News - Literary Awards

News - Literary Awards

INSIDE OUT by Demi Moore
November 8, 2019

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.

MORE THAN ENOUGH by Elaine Welteroth
November 8, 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.

COME WEST AND SEE by Maxim Loskutoff
October 21, 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.

RECKONINGS by Mary Fulbrook
October 21, 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.

HEAVY by Kiese Laymon
October 12, 2019

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.

CITY OF OMENS by Dan Werb
October 8, 2019

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.

PLACES AND NAMES by Elliot Ackerman
October 8, 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.

RECKONINGS by Mary Fulbrook
October 2, 2019

Mary Fulbrook’s RECKONINGS has made the shortlist for the 2019 Cundill History Prize, alongside works by Jill Lepore, Victoria Johnson, and others. The winner will be announced at the Cundill History Prize Gala at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts on November 14. Oxford University Press published the book on October 2, 2018.

A SAND BOOK by Ariana Reines
October 2, 2019

A SAND BOOK, Ariana Reines’ first book of poems since her groundbreaking 2011 collection MERCURY, has been longlisted for the 2019 National Book Award for Poetry alongside Ilya Kaminsky, Jericho Brown, and others. The winners will be announced November 20, 2019. Tin House published the book on June 18, 2019.

THE DARK DARK by Samantha Hunt
October 2, 2019

Samantha Hunt’s short story collection, THE DARK DARK, has won the 2019 St. Francis College Literary Prize. The award is given to mid-career authors who have recently published their third to fifth work of fiction. Farrar, Straus and Giroux published the book on July 18, 2017.