The American Library Association Announces the Shortlist for the Andrew Carnegie Medals

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The American Library Association announced its shortlist for the prestigious Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction. Cosponsored by Booklist and the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), the awards are drawn from Booklist Editors’ Choice carnegiennonand RUSA Notable Books and made possible by a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

RUSA’s Top Pop Fiction | ALA Midwinter 2014

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At RUSA’s Book and Media Awards Ceremony, held Sunday January 26 at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel, the winners of the 2014 Reading List were announced.
Started in 2007 by RUSA’s CODES section, the list highlights genre fiction that merit special attention by adult readers and reader’s advisory librarians.

2014 Edgar Award Nominees Announced

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Sunday, January 19, was Edgar Allen Poe’s 205th birthday; to celebrate the occasion, the Mystery Writers of America announced its nominees for the 2014 Edgar Allen Awards, honoring the best in mystery fiction, nonfiction, and television published or produced in 2013.

Carol Awards 2013: Honoring the Best in Christian Fiction

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The American Christian Fiction Writers’ (ACFW) 2013 conference ended September 15 in Indianapolis with a gala during which the Carol Awards were presented for the best in Christian Fiction traditionally published in the previous calendar year.

Bouchercon 2013: Louise Penny Goes on a Crime Award Spree

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At the 44th annual Bouchercon (a volunteer-run mystery convention for readers, writers, and other publishing types), held September 19–21 in Albany, NY,  best-selling author Louise Penny scored a double-header, winning the 2013 Anthony and the 2013 Macavity Best Novel Awards for The Beautiful Mystery, a locked-room puzzler set in a remote monastery deep in the […]

Popularity Contest: 2013 Hugo Awards Crown SF Winners

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The arrival of fall marks the start of the literary awards season. Already Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami is being touted as an odds-on favorite to win the Nobel Prize for Literature next month. But the cynic in me guesses that the always inscrutable Swedish committee of judges will bypass the best-selling author of 1Q84, Kafka […]

Mystery Regional Notes | July 2013

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The latest mystery news.

Dennis Lehane, Chris Pavone Take Mystery’s Top Prizes

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At the Mystery Writers of America’s  67th Annual Edgar Allan Poe Awards Dinner, held Thursday evening at Manhattan’s Grand Hyatt Hotel, Dennis Lehane’s historical crime novel Live By Night won the Edgar for Best Novel. Surprisingly it was a first win for the veteran author of ten books. In his acceptance speech, Lehane  acknowledged the […]

Don DeLillo Wins First Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction

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The Library of Congress announced Thursday the creation of a new lifetime achievement award in literature as well as its first recipient—novelist Don DeLillo.

No Joke: Calvin Trillin Takes 2012 Thurber Prize for American Humor

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Calvin Trillin, a longtime New Yorker staff writer, comic novelist, and witty bard of political doggerel, was named the winner of the 2012 Thurber Prize for American Humor for his essay collection Quite Enough of Calvin Trillin: Forty Years of Funny Stuff. The award, which includes a crystal plaque and a $5000 prize, was given to […]

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