News - Literary Awards

News - Literary Awards

July 30, 2021

CHINA ROOM by Sunjeev Sahota has been longlisted for the 2021 Booker Prize. The judges praise: "Weaving together two timelines and two continents, CHINA ROOM struck us as a brilliant twist on the novel of immigrant experience, considering in subtle and moving ways the trauma handed down from one generation to the next. In crisp, clean prose, and with a dash of melodramatic action, Sahota turns these heavy themes into something filled with love, hope and humour." The shortlist will be announced on September 14, and the winner will be revealed in a ceremony on November 3. Viking published CHINA ROOM on July 13, 2021.

July 23, 2021

GOLDEN GATES by Conor Dougherty is the winner of the California Book Awards’ Silver Medal in Nonfiction. The virtual awards ceremony will be held on August 16th at 6:00 p.m. Penguin Press published the book on February 18, 2020.

July 23, 2021

THE PRETTIEST STAR by Carter Sickels was selected as the 2021 Ohioana Book Award winner in Fiction. The Ohioana Book Awards are “the second oldest, and among the most prestigious, state literary prizes in the nation.” Hub City Press published the novel on May 19, 2020.

July 16, 2021

Daniel Loedel’s debut novel, HADES, ARGENTINA, has been longlisted for the 2021 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize. The shortlist will be announced this fall, and the winner will be announced in December at the Center for Fiction’s Annual Awards Benefit. Riverhead published the book on January 21, 2021.

July 16, 2021

OF WOMEN AND SALT by Gabriela Garcia has been longlisted for the Crook's Corner Book Prize, which was created to “highlight emerging fiction writers who typically face some of the toughest obstacles in publishing.” The winner will be announced in January 2022. Flatiron Books published OF WOMEN AND SALT on March 30, 2021.

July 16, 2021

BROTHER, SISTER, MOTHER, EXPLORER by Jamie Figueroa has been longlisted for the 2021 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize. The shortlist will be announced this fall, and the winner will be announced in December at the Center for Fiction’s Annual Awards Benefit. Catapult published the novel on March 2, 2021.

July 16, 2021

THE PROPHETS by Robert Jones Jr. has been longlisted for the 2021 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize. The shortlist will be announced this fall, and the winner will be announced in December at the Center for Fiction’s Annual Awards Benefit. THE PROPHETS was also longlisted for the Crook's Corner Book Prize, which was created to “highlight emerging fiction writers who typically face some of the toughest obstacles in publishing.” The winner will be announced in January 2022. G.P. Putnam’s Sons published THE PROPHETS on January 5, 2021.

June 25, 2021

Wally Koval’s ACCIDENTALLY WES ANDERSON was named one of AIGA’s “50 Books | 50 Covers 2020” winners. The book will be archived both in the AIGA Design Archives—a permanent, accessible, and historic collection of notable graphic design—and the AIGA collection at the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Columbia University’s Butler Library in the city of New York. Voracious published the book on October 20, 2020.

June 18, 2021

Ed Yong is the 2021 Pulitzer Prize Award Winner for Explanatory Journalism. The award is for a distinguished example of explanatory reporting that illuminates a significant and complex subject, demonstrating mastery of the subject, lucid writing and clear presentation. Ed Yong, writing for The Atlantic authored "a series of lucid, definitive pieces on the COVID-19 pandemic that anticipated the course of the disease, synthesized the complex challenges the country faced, illuminated the U.S. government’s failures and provided clear and accessible context for the scientific and human challenges it posed." He has previously been awarded the George Polk Award for Science Reporting. His acclaimed book I CONTAIN MULTITUDES was published by Ecco on August 9, 2016.

June 18, 2021

Cathy Park Hong's New York Times bestselling book, MINOR FEELINGS has been announced as a 2021 Pulitzer Prize Finalist in General Nonfiction.
One World published the paperback edition of MINOR FEELINGS on March 2, 2021.