Catton

Favorites among year's six Booker Prize finalists — which "shows the English language novel to be a form of world literature" — are Jim Crace and Eleanor Catton. | Publishing Perspectives – 2013-09-11

Wallace Stevens Award Announced: Poet Philip Levine Wins Prize

NEW YORK — One of the country's most honored poets, Philip Levine, has received a $100,000 lifetime achievement prize. The American Academy of Poets announced Thursday that Levine, a Pulitzer... | The Huffington Post – 2013-09-12

Discover the German Book Prize 2013 Finalists

The finalists for the 2013 German Book Prize range from historical fiction to explorations of contemporary love and a brutal future for planet Earth. Find out the winner on October 7 in Frankfurt. | Publishing Perspectives – 2013-09-12

Kearns to help judge Roald Dahl Funny Prize

John Kearns, the winner of the best newcomer award at the Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Awards,... | The Bookseller – 2013-09-13

Man Booker Prize shortlist includes Jhumpa Lahiri, Colm Toibin

Books including 'The Lowland' by Jhumpa Lahiri and 'We Need New Names' by NoViolet Bulawayo made the shortlist for the Man Booker Prize this year, and some are calling the shortened list of nominees... | The Christian Science Monitor – 2013-09-14

Malcolm Mackay wins crime book prize

Author Malcolm Mackay is named as the winner of this year's Deanston Scottish Crime Book of the Year for his novel How a Gunman Says Goodbye. | BBC – 2013-09-15

Will the Man Booker Prize be open to US authors next year?

News reports are saying American authors will be considered for the prestigious UK literary prize next year, while the Booker Prize organizers say these stories are 'incomplete' but haven't... | The Christian Science Monitor – 2013-09-17

CBC Poetry Prize taps 5 finalists

Five working writers from across Canada are finalists for the CBC Poetry Prize. | CBC – 2013-09-17

Man Booker Prize opens eligibility to writers worldwide

The Man Booker Prize, one of the world's most prestigious literary honours, is widening the field to allow more authors to compete for the venerable award. | CBC – 2013-09-18

Thomas King up for $60K Hilary Weston Writers' Trust prize

Writer Thomas King, magazine journalist J.B. MacKinnon and former foreign correspondent Graeme Smith are among the nominees for the $60,000 Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction. | CBC – 2013-09-18

Joseph Boyden, Lisa Moore longlisted for $50K Giller Prize

A baker's dozen of familiar Canlit authors — including a strong contingent from Newfoundland — are in the running for the 2013 Giller Prize, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. | CBC – 2013-09-16

Man Booker Prize To Allow American Authors

LONDON — The Americans are coming to storm Britain's literary citadel. Organizers of the Booker Prize announced Wednesday that from next year authors from the U.S. – and around the world... | The Huffington Post – 2013-09-18

Man Booker Prize reveals criteria changes

The Man Booker Prize has extended its criteria and will from next year accept any novels... | The Bookseller – 2013-09-18

Anyone Can Now Win the Man Booker Prize, 'Regardless of Nationality'

Starting next year, anyone can win the Booker Prize, regardless of his or her nationality. During a press conference today, the trustees of the Man Booker Prize announced that they are expanded... | The Atlantic Wire – 2013-09-19

Bodley Head and FT launch essay prize

The Bodley Head and the Financial Times have launched their annual essay prize. The award will... | The Bookseller – 2013-09-19

Man Booker Prize will now be open to any novel written in English

The prestigious UK writing prize will now be open to any works that are published in the UK and were written in English. | The Christian Science Monitor – 2013-09-20

Alvaro Mutis Jaramillo Dead: Famed Colombian Author And Poet Dies

MEXICO CITY -- Prolific Colombian writer and poet Alvaro Mutis Jaramillo died in Mexico's capital Sunday. He was 90 years old. The cause of death couldn't immediately be confirmed, though Mexican... | The Huffington Post – 2013-09-23

Plagiarizing poet withdraws from contest. Wait, poets plagiarize?

The poet C.J. Allen has withdrawn his poem, "Explaining the Plot of Blade Runner to My Mother Who Has Alzheimers," from the shortlist of Britain's Forward Poetry prize. The poet C.J. Allen has... | Los Angeles Times – 2013-09-23

Science books prize doubles award money

The Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books has more than doubled its prize fund this year.... | The Bookseller – 2013-09-25

Oswald wins Warwick Prize for Writing

Poet Alice Oswald has won the third £25,000 Warwick Prize for Writing. It is the first time... | The Bookseller – 2013-09-25

Damian McBride's publisher receives police caution for scuffle with protester

Iain Dale admits common assault on anti-nuclear protester and apologises for blogpost in which he called him an 'idiot'Damian McBride's publisher has received a police caution for common assault over... | Guardian – 2013-09-26

Planeta Donates 1m Peso Novel Prize Money to Mexican Flood Victims

After discovering the winner of a debut novel prize was co-authored, Planeta is donating the prize money of million pesos (USD $76,800) to Mexico's flood victims. | Publishing Perspectives – 2013-09-26

Thatcher's story in prize shortlist

Six titles, including books about bees and Margaret Thatcher, make the shortlist for the Samuel Johnson Prize for non-fiction. | BBC – 2013-09-30

2013 Samuel Johnson Prize Shortlist Announced

LONDON -- Books about Margaret Thatcher, Roman Britain and bumblebees are among finalists for Britain's leading nonfiction book prize. Charles Moore's "Margaret Thatcher: The Authorized Biography,"... | The Huffington Post – 2013-09-30

Dan Zevin wins Thurber Prize for American Humor

Dan Zevin has won this year’s Thurber Prize for American Humor for his collection of essays “Dan Gets a Minivan: Life at the Intersection of Dude and Dad” (Scribner). The 49-year-old writer has... | The Washington Post – 2013-10-01

House, Mendelson and Aw up for Green Carnation Prize

Richard House's The Kills (Picador), Charlotte Mendelson's Almost English (Mantle), and... | The Bookseller – 2013-10-01

Lisa Moore, Lynn Coady up for Writers' Trust fiction prize

Lynn Coady's Hellgoing, Lisa Moore's Caught and Cary Fagan's A Bird's Eye are among the finalists for the Rogers' Writers Trust Fiction Prize. | CBC – 2013-09-30

Winnipeg poet James Scoles wins CBC Poetry Prize

The 2013 CBC Poetry Prize winner has been announced: Winnipeg author and creative writing professor James Scoles. His winning poem, The Trailer, was chosen from 1,400 entries. | CBC – 2013-09-27

Warsan Shire named London's 'young poet laureate'

Warsan Shire has been appointed the first young poet laureate for London. The 24-year-old will... | The Bookseller – 2013-10-03

Duchess of Cornwall to present Man Booker Prize

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall will present the Man Booker Prize when the winner is announced on... | The Bookseller – 2013-10-04

All-indie shortlist for Dylan Thomas Prize

The shortlist for the £30,000 Dylan Thomas Prize has been announced, with all of the... | The Bookseller – 2013-10-07

Terézia Mora Wins the German Book Prize 2013 for her Novel "Das Ungeheuer"

The Börsenverein honours the year's best German-language novel / Award ceremony held before 300 guests at the Frankfurt Römer FRANKFURT, Germany, Oct. 7, 2013 /CNW/ - The winner of the German... | CNW – 2013-10-07

Nobel Literature Prize to be announced October 10

The winner of the Nobel Literature Prize will be announced on Thursday, October 10, the Swedish Academy said on Monday. | Yahoo! News – 2013-10-07

Lisa Moore, Lynn Coady shortlisted for $50K Giller Prize

Noted Canadian authors Lisa Moore and Lynn Coady have been shortlisted for the $50,000 Giller Prize. | CBC – 2013-10-08

The 2013 Scotiabank Giller Prize announces its shortlist

TORONTO, Oct. 8, 2013 /CNW/ - Today in a morning press event at the Soho House in downtown Toronto, more than 100 media and members of the publishing industry gathered to hear the 2013 Scotiaban... | CNW – 2013-10-08

Terézia Mora Wins the 2013 German Book Prize

On Monday evening, the jury of the German Book Prize announced Terézia Mora as the 2013 winner for her novel, Das Ungeheuer. Mora will receive at 25,000 euro prize. | Publishing Perspectives – 2013-10-08

Who Will Win a Nobel Prize?

The Nobel Prize in literature in 2013 was awarded to Alice Munro, who the Nobel committee called a "master of the contemporary short story." Last year, Slate book editor Dan Kois... | Slate – 2013-10-10

Alice Munro is 1st Canadian woman to win Nobel literature prize

Alice Munro wins the 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature, becoming the first Canadian woman to take the award since its launch in 1901. She tells CBC she was awoken by her daughter in B.C. in the middle... | CBC – 2013-10-10

13 Past Nobel Prize In Literature Winners You Must Read

The same year she announced that she's putting down her pen, Canadian short story writer and one-time novelist Alice Munro has taken home the Nobel Prize in Literature. One giant step for her, one... | The Huffington Post – 2013-10-10

Nobel Women: Alice Munro And Other Women Who Won Literature's Top Prize

Lauded Canadian author Alice Munro became the first Canadian in Nobel history to win the big prize for literature on Thursday. She was also only the 13th woman to get the world's highest honour for... | The Huffington Post – 2013-10-10

Alice Munro's Nobel Prize: Women On Twitter React To The Exciting Win

When the news broke this morning that short-story author Alice Munro was the first Canadian and 13th woman to win the Nobel Prize for literature, Twitter basically exploded. Munro's win is exciting... | The Huffington Post – 2013-10-10

Alice Munro wins 2013 Nobel Prize in literature

Alice Munro is the winner of the 2013 Nobel Prize in literature. The Canadian author was lauded for being "master of the short story" by Peter Englund, permanent secretary of the Swedish... | Los Angeles Times – 2013-10-10

Alice Munro, master of the short story, wins Nobel Prize for literature

Alice Munro is the first Canadian writer to receive the prestigious $1.2 million award from the Swedish Academy since Saul Bellow, who left for the US as a boy and won in 1976. | The Christian Science Monitor – 2013-10-11

CORRECTED: Books and stories by Nobel Laureate Alice Munro

Canadian author Alice Munro won the 2013 Nobel Prize for Literature on Thursday, making her only the 13th woman to win the prize since its inception in 1901. | Yahoo! News – 2013-10-10

Books and stories by Nobel Laureate Alice Munro

Canadian author Alice Munro won the 2013 Nobel Prize for Literature on Thursday, making her only the 13th woman to win the prize since its inception in 1901. | Yahoo! News – 2013-10-10

Factbox: A look at the 2013 Nobel Literature Prize

(Reuters) - Here is a look at the 2013 Nobel Prize for Literature, which was awarded on Thursday to Canadian Alice Munro, "a master of the contemporary short story". - Munro, 82, is mainly known for... | Yahoo! News – 2013-10-10

Canada's Alice Munro wins Nobel Literature Prize

Canada's Alice Munro won the Nobel Literature Prize on Thursday for her short stories that focus on the frailties of the human condition, becoming just the 13th woman to win in the history of... | Yahoo! News – 2013-10-10

5 reasons Alice Munro was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature (+video)

Merit trumped politics this year when modest, retiring, universally admired Canadian author Alice Munro received the Nobel Prize in Literature.  | The Christian Science Monitor – 2013-10-11

Canada’s Munro Wins Nobel Prize

Canadian author Alice Munro wins the Nobel Prize for literature. Here, her publisher and literary agency react to the news at the Frankfurt Book Fair. | Publishing Perspectives – 2013-10-11

'Prayers For Bobby' Receives DVD Re-Release, Special Screening For National Coming Out Day

To celebrate National Coming Out Day, a screening of "Prayers For Bobby" was held in New York City on Friday night with the film's star, Sigourney Weaver, in attendance to talk about the making of... | The Huffington Post – 2013-10-14

US prize-winning 'Mambo Kings' author dead at 62

Oscar Hijuelos, the Cuban-American author best known for his Pulitzer-prize winning novel "The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love," died in New York age 62, his agent told AFP. | Yahoo! News – 2013-10-14

Alan Turing receives posthumous honour at Attitude awards

Codebreaker awarded Icon award for outstanding achievement by Attitude magazine ahead of film about his lifeAlan Turing, the second world war codebreaker who took his own life after being convicted... | Guardian – 2013-10-15

Eleanor Catton is youngest-ever winner of Man Booker Prize

The 28-year-old won the prestigious fiction award for her novel "The Luminaries" | – 2013-10-16

Eleanor Catton's 'The Luminaries' wins 2013 Man Booker Prize

Eleanor Catton took the 2013 Man Booker Prize for "The Luminaries" at an awards ceremony in London on Tuesday night.This post has been updated. Please see note at bottom for details. | Los Angeles Times – 2013-10-16

Booker Prize winner: Murder mystery wins prestigious award

Booker Prize winner Eleanor Catton wrote an 832-page murder mystery set in Catton's homeland, New Zealand. This is the last year that the Man Booker Prize will be open only to writers from the... | The Christian Science Monitor – 2013-10-16

New Zealand author Eleanor Catton wins 2013 Booker Prize

New Zealand author Eleanor Catton on Tuesday became the youngest winner of the Man Booker Prize for fiction, claiming the award for her novel "The Luminaries". | Yahoo! News – 2013-10-16

Canadian-born Eleanor Catton wins Booker Prize

Eleanor Catton, a London, Ont.-born New Zealand author, is the winner of the 2013 Booker Prize for her gold-rush saga, The Luminaries. | CBC – 2013-10-15

Booker Prize Winner 2013: Eleanor Catton Wins British Prize

LONDON -- LONDON (AP) — Youth and heft triumphed at Britain's Booker Prize on Tuesday, as 28-year-old New Zealander Eleanor Catton won the fiction award for "The Luminaries," an ambitious 832-page... | The Huffington Post – 2013-10-16

Man Booker Prize winner: 5 surprising things about Eleanor Catton's victory

Writer Eleanor Catton took the Man Booker Prize for her novel 'The Luminaries.' | The Christian Science Monitor – 2013-10-17

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