News - Literary Awards

News - Literary Awards

January 21, 2022

Kiese Laymon's reissued debut novel, LONG DIVISION, has been nominated for the 53rd NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Literary Work in Fiction. The winners will be announced live on BET on February 26. Scribner published the reissue on June 1, 2021.

January 21, 2022

Joss Lake's FUTURE FEELING is a nominee for the 2022 PEN/Hemingway Award for Debut Novel. The prize is awarded annually to "a debut novel of exceptional literary merit by an American author." Finalists will be announced later this month. Soft Skull published the novel on June 1, 2021.

January 15, 2022

THE MARGOT AFFAIR author Sanaë Lemoine was selected as a recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts 2022 Creative Writing Fellowship for Prose. Grants are awarded to “published creative writers that enable the recipients to set aside time for writing, research, travel, and general career advancement,” and recipients are selected anonymously by the advisory panelists based on the “artistic excellence and artistic merit” of the sample work submitted for the fellowship. Hogarth published THE MARGOT AFFAIR on June 16, 2020.

December 17, 2021

Joss Lake's FUTURE FEELING is a nominee for the 2022 PEN/Hemingway Award for Debut Novel. The prize is awarded annually to "a debut novel of exceptional literary merit by an American author." FUTURE FEELING is one of ten longlisted contenders, and finalists will be announced in January. Soft Skull Press published the book on June 1, 2021.

December 17, 2021

Maxim Loskutoff has been awarded the Montana Innovation Award for his debut novel, RUTHIE FEAR. The award is the highest granted by the state to any individual, and winners are named only every other year. Judges praised Loskutoff’s “ten years of consistent and remarkably creative activity recognized by many significant outlets. Impressive residency activity. Clear, direct and compelling language,” adding: “So young with so much promise…Maxim is a rising star. [RUTHIE FEAR} absolutely deserves our support!” W. W. Norton & Company published the book on September 1, 2020.

December 10, 2021

THE MOVEMENT MADE US by father-son authors David Dennis, Sr. and David Dennis, Jr. was shortlisted for the 2021 J. Anthony Lukas Work-In-Progress Award. Harper will publish the book on May 10, 2022.

December 3, 2021

VANDERBILT by Anderson Cooper has made it to the final round of the Goodreads Choice Awards for Best History & Biography. Voting will run through December 5, and the winners will be announced on December 9. Harper published the book on September 21, 2021.

November 19, 2021

Gabriela Garcia’s novel OF WOMEN AND SALT is one of Amazon’s top 100 books of the year. The book was also nominated for the 2021 Goodreads Choice Awards for Best Debut Novel and Best Historical Fiction. The opening round of voting will conclude on November 28, and winners will be announced on December 9. Flatiron Books published the novel on March 30, 2021.

November 19, 2021

INDELICACY by Amina Cain was longlisted for the New Literary Project’s 2022 Joyce Carol Oates Prize. The New Literary Project Chair Joseph Di Prisco says that the titles chosen for the longlist “embody the inspiring richness and vitality of storytelling in our country.” The prize will be awarded to “an author of fiction in the middle of a burgeoning career.” Finalists are expected to be announced in early March 2022, and the winner will be announced in April 2022. Farrar, Straus, and Giroux published the book on February 11, 2020.

November 19, 2021

THE SWANK HOTEL by Lucy Corin was longlisted for the New Literary Project’s 2022 Joyce Carol Oates Prize. The New Literary Project Chair Joseph Di Prisco says that the titles chosen for the longlist “embody the inspiring richness and vitality of storytelling in our country.” The prize will be awarded to “an author of fiction in the middle of a burgeoning career.” Finalists are expected to be announced in early March 2022, and the winner will be announced in April 2022. Graywolf Press published the novel on October 5, 2021.