Posted on 10/16/2018 at 09:11 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Voting in PBS’s Great American Read ends this coming Thursday, and The Guardian has made a gleeful observation about the...

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Posted on 09/25/2018 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Literature’s awards season continues with a newer (and lucrative) honor: the Kirkus Prizes. The finalists for the fifth annual award,...

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Posted on 09/20/2018 at 10:50 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The Man Booker Prize judges have revealed their shortlist for the 2018 fiction prize. The six remaining contenders are: Milkman,...

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Posted on 09/17/2018 at 10:09 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Novelist Haruki Murakami has taken himself out of the competition for the alternate Nobel Prize for Literature. The New Academy,...

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Posted on 08/30/2018 at 04:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The New Academy announced its shortlist for the 2018 literature prize that’s replacing the Nobel. Voters worldwide narrowed down a...

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Posted on 06/17/2018 at 04:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

One author is giving back to a nonprofit that makes an appearance in her new novel. A character in Rebecca...

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Posted on 06/14/2018 at 02:06 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

In honor of the 200th anniversary of Frankenstein, NPR is asking listeners to nominate up to five favorite scary tales...

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Posted on 06/06/2018 at 09:14 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Kamila Shamsie has won the Women’s Prize for Fiction, for her novel Homefire. Homefire reworks Sophocles’s Antigone to tell the...

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Posted on 06/01/2018 at 10:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Congratulations to Karthik Nemmani, who won the 2018 Scripps National Spelling Bee! The Texas eighth-grader correctly spelled “haecceitas,” then “koinonia,”...

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Posted on 05/28/2018 at 11:00 AM by Jeffrey Bruner

The Man Booker Prize has selected five finalists for a new award to recognize the best novel in the 50...

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