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European Union Literature Prize Winners Announced

The latest winners of the European Prizes for Literature, each worth €5,000, were announced at London Book Fair yesterday.

The winners are:

  • Carolina Schutti (Austria);
  • Luka Bekavac (Croatia);
  • Gaëlle Josse (France);
  • Edina Szvoren (Hungary);
  • Donal Ryan (Ireland);
  • Lorenzo Amurri (Italy);
  • Undine Radzeviciute (Lithuania);
  • Ida Hegazi Høyer (Norway);
  • Magdalena Parys (Poland);
  • David Machado (Portugal);
  • Svetlana Žuchová (Slovakia);
  • Sara Stridsberg (Sweden).

Tibor Navracsics, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, said: “This is the only book award dedicated to the best up-and-coming authors from all over Europe, regardless of their country of origin or language. With this prize and our continued support for translations of literary works, we are helping literature cross borders and enabling readers to enjoy the wealth of writing talent we have. This is crucial: literature opens the mind, allowing us to come closer together and understand each other better, which is now more vital than ever.”

via Publishers Weekly (London Book Fair coverage)

National Book Critics Circle Announces Award Winners for Publishing Year 2014

Here are the NBCC Award winners for (publishing year) 2014:

Autobiography
Roz ChastCan’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? (Bloomsbury)

Biography
John LahrTennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh (W.W. Norton & Co.)

Criticism
Ellen WillisThe Essential Ellen Willis, edited by Nona Willis Aronowitz (University of Minnesota Press)

Fiction 
Marilynne RobinsonLila (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

Nonfiction
David Brion DavisThe Problem of Slavery in the Age of Emancipation (Alfred A. Knopf)

Poetry
Claudia RankineCitizen: An American Lyric (Graywolf Press)

National Book Critics Circle: National Book Critics Circle Announces Award Winners for Publishing Year 2014 – Critical Mass Blog.

2015 PEN/Faulkner Award Finalists

Judges Alexander Chee, Marc Fitten, and Deirdre McNamer have announced their list of finalists for the 2015 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. The winner will be announced on April 7th, and the 35th Annual PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction Ceremony & Dinner will be held on Saturday, May 2nd, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at the Folger Shakespeare Library.

2015 Finalists:

  • Jeffery Renard Allen, author of Song of the Shank (Graywolf Press)
  • Jennifer Clement, author of Prayers for the Stolen (Hogarth)
  • Atticus Lish, author of Preparation for the Next Life (Tyrant Books)
  • Emily St. John Mandel, author of Station Eleven (Alfred A. Knopf)
  • Jenny Offill, author of Dept. of Speculation (Alfred A. Knopf)

Congratulations 2015 PEN/Faulkner Award Finalists! | PEN / Faulkner Foundation.

Laura Poitras and Amy Goodman to Receive I.F. Stone Medal for Journalistic Independence

Filmmaker Laura Poitras is winner of the 2014 I.F. Stone Medal for Journalistic Independence, awarded each year by the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard.

Amy Goodman, host and executive producer of “Democracy Now!,” also has been selected to receive a special I.F. Stone lifetime achievement award.

The two journalists will be honored at a ceremony at Harvard University on February 5, 2015.

via Laura Poitras and Amy Goodman to Receive I.F. Stone Medal for Journalistic Independence – Nieman Foundation.

ALA Council approves new Lemony Snicket Prize for Noble Librarians Faced with Adversity

 

Do you know any “Noble Librarians Faced with Adversity?”

If so, please nominate them for the new Lemony Snicket Prize for Noble Librarians Faced with Adversity, handed out by the American Library Association:

Th[is] award, which ALA intends to present at its Annual Conference, recognizes a librarian who “has faced adversity with integrity and dignity intact.” It will be given annually to a deserving librarian…

via ALA Council approves new Lemony Snicket Prize for Noble Librarians Faced with Adversity | News & Press Center.