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Lahiri, McCann Among Booker Prize Finalists

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Posted 7.25.13 by Prize Reporter

Thirteen fiction writers make up the long list for the 2013 Man Booker Prize, which was announced this week in London. The winner of the prize—one of the most prestigious awards in literary fiction—will receive 50,000 British pounds, or approximately $75,000.

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Center For Fiction Announces Novel Prize Long List

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Posted 7.22.13 by Prize Reporter

The New York City–based Center for Fiction has announced the long list for its 2013 Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize, given for a debut novel published in the current year. The winner, who will be announced in December, will receive $10,000.

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PEN Announces Finalists for Literary Awards

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Posted 7.17.13 by Prize Reporter

The New York City–based PEN American Center recently announced the finalists for its annual literary awards, which this year will give nearly $150,000 in prize money to established and emerging writers and translators.

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Notting Hill Editions Launches Essay Prize

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Posted 7.11.13 by Prize Reporter

The London–based nonfiction press Notting Hill Editions recently announced the launch of its international William Hazlitt Essay Prize, which will be given annually for an essay. The winner will receive a cash award of £15,000 (approximately $22,674); five runners-up will each receive £1,000 (approximately $1,511).

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Audible and the Center for Fiction Launch New Literary Award

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Posted 7.8.13 by Prize Reporter

Audible, Inc., and the New York City–based Center for Fiction have teamed up to create a new literary prize. The Christopher Doheny Award, given for an unpublished book of fiction or nonfiction on the topic of serious illness, will include a $10,000 prize, publication, and promotion of the winning book in print and audio editions.

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Lilly Fellowships to Nearly Double Next Year

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Posted 6.26.13 by Prize Reporter

Emerging poets got some good news yesterday: The Ruth Lilly Fellowships, given annually by the Poetry Foundation to five poets, ages thirty-one and younger, will nearly double in value next year thanks to a $1.2 million gift from the Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Memorial Fund.

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Eileen Myles and Sheila Heti to Judge Montreal’s Lit Pop Awards

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Posted 6.20.13 by Prize Reporter

The Montreal–based Matrix Magazine and POP Montreal International Music Festival have teamed up to create the Lit Pop Awards—an annual literary competition for poets and fiction writers whose work “exemplifies a spirit of innovation and verve with rockstar attitude.”

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Griffin Poetry Prize Winners Announced

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Posted 6.14.13 by Prize Reporter

Last night in Toronto, the 2013 Griffin Poetry Prizes were given for the collections Like a Straw Bird It Follows Me (Yale University Press), written by Palestinian poet Ghassan Zaqtan and translated from the Arabic by Fady Joudah, and What's the Score (Mansfield Press) by Canadian poet David W. McFadden. Each winner received $65,000

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Cincinnati Review Contest Open for Submissions

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Posted 6.12.13 by Prize Reporter

The Cincinnati Review is currently accepting entries for its 2013 Robert and Adele Schiff Awards in Poetry and Prose. Two winners will each receive one thousand dollars and publication in the Cincinnati Review.

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A.M. Homes Upsets Mantel for Women’s Prize

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Posted 6.6.13 by Prize Reporter

Last night in London, American author A. M. Homes won the 2013 Women’s Prize for Fiction (formerly the Orange Prize) for her most recent novel, May We Be Forgiven. She will receive £30,000 (approximately $46,000). 

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