Latest Literary awards News

French Nobel Laureate says men must change attitudes now

Dec. 06, 2022 09:54 AM EST

STOCKHOLM (AP) — French author Annie Ernaux who won this year's Nobel Prize for literature, said Tuesday that men need to change their attitudes now, before women attain full equality with them. “Because if men do not become aware of their body, their way of life, their way of...

Venezuelan publisher receives award from US book association

Nov. 30, 2022 08:32 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — One of Venezuela's few remaining independent publishers is being honored by the Association of American Publishers, the trade association announced Wednesday. Editorial Dahbar, which publishes books that include interviews with political prisoners and critiques of...

Biography of poet John Donne wins UK nonfiction book prize

Nov. 18, 2022 14:09 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — A book that argues Elizabethan poet John Donne should rank alongside William Shakespeare as a literary genius has won Britain’s leading nonfiction book award British writer Katherine Rundell’s biography “Super-Infinite: The Transformations of John Donne” was...

Tess Gunty, Imani Perry among National Book Awards winners

Nov. 17, 2022 10:47 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Tess Gunty’s “The Rabbit Hutch,” a sweeping debut novel set in a low-income housing community in Indiana, has won the National Book Award for fiction. The 30-year-old Gunty was among three writers nominated for their first published books. The nonfiction prize...

Book award finalists are 'debut novelists' in name only

Nov. 14, 2022 15:57 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — In the minds and official records of the publishing community, Sarah Thankham Mathews is a first-time author. Her novel “All This Could Be Different” has been widely praised as a promising start for the 31-year-old Indian American, whose narrative about a young immigrant's...

Venezuelan poet Rafael Cadenas wins Cervantes Prize

Nov. 10, 2022 13:22 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — Venezuelan poet Rafael Cadenas has been awarded the Cervantes Prize, the Spanish-speaking world’s highest literary honor, by Spain's government. The 92-year-old Cadenas has published more than 20 works of poetry and essays, including the volumes of verse...