Joan Didion, BLUE NIGHTS

Joan Didion

September 13, 2013

The PEN Center USA awards have recognized Joan Didion with their lifetime achievement award. She will be presented the award by Harrison Ford in a ceremony in October.

NO ONE IS HERE EXCEPT ALL OF US by Ramona Ausubel

NO ONE IS HERE EXCEPT ALL OF US by Ramona Ausubel

September 13, 2013

Ramona Ausubel’s NO ONE HERE EXCEPT ALL OF US won the 2013 PEN Center USA Literary Award for Fiction. Ausubel’s second book and first short story collection, A GUIDE TO BEING BORN, was published by Riverhead on May 2, 2013.

ELDERS by Ryan McIlvain

ELDERS by Ryan McIlvain

July 19, 2013

Ryan McIlvain’s ELDERS has been long listed for the 2013 Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize. The prize is awarded to the best debut novel of the year by the Center For Fiction in conjunction with the American Booksellers Association (ABA), the not-for-profit trade association for independent booksellers. Hogarth published the book this March 5, 2013.

NORWEGIAN BY NIGHT by Derek B. Miller

NORWEGIAN BY NIGHT by Derek B. Miller

July 19, 2013

Derek B. Miller’s NORWEGIAN BY NIGHT has been longlisted for the Crime Writers’ Association 2013 John Creasey Dagger award, which honors the best crime novel by a previously unpublished novelist. In their official statement, the judges said, “Tension, humour, and tragedy are combined in this beautifully-written contribution to Nordic noir with a twist from an English-speaking author.” Houghton Mifflin Harcourt released the book on May 21, 2013.

WISE MEN by Stuart Nadler

WISE MEN by Stuart Nadler

July 19, 2013

Stuart Nadler’s WISE MEN has been long listed for the 2013 Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize. The prize is awarded to the best debut novel of the year by the Center For Fiction in conjunction with the American Booksellers Association (ABA), the not-for-profit trade association for independent booksellers. Reagan Arthur Books published the book on February 5, 2013.

NO ONE IS HERE EXCEPT ALL OF US by Ramona Ausubel

NO ONE IS HERE EXCEPT ALL OF US by Ramona Ausubel

July 12, 2013

Ramona Ausubel is the winner of the 2013 VCU Cabell First Novelist Award for her novel NO ONE IS HERE EXCEPT ALL OF US. Since 2002, the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award has honored an outstanding first novel published in the preceding calendar year. This year’s judges were authors Justin Torres and Samantha Dunn and radio host Liz Humes. Riverhead published the book on February 2, 2012.

THE MARRIAGE PLOT by Jeffrey Eugenides

THE MARRIAGE PLOT by Jeffrey Eugenides

June 14, 2013

Jeffrey Eugenides’ THE MARRIAGE PLOT has won the prestigious “Prix de Fitzgerald” in France, an annual prize awarded by the Society Club of the Hôtel Belle Rives to writing pieces that reflect, “the elegance, the wit, taste and style” of F. Scott Fitzgerald. Farrar, Straus, and Giroux published the book October 11, 2011.

THE EVENING HOUR by Carter Sickels

THE EVENING HOUR by Carter Sickels

June 7, 2013

Carter Sickels won the Dr. Betty Berzon Emerging Writer Award, an award granted at the 25th Annual Lambda Literary Awards that celebrates distinguished LGBT writing. Bloomsbury published THE EVENING HOUR on January 17, 2012.

NORWEGIAN BY NIGHT by Derek B. Miller

NORWEGIAN BY NIGHT by Derek B. Miller

June 7, 2013

Derek B. Miller’s NORWEGIAN BY NIGHT was named one of the AARP’s twelve “Summer Reads for 2013” by the AARP, won an AudioFile Earphones Award, and debuted this week at #15 on the German bestseller list. The AARP said, “Miller’s novel becomes a stunning examination of how our lives shape our character, and how our allegiances shape our destiny.”

THIS IS THE WAY by Gavin Corbett

THIS IS THE WAY by Gavin Corbett

June 4, 2013

Gavin Corbett’s THIS IS THE WAY won the 2013 Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year Award, the largest monetary prize for fiction available solely to Irish authors. Colm Tóibín presided over the award ceremonies. Farrar, Straus and Giroux published the book on March 5, 2013.