News - Literary Awards
News - Literary Awards
Anne Boyer’s critically-lauded memoir THE UNDYING has been named a finalist for the 2020 PEN/Jean Stein Book Award, which is awarded to the best book of the year that “has broken new ground by reshaping the boundaries of its form.” The winner will be announced at the PEN Literary Awards Ceremony on March 2. Farrar, Straus and Giroux published the book on September 17, 2019.
Elaine Welteroth’s bestselling debut memoir was named a finalist for an NAACP Image Award in the category Outstanding Literary Work – Biography/Autobiography. Viking published the book on June 11, 2019.
The Recording Academy just named BEASTIE BOYS BOOK a Best Spoken Word Album GRAMMY Award® nominee. The artful audio edition is a panoramic experience that tells the story of the Beastie Boys and is as unique as the band itself. Random House Audio published the audio book on October 30, 2018.
Demi Moore’s memoir is a nominee for the Goodreads Choice Awards of 2019 in the category “Best Memoir & Autobiography.” Harper published the book on September 24, 2019.
Elaine Welteroth’s memoir is a nominee for the Goodreads Choice Awards of 2019 in the category “Best Memoir & Autobiography.” Viking published the book on June 11, 2019.
Maxim Loskutoff recently won the High Plains Book Award in the short stories category for his debut collection COME WEST AND SEE. The twelve stories expose the simmering rage and resentments of small-town America and shatter the myths of the West: a lonesome trapper falls in love with a bear; a newly married woman hatches a plot to murder a tree; and an unemployed millworker joins a militia after returning home. W.W. Norton published the book on May 8, 2018, and it was released in paperback on August 6, 2019.
Prof. Mary Fulbrook’s groundbreaking RECKONINGS has been named a finalist for the 2019 Cundill History Prize, alongside works by Jill Lepore and Julia Lovell. One of the jurors called the book “harrowing, absorbing, and extremely well-written.” The winner will be announced on November 14. Oxford University Press published the book on October 2, 2018.
The Root has selected Kiese Laymon for their annual list, The Root 100, which honors 100 young, influential African Americans. They call HEAVY a “searing, unrelenting biography.” Scribner published the book on October 16, 2018.
Dan Werb has been named to the Governor General’s Literary Awards 2019 nonfiction shortlist for his book CITY OF OMENS: A Search for the Missing Women of the Borderlands. Honoring works in both the French and English language, the prize is considered one of Canada’s most prestigious literary awards. Bloomsbury published the book on June 4, 2019.
Elliot Ackerman's debut book-length work of nonfiction, PLACES AND NAMES, has been nominated for the 2020 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Nonfiction. Penguin Press published the book on June 11, 2019.