News - Literary Awards

News - Literary Awards

THE OLD DRIFT by Namwali Serpell
June 18, 2020

The African Speculative Fiction Society has nominated THE OLD DRIFT for their Ilube Nommo Award for Best Speculative Fiction Novel by an African. The winner will be announced in the fall. Hogarth published the book on March 26, 2019.

EXHALATION by Ted Chiang
June 12, 2020

Ted Chiang is a finalist for four 2020 Locus Awards, nominated in the Best Collection category for EXHALATION, the Best Novella category for “Anxiety is the Dizziness of Freedom,” the Best Novelette category for “Omphalos,” and the Best Short Story category for “It’s 2059, and the Rich Kids are Still Winning.” Knofp published his short story collection, EXHALATION, on May 7, 2019.

IN WEST MILLS by De’Shawn Charles Winslow
June 12, 2020

IN WEST MILLS by De’Shawn Charles Winslow has made the 2020 William Saroyan International Prize for Writing shortlist for fiction. The prize is “intended to encourage new or emerging writers and honor the Saroyan literary legacy of originality, vitality and stylistic innovation.” Winners and finalists will be announced in late summer/early fall. Bloomsbury published the book on June 4, 2019.

RULES FOR VISITING by Jessica Francis Kane
June 5, 2020

RULES FOR VISITING by Jessica Francis Kane has been shortlisted for the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction, the U.K.’s only literary award for comic literature. The winner will be announced on June 24th. Penguin Press published the book on May 14, 2019.

THE HATE U GIVE by Angie Thomas
May 20, 2020

Angie Thomas’s THE HATE U GIVE has been honored with the 2019-2020 Louisiana Teen Readers’ Choice Award. Founded in 1999, the program’s purpose is to “foster a love of reading in the children of Louisiana by motivating them to participate in the recognition of outstanding books.” Balzer + Bray published the book on February 28, 2017.

THE UNDYING by Anne Boyer
May 12, 2020

Anne Boyer’s THE UNDYING was awarded the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction. The Pulitzer Prize Board calls THE UNDYING “an elegant and unforgettable narrative about the brutality of illness and the capitalism of cancer care in America.” Farrar, Straus and Giroux published the book on September 17, 2019.

THE STRANGER DIARIES by Elly Griffiths
May 12, 2020

THE STRANGER DIARIES by Elly Griffiths has won the 2020 Edgar Award for Best Novel. This is Griffiths’ second Edgar Award, as she was awarded the Mary Higgins Clark Award in 2011 for her novel THE CROSSING PLACES. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt published the book on March 5, 2019.

WHAT BLEST GENIUS? by Andrew McConnell Stott
May 12, 2020

WHAT BLEST GENIUS? is the 2019 winner of the Marfield Prize. The Marfield Prize annually recognizes an author of an outstanding nonfiction book about the visual, literary, media, or performing arts. W.W. Norton & Company published the second edition of the book on April 2, 2019.

EXHALATION by Ted Chiang
April 16, 2020

Two stories from Ted Chiang’s short story collection EXHALATION are finalists for the 2020 Hugo Awards. His story “Anxiety Is the Dizziness of Freedom” was named a finalist in the Best Novella category and his story “Omphhalos” was named a finalist in the Best Novelette category. The author also did an interview with Electric Literature for a piece entitled “Ted Chiang Explains the Disaster Novel We All Suddenly Live In.” Knopf published the book on May 18, 2019.

WINTERNIGHT TRILOGY by Katherine Arden
April 16, 2020

Katherine Arden’s WINTERNIGHT TRILOGY, comprised of THE BEAR AND THE NIGHTINGALE, THE GIRL IN THE TOWER, and THE WINTER OF THE WITCH, is a finalist for a Hugo Award in the category of Best Series. Del Rey published THE WINTER OF THE WITCH, the final book of the trilogy, on January 8, 2019.