Latest Literary awards News

David McCullough, Pulitzer-winning historian, dies at 89

Aug. 08, 2022 18:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — David McCullough, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author whose lovingly crafted narratives on subjects ranging from the Brooklyn Bridge to Presidents John Adams and Harry Truman made him among the most popular and influential historians of his time, has died. He was 89. ...

Stuart Woods, author of Stone Barrington novels, dead at 84

Jul. 27, 2022 15:57 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Stuart Woods, an author of more than 90 novels, many featuring the character of lawyer-investigator Stone Barrington, has died. He was 84. Woods passed away in his sleep on Friday, July 22, at his home in Litchfield County, Connecticut, his publicist, Katie...

Elizabeth Strout, Leila Mottley up for Booker fiction prize

Jul. 27, 2022 05:37 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Best-selling American writers Karen Joy Fowler, Elizabeth Strout and Leila Mottley are among 13 authors in the running for the prestigious Booker Prize for fiction. Fowler’s novel about Abraham Lincoln’s assassin, “Booth,” Strout’s symphony of everyday lives...

Biden awards Medal of Honor to 4 for Vietnam War heroism

Jul. 05, 2022 16:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Tuesday bestowed the nation's highest military honor to four Army soldiers for heroism during the Vietnam War, bravery that he said had not diminished even with the passage of time. Biden presented the Medal of Honor to Staff Sgt. Edward N....

Author Jesmyn Ward wins Library of Congress fiction prize

Jun. 30, 2022 10:55 AM EDT

The 2022 Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction has gone to Jesmyn Ward, who at 45, is the youngest person to receive the library’s fiction award and is being honored for her lifetime of work examining racism and social injustice. Ward's “Salvage the Bones” earned the...

George Chauncey wins $500,000 Library of Congress award

Jun. 22, 2022 05:11 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Historian George Chauncey has received a $500,000 lifetime achievement award from the Library of Congress, the John W. Kluge Prize, the first time the honor has gone to a scholar in LGBTQ studies. The prize is given for achievement in the study of humanity....

Letters sent to García Márquez to be shown in Mexico City

Jun. 15, 2022 22:06 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — While reviewing the photo archives left by Nobel Prize-winning Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez, one of his granddaughters came across a mysterious plastic box with the word “grandchildren” written on its label. At first, Emilia García Elizondo was...

Ruth Ozeki's 'Book of Form and Emptiness' wins Women's Prize

Jun. 15, 2022 16:55 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Canadian-American writer Ruth Ozeki won the prestigious Women’s Prize for Fiction on Wednesday for “The Book of Form and Emptiness," a playful, philosophical novel that explores people's relationship to possessions. Ozeki was awarded the 30,000 pound ($36,000)...

A.B. Yehoshua, Israeli author and peace activist, dies at 85

Jun. 14, 2022 06:55 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — A.B. Yehoshua, a prominent Israeli author celebrated for his mastery of the Hebrew language and a leading peace activist, died on Tuesday. He was 85. His death was confirmed by a Tel Aviv hospital, which said the cause death was cancer. Abraham B....

Brian Selznick's 'Big Tree' to be published next spring

Jun. 09, 2022 10:02 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Brian Selznick's next book was inspired in part by a famous friend, Steven Spielberg. Billed by publisher Scholastic as a “love letter to the natural world,” Selznick's “Big Tree” tells the story of two sycamore seeds and their quest across time and space...