News - Literary Awards

News - Literary Awards

THE TERRIBLE by Yrsa Daley-Ward
July 15, 2019

Yrsa Daley-Ward’s memoir THE TERRIBLE is the winner of the 2019 PEN Ackerley Award, the UK’s only award for memoir and autobiography. Penguin Books published the book on June 5, 2018. Congratulations, Yrsa!

THE BOOK OF ESSIE by Meghan MacLean Weir
July 15, 2019

The Salt Lake County Library System has selected THE BOOK OF ESSIE by Meghan MacLean Weir as a nominee for their semi-annual Reader’s Choice Award. Knopf published the book on June 12, 2018.

THE TERRIBLE by Yrsa Daley-Ward
June 18, 2019

Yrsa Daley-Ward’s memoir THE TERRIBLE has been shortlisted for the 2019 PEN Ackerley Prize, the only prize in the UK to award memoir and autobiography. Penguin Books published the book on June 5, 2018.

RECKONINGS by Mary Fulbrook
June 17, 2019

Prof. Fulbrook’s revelatory history of the aftermath of the Holocaust, RECKONINGS, has been awarded the 2019 Wolfson History Prize. The judges called it “a masterly work which explores the shifting boundaries and structures of memory.” Oxford University Press published the book on October 2, 2018.

THE VICTORIAN AND THE ROMANTIC by Nell Stevens
May 20, 2019

Nell Stevens’ irresistible memoir THE VICTORIAN AND THE ROMANTIC has been shortlisted for a 2019 Somerset Maugham Award by the Society of Authors. Doubleday published the US edition on August 7, 2018.

BEARSKIN by James A. McLaughlin
May 6, 2019
BEARSKIN received the Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America for the Best First Novel by An American Author. Ecco published the book on June 12, 2018.
RECKONINGS by Mary Fulbrook
April 18, 2019
Mary Fulbrook’s RECKONINGS has been shortlisted for the Wolfson History Prize. "Quoting many moving accounts from victims of the extreme cruelty perpetrated by the Nazis," say the judges, "Fulbrook moves through generations to trace the legacy of Nazi persecution in postwar Germany. A masterly work which explores the shifting boundaries and structures of memory." The winner will be announced on May 7. Oxford University Press published the book on October 2, 2018.
CAN YOU TOLERATE THIS? by Ashleigh Young
April 18, 2019
Ashleigh Young’s collection CAN YOU TOLERATE THIS? has been shortlisted for the prestigious Rathbones Folio Prize. Riverhead published the book in North America on July 3, 2018.
THE BEAR AND THE NIGHTINGALE by Katherine Arden
April 10, 2019
Katherine Arden has been nominated for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. She joins a shortlist of five other writers whose first professional work of science fiction or fantasy was published the last two years. The winner will be presented August 2019 in Dublin at the annual Hugo Awards. Del Rey Books published the book on January 18, 2017.
EVOLUTION by Eileen Myles
April 10, 2019
Eileen Myles was awarded the 2019 Arts and Letters Award in Literature, which honors writers of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama. Grove, Atlantic published the book on September 11, 2018.