Articles tagged "award"

NBCC 2019 Finalists

The National Book Critics Circle has released their finalists for the outstanding books of 2019, and Macmillan has five titles on the list!

Criticism

ESSAYS ONE by Lydia Davis

Fiction

THE TOPEKA SCHOOL by Ben Lerner

Nonfiction

OUT OF THE SHADOWS: Reimagining Gay Men’s Lives by Walt Odets
NO VISIBLE BRUISES: What We Don’t Know About Domestic Violence Can Kill Us by Rachel Louise Snyder

Poetry

DEAF REPUBLIC: Poems by Ilya Kaminsky

Winners will be announced March 12, 2020.

2020 PEN America Literary Award Longlist

Congrats to Macmillan’s PEN America Literary Award longlisters!

PEN/Hemingway Award for Debut Novel

STAY AND FIGHT by Madeline ffitch

PEN Open Book Award

MY TIME AMONG THE WHITES: Notes from an Unfinished Education by Jennine Capó Crucet
BE RECORDER: Poems by Carmen Giménez Smith

PEN/Diamondstein-Spielvodel Award for the Art of the Essay

ESSAYS ONE by Lydia Davis
THE COLLECTED SCHIZOPHRENIAS: Essays by Esmé Weijun Wang

PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award

LOSING EARTH: A Recent History by Nathaniel Rich

2018 Bram Stoker Awards Final Ballot

The Horror Writers Association has announced the final ballot for the 2018 Bram Stoker Awards, and Macmillan has two titles in the running!

Superior Achievement in a Novel
GLIMPSE by Jonathan Maberry

Superior Achievement in a First Novel
BABY TEETH by Zoje Stage

Winners will be announced May 11, 2019.

2018 Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalists

The Los Angeles Times announced the finalists for their 2018 Book Prize, and Macmillan has 7 titles in the running!

Graphic Novels/Comics
SHIT IS REAL by Aisha Franz
THE STRANGE by Jérôme Ruillier

History
THE BROWNS OF CALIFORNIA: The Family Dynasty that Transformed a State and Shaped a Nation by Miriam Pawel

Poetry
WILD IS THE WIND: Poems by Carl Phillips
STILL LIFE WITH TWO DEAD PEACOCKS AND A GIRL: Poems by Diane Seuss

Science and Technology
AMITY AND PROSPERITY: One Family and the Fracturing of America by Eliza Griswold
NINE PINTS: A Journey Through the Money, Medicine, and Mysteries of Blood by Rose George

International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 2014 nominees

We're pleased to announce that Macmillan has 17 books longlisted for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, which honors works of fiction with high literary merit. Nominees include:

BRING UP THE BODIES by Hilary Mantel

THE DREAM OF THE CELT by Mario Vargas Llosa

THE FORRESTS by Emily Perkins

HHhH by Laurent Binet

THE HOUSE I LOVED by Tatiana de Rosnay

THE HUNGER ANGEL by Herta Müller

IGNORANCE by Michèle Roberts

JACK HOLMES AND HIS FRIEND by Edmund White

A LADY CYCLIST’S GUIDE TO KASHGAR by Suzanne Joinson

THE LIGHT OF AMSTERDAM by David Park

MEMOIRS OF AN IMAGINARY FRIEND by Matthew Dicks

MR. PENUMBRA’S 24-HOUR BOOKSTORE by Robin Sloan

MY STRUGGLE: Book 1 by Karl Ove Knausgaard

PAINTER OF SILENCE by Georgina Harding

A POSSIBLE LIFE by Sebastian Faulks

THE TELEPORTATION ACCIDENT by Ned Beauman

TRAVELER OF THE CENTURY by Andrés Neuman

View the full list of nominees here.  

The shortlist will be announced on April 9, 2014 and the Lord Mayor of Dublin will announce the winner on June, 12 2014. Congratulations!

2013 PEN Literary Award Winners

Major congratulations go out to all of the 2013 PEN Literary Award winners and runners-up! We're delighted to see the following two titles honored.

PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sports Writing: 

LIKE ANY NORMAL DAY: A Story of Devotion by Mark Kram, Jr.

PEN Open Book Award (co-winner):

THE GREY ALBUM: On the Blackness of Blackness by Kevin Young

PEN President Peter Godwin on this year's awards:

"Every year PEN’s literary awards recognize the brightest lights in literary fiction and nonfiction and honor the sustained careers of writers who are distinguished in their fields, raising awareness for a diverse array of outstanding books. These awards represent the best of PEN’s work in defense of free expression throughout the world—fighting censorship, promoting translations into English, and honoring both the new and well-known authors who make up the core of PEN as an organization. Their voices amplify our advocacy work. We owe a special thanks to our dedicated judges who demonstrate their critical acumen and discerning tastes in choosing such accomplished work each year from an ever-growing number of submissions. We are proud to honor the writers they have selected in this way." (via the press release

See the full list of 2013 winners and runners-up here!

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Women’s Prize for Fiction Longlist 2013

The Women's Prize for Fiction (previously the Orange Prize) has announced this year's exceptionally talented longlist of female novelists.

We're honored to publish or distribute five of twenty titles featured on their excellent list:

Women's Prize logoBRING UP THE BODIES by Hilary Mantel

HOW SHOULD A PERSON BE? by Sheila Heti

THE MARLOWE PAPERS by Ros Barber

THE FORRESTS by Emily Perkins

IGNORANCE by Michèle Roberts

See the full Women's Prize for Fiction longlist here.

The shortlist will be posted on April 16th and the winner will be announced on June 5th. readmoreremove

THREATS Longlisted for the 2012 Dylan Thomas Prize!

"CURL UP ON MY LAP. LET ME BRUSH YOUR HAIR WITH MY FINGERS. I AM SINGING YOU A LULLABY. I AM TESTING FOR STRUCTURAL WEAKNESS IN YOUR SKULL."

That's just one threat from Amelia Gray's haunting debut novel, THREATS, which has been longlisted for the 2012 Dylan Thomas Prize

fsg According to their website the Dylan Thomas Prize is "an international literary award aimed at encouraging raw creative talent worldwide. Established in response to the enormous international phenomenon of new writing by young authors, the Prize recognises the obvious ambitions of those writers as reflected in the marked popularity of creative writing classes."

See the press release and full longlist here

Congratulations, Amelia! The shortlist will be announced in September; we'll have our fingers crossed until then.

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Awards for Half-Blood Blues!

Esi Edugyan’s HALF-BLOOD BLUES has won the 2012 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award which recognizes books that have made important contributions to our understanding of racism and our appreciation of the rich diversity of human cultures! Esi will accept the award at a ceremony in Cleveland, OH, on September 13th.

And HALF-BLOOD BLUES has also been shortlisted for The Orange Prize for Fiction which celebrates and promotes fiction by women throughout the world! The awards ceremony will be in London on May 30th, 2012. We have our fingers crossed!

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A Letter to You from Eleanor Kuhns

Today we're sharing with you an introduction letter from the 2011 Minotaur/Mystery Writer of America Best First Novel-winning author and librarian, Eleanor Kuhns. Instead of us telling you about her life as a librarian/author and the details of her thrilling new historical mystery, A SIMPLE MURDER, we figured we should leave that up to the expert—her! Without further ado...

Dear Librarians,

Winning the 2011 Minotaur/Mystery Writer of America Best First Novel contest is the culmination of my lifetime dream of becoming a published writer. I wrote my first story when I was ten and by then I was already an avid reader. I wanted then, and still strive, to recreate with my fiction that shock of discovery, that almost life-changing experience of reading a good story. I have never lost that passion for compelling the same response in a reader that I felt as a child. 

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