Posted on November 7, 2023 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
Some literary award are shrouded in complete secrecy.
Others provide the tiniest peek behind the curtain, such as by identifying the prize juries' identities.
So while Public Books didn't offer a name-and-title prediction for next week's National Book Awards, it did provide a nice historical overview of trends in winners based on the prize juries.
Much credit is owed, they say, to the Post45 Data Collective, which shared the "extensive work of Claire Grossman, Juliana Spahr, and Stephanie Young" covering winners and judges from nearly forty awards (worth $10,000 or more) between 1918 and 2020 this past spring.
Take a look at how the changing faces of National Book Award juries has affected the winners at Public Books.
On a related and yet unrelated topic: Jean-Baptiste Andrea was announced as the winner of the Prix Goncourt (France's most prestigious literary prize) for the 600-page novel Veiller Sur Elle (Watching Over Her).
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