News - Literary Awards

News - Literary Awards

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.
HEAVY by Kiese Laymon
April 9, 2019
HEAVY is a winner of B&N Discover Great New Writers Prize in Nonfiction. It has also been named: Audible’s #1 Audiobook of the Year, the 2019 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction, and the 2018 Christopher Isherwood Prize. HEAVY has also been named a finalist for 2018 Kirkus Prize and a finalist for the Indies Choice Award in Adult Nonfiction. Scribner published the book on October 8, 2018.
STRAY CITY by Chelsey Johnson
April 9, 2019
Chelsey Johnson’s debut novel STRAY CITY is American Library Association's 2019 Reading List winner in Women's Fiction, an annual best-of list comprised of eight different fiction genres for adult readers. Custom House published the book on March 20, 2018.
WAITING FOR EDEN by Elliot Ackerman
April 9, 2019
Elliot Ackerman’s WAITING FOR EDEN was named a finalist for the Indies Choice Award in Adult Fiction. Knopf published the book on September 25, 2018.
THE BOOK OF ESSIE by Meghan Maclean Weir
February 1, 2019

Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has selected Meghan Maclean Weir’s debut novel for the 2019 Alex Award. Knopf published the book on June 12, 2018.