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The National Book Critics Circle Awards 2023

The winners of the 2023 National Book Critics Circle Awards were announced on March 21st during a ceremony at the New School in New York City.

The Audie Awards 2024

The Audio Publishers Association (APA) has announced the winners of the 2024 Audie Awards®, the premier awards program in the United States recognizing distinction in audiobooks and spoken-word entertainment.

Los Angeles Times Book Prizes 2023

The Los Angeles Times has announced the finalists and honorees for the 44th annual Book Prizes. Jane Smiley will receive the Robert Kirsch Award for lifetime achievement, and Access Books will be honored with the Innovator’s Award. Additionally, Claire Dederer will be presented with the Christopher Isherwood Prize for Autobiographical Prose.

The Los Angeles Times Book Prizes recognize 61 exceptional works in 13 categories celebrating the highest quality of writing from authors at all stages of their careers. Winners will be announced in a ceremony on Friday, April 19th at USC’s Bovard Auditorium, on the eve of the annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, which will take place the weekend of April 20-21.

Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction 2024

The American Library Association (ALA) has selected THE BERRY PICKERS by Amanda Peters as the winner of the 2024 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction, and WE WERE ONCE A FAMILY: A Story of Love, Death, and Child Removal in America by Roxanna Asgarian as the winner of the 2024 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction.

Edgar Allan Poe Awards 2024

As they celebrate the 215th anniversary of the birth of Edgar Allan Poe, Mystery Writers of America is proud to announce the nominees for the 2024 Edgar Allan Poe Awards, honoring the best in mystery fiction, nonfiction and television published or produced in 2023. The 78th Annual Edgar Awards will be celebrated on May 1st at the New York Marriott Marquis Times Square.

The 2023 Booker Prize

The 2023 Booker Prize has been awarded to Paul Lynch for his fifth novel, PROPHET SONG, an exhilarating and propulsive portrait of a nation sliding into tyranny --- and one woman's attempts to hold her family together. Heralded in one review as "a crucial book for our current times," it captures some of the biggest social and political anxieties of our age, from the rise of political extremism to the global plight of refugees. Lynch is the fifth Irish writer to win the Booker Prize, after Iris Murdoch, John Banville, Roddy Doyle and Anne Enright. Click here to read more about Lynch and PROPHET SONG.

The National Book Awards 2023

The winners of the 2023 National Book Award in Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Translated Literature and Young People's Literature were announced on November 15th at the 74th National Book Awards Ceremony.

Two lifetime achievement awards also were presented as part of the evening’s ceremony. Paul Yamazaki, a bookseller at City Lights Booksellers & Publishers since 1970, received the National Book Foundation’s Literarian Award for Outstanding Service to the American Literary Community. And Rita Dove, who received the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for her third collection of poetry, THOMAS AND BEULAH, was recognized with the Foundation’s Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.

The 2023 Kirkus Prize

The winners of the 2023 Kirkus Prize in the categories of Fiction, Nonfiction and Young Readers’ Literature were announced on October 11th in a hybrid ceremony at the Tribeca Rooftop in New York that also was live-streamed on YouTube. This year’s winners were chosen from the 10,794 titles --- published between November 1, 2022 and October 31, 2023 (for Fiction and Nonfiction), and October 1, 2022 and September 30, 2023 (for Young Readers’ Literature) --- that were reviewed by Kirkus.

The Nobel Prize in Literature 2023

The Nobel Prize in Literature for 2023 has been awarded to Norwegian author Jon Fosse “for his innovative plays and prose which give voice to the unsayable.” His immense oeuvre written in Norwegian Nynorsk and spanning a variety of genres consists of a wealth of plays, novels, poetry collections, essays, children’s books and translations. While he is today one of the most widely performed playwrights in the world, he has also become increasingly recognized for his prose.

2023 Thriller Awards

On June 4th, during ThrillerFest XVIII, the International Thriller Writers (ITW) announced the winners of the 2023 Thriller Awards at the Sheraton Times Square in New York City.