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2018 Lambda Literary Award winners

Thursday, Jun 07, 2018 at 11:33am

The winners of the 30th annual Lambda Literary Awards, which honour the achievements of LGBTQ writers, were announced this week.

The Awards were announced at a ceremony in New York City on June 4th, where attendees celebrated thirty years of LGBTQ literature. Many awards were given out, and two especially notable winners were Roxane Gay and Edmund White, who were honoured with the Lambda’s Trustee and Visionary Awards, respectively.

You can find a full list of winners after the jump...

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Golden Man Booker Prize shortlist

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 11:29am

To mark the 50th anniversary of the Man Booker award, The Booker Prize Foundation will be giving out a special one-off award this year to honour the best work of fiction from the last five decades of the prize. The Golden Man Booker will put all 51 past winners back under the spotlight to determine which of them has stood the test of time and remains relevant to readers today.

Of the 51 winners, five finalists have been decided, one from each decade of the prize. The shortlist includes:

The winner will be decided by public vote and announced on July 8th, 2018. To cast your ballot, visit the Man Booker website.

You can also read more about the Golden Man Booker prize, including how the finalists were determined, on the Man Booker site.

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2018 Nebula Award winners

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 5:28pm

The winners of this year's Nebula Awards were announced recently. The awards honour the best in American science fiction and fantasy writing published within the past year, and have been awarded annually since 1965.

The 2018 winners are:

  • Novel: The Stone Sky by N.K. Jemisin (Orbit)
  • Novella: All Systems Red by Martha Wells ( Publishing)
  • Novelette: "A Human Stain" by Kelly Robson ( 1/4/17)
  • Short Story: "Welcome to Your Authentic Indian Experience" by Rebecca Roanhorse (Apex 8/17)
  • The Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation: Get Out (written by Jordan Peele)
  • The Andre Norton Award for Outstanding Young Adult Science Fiction or Fantasy Book: The Art of Starving by Sam J. Miller (HarperTeen)
  • Kate Wilhelm Solstice Awards: Gardner Dozois and Sheila Williams
  • The 34th Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master honor: Peter S. Beagle

For more information about the Nebula Awards, please visit their website.

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2018 Pulitzer Prize winners

Tuesday, Apr 17, 2018 at 11:42am

The 2018 Pulitzer Prize winners have been announced. The Prizes celebrate achievements in a wide range of fields, so we shall highlight only the winners of the literary and entertainment prizes:

FICTION: Less by Andrew Sean Greer

HISTORY: The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea by Jack E. Davis

BIOGRAPHY: Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder by Caroline Fraser

POETRY: Half-Light: Collected Poems 1965-2016 by Frank Bidart

GENERAL NONFICTION: Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America by James Forman Jr.

MUSIC: Damn by Kendrick Lamar

Each winner receives a certificate as well as a $15,000US cash prize. For a full list of the 2018 winners and finalists, visit the Pulitzer Prize website.

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Canada Reads 2018 winner

Thursday, Mar 29, 2018 at 4:37pm

Mark Sakamoto's Forgiveness has been chosen as the champion of this year's Canada Reads competition.

The book follows Sakamoto’s maternal grandfather as a prisoner of war in Japan and his paternal Japanese-Canadian grandmother’s internment in Canada during World War II. It is the true tale of two brave individuals who survived desperate transgressions that threatened to destroy their humanity, and who through their trials learned to forgive. Without this forgiveness their grandson, author Mark Sakamoto, would never have come to be born.

During the Canada Reads debates, Forgiveness was defended by fashion icon and TV host Jeanne Beker. Said Beker: "Forgiveness sheds light on a shameful chapter in our history, but it also shows us that healing is possible with tolerance and compassion. The message for Canadians is a timely one: forgive in order to move forward, but never, ever forget."

For more on the 2018 Canada Reads champion, visit CBC's website.

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