10 Things I Did Right As a Debut Novelist

Column by Susan DeFreitas June 1, 2017
There were a whole lot of things I did wrong as a debut novelist. But there were also some things I really did right--and they made a difference in the long run.

The Case For and Against Bob Dylan's Nobel Win

Column by Peter Derk April 7, 2017
Does Dylan deserve the Nobel in Literature? Is the answer blowin' in the wind?
Bob Dylan Wins Nobel Prize...For Literature

Bob Dylan Wins Nobel Prize...For Literature

News by Peter Derk October 13, 2016
Things Have Changed? Or is it a Simple Twist of Fate? Bob Dylan wins Nobel for Literature.
Atwood Wins PEN Pinter Prize, Adds Netflix Series, Generally Killing It

Atwood Wins PEN Pinter Prize, Adds Netflix Series, Generally Killing It

News by Peter Derk June 21, 2016
Between the PEN Pinter Prize and the announcement of a new Netflix series based on her work, Atwood is where it's at.
'Space Raptor Butt Invasion' and the Other Hugo Award Finalists

'Space Raptor Butt Invasion' and the Other Hugo Award Finalists

News by Peter Derk April 27, 2016
Hugo Award finalists have been announced, and they include 'Fury Road', Neil Gaiman, and 'Space Raptor Butt Invasion.'
French Comics Festival Receives Bad Publicity for Poor Joke

French Comics Festival Receives Bad Publicity for Poor Joke

News by Raine Winters February 4, 2016
Aaand … cue the backlash!
Goodreads Announces 2015 Choice Award Winners

Goodreads Announces 2015 Choice Award Winners

News by Riki Cleveland December 2, 2015
'The Girl on the Train' and 'Go Set A Watchman' win big in the 2015 Goodreads Choice Awards.
Former Ghostwriter Wins Award Over Stephen King and J.K. Rowling

Former Ghostwriter Wins Award Over Stephen King and J.K. Rowling

News by Raine Winters
And the Crime Writers’ Association’s Gold Dagger Award goes to … :::drum roll please:::
Major Fall Book Awards Season is A Go

Major Fall Book Awards Season is A Go

News by Raine Winters
The Man Booker Prize and National Book Awards have announced both long and short lists for their respective awards.
Announcing the Restless Book Prize for New Immigrant Writing

Announcing the Restless Book Prize for New Immigrant Writing

News by Raine Winters
Submissions will focus on “American identity in a global age.”
Silly Women, Literary Awards Go To Men

Silly Women, Only Books About Men Win Major Awards

News by Peter Derk June 2, 2015
The prize gap—books by and about men win most of the literary awards.
Final Bram Stoker Ballot Includes 'Burnt Tongues'!

UPDATE: 'Burnt Tongues' Makes Final Ballot for Bram Stoker Awards!

News by Peter Derk February 25, 2015
'Burnt Tongues' is on the final ballot for the Bram Stoker Awards along with other family and friends. It also wins a This Is Horror Award!
Bad Sex Award Winner Announced

Bad Sex Award Winner Announced

News by Peter Derk December 5, 2014
'Literary Review' has announced their annual Bad Sex Award Winner. Take a breath. It's not you.
Head off & Split

Racism, Deodorant, and Marines: Typical National Book Awards News Roundup

News by Peter Derk
Racist-y Snicket, Le Guin's passion is a win, and Phil Klay takes home the biggie.
Eisner Award Winners Announced

Sex Criminals, Manga Masters, Hard-Boiled Crime and Sagas: Eisner Award Winners Announced

News by Peter Derk July 29, 2014
2014's Eisner Award winners have been announced.
Donna Tartt Wins Pulitzer Prize for 'The Goldfinch'

Donna Tartt Wins Pulitzer Prize for 'The Goldfinch'

News by Sean May
Donna Tartt's epic tale of art theft and loss has won the biggest prize in American literature. Nonfiction works by Alan Taylor, Megan Marshall and Dan Fagin were also awarded.
George Saunders Brings Home The Folio Prize

George Saunders Brings Home The Folio Prize

News by Peter Derk March 11, 2014
George Saunders' 'Tenth Of December' pulls another prize.
Voting for Goodreads Choice Awards Now Open

Voting for Goodreads Choice Awards Now Open

News by Dean Fetzer
It’s obviously that time of year again — time to go vote for your favorite books. And vote. And vote again.
France Bestows Legion of Honor on Philp Roth

France Bestows Legion of Honor on Philp Roth

News by Dean Fetzer
The Pulitzer-winning author (retired) was presented the award at the French Embassy in New York on Friday for his contribution to literature and his “long relationship with France”.
2013 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Finalists

2013 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Winners Announced

News by Dean Fetzer
Now in its sixth year, Amazon has released the category winners for their annual awards promoting unknown or unpublished authors.
 2013 Nebula Award Winners

And Now, the Winners of the 2013 Nebula Awards...

News by Christopher Shultz May 20, 2013
Some new and familiar faces took home the SFWA's top honors over the weekend. Let's find out who.
George Sanders - Handout

George Saunders, Hilary Mantel Appear on Time's 100 Most Influential People List

News by Christopher Shultz
After delighting readers and critics last year, both Mantel and Saunders now have this exclusive bragging right.
Square Books - Best Bookstore

Publisher's Weekly Names its Best Bookstore of 2013

News by Christopher Shultz
Now in it's 20th year, PW's annual award goes to a little shop frequented by a famous author.
Shortlist for Oddest Book Title of the Year Announced

Shortlist for Oddest Book Title of the Year Announced

News by Dean Fetzer
The Diagram Prize run by the Bookseller seeks to award the most unusual name for a book. This year's shortlist includes speculation on Hitler’s health as well as a pair of ‘How to…’ books.
Camilla Long's review of Rachel Cusk's 'Aftermath'

The Wait is Over: Hatchet Job of the Year Goes to Camilla Long’s Review of ‘Aftermath’

News by Dean Fetzer
The best worst review of 2012 has been awarded for Rachel Cusk’s memoir of her divorce described in the Sunday Times review as “bizarre” .