Archive October 2012

Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts and Alan Heathcock Among Whiting Award Winners

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Posted 10.29.12 by Prize Reporter

The Whiting Foundation recently announced the winners of its 2012 literary awards, which offer ten grants of $50,000 to emerging poets, fiction writers, creative nonfiction writers, and playwrights.

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Mantel Receives 2012 Man Booker Prize

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Posted 10.22.12 by Prize Reporter

Hilary Mantel, author of the historical novel Bring Up the Bodies (Fourth Estate) has been awarded the 2012 Man Booker Prize. This is her second win. 

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Story Prize Announces 2012 Judges

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Posted 10.18.12 by Prize Reporter

The Story Prize, an annual book award given for a short story collection, has announced its panel of judges for the 2012 awards. They are critic and writer Jane Ciabattari, author Yiyun Li, and bookseller Sarah McNally.

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Ferlinghetti Turns Down Hungarian Poetry Prize

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Posted 10.17.12 by Prize Reporter

The San Francisco-based City Lights Booksellers and Publishers announced last week that its founder, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, who had been selected as the recipient of the inaugural Pannonius Prize, would decline the award.

The prize, which was announced in September, is funded by the Hungarian government and the Hungarian chapter of PEN International, and offers an award of 50,000 euros.

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Chinese Author Mo Yan Wins Nobel Prize in Literature

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Posted 10.11.12 by Prize Reporter

Mo Yan, the Chinese author best known for his 1987 novel Red Sorghum, has received the 2012 Nobel Prize for Literature.

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2012 National Book Award Finalists Announced

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Posted 10.10.12 by Prize Reporter

The National Book Foundation announced the finalists for the sixty-third annual National Book Awards today. Among the most prestigious literary honors in the United States, the awards are given for books published in the previous year.

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Natan Fund Launches Nonfiction Book Award

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Posted 10.4.12 by Prize Reporter

The Natan Fund, a New York City-based foundation that supports Jewish nonprofit organizations and creative projects, has introduced a new award for nonfiction writers. The Natan Book Award will annually give a Jewish writer a prize of $50,000 for a work-in-progress.

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Rona Jaffe Foundation Announces Writers' Awards Recipients

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Posted 10.2.12 by Prize Reporter

The Rona Jaffe Foundation has announced the winners of its 2012 Writers’ Awards. The annual awards honor six emerging women writers of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. Each winner receives $30,000.

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