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The Hugos, Sad Puppies and the Fallacy of the Apolitical

Smarter and more informed people than myself have written about the absolute embarrassment that is this year’s Hugo Awards shortlist, a noted contrast from...

The Best & Worst of the Bad Sex Awards

There are few literary awards that authors are less excited or grateful to be nominated for than the annual Bad Sex Awards, the Literary...

Richard Flanagan Wins 2014 Man Booker Prize

If, like me, you watched the Man Booker Prize winner's announcement on BBC News tonight, I wouldn't blame you if you entirely missed the...

Man Booker Prize Shortlist Announced

Despite the fears of many that opening up the Man Booker Prize to non-Commonwealth based writers would lead to domination by the Americans, the...

2014 Man Booker Prize Longlist Revealed

A year after Eleanor Catton's The Luminaries took the prize from a majority female shortlist, the Man Booker Prize committee have unveiled this year's longlist,...

Eimear McBride wins Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction

In a surprise move, the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction was awarded to Irish author Eimer McBride's debut novel, A Girl Is a Half Formed...

Donna Tartt’s “The Goldfinch” wins the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

Well, I was wrong on every count. In my earlier predictions post, I hadn't even considered Donna Tartt's best-selling epic as a contender for the...

Baileys Women’s Prize Shortlist Announced

Narrowing down a longlist of twenty books to a mere six is no meant feat, but the judges of this year's Baileys Women's Prize...

You Just Got Pulitzered! Predictions for the 2014 Fiction Winner.

The Pulitzer Prize remains the big daddy of American writing prizes. While the $10,000 prize may not be the biggest in the field, the...

The Folio Prize – Who Is It For?

Last week, American short story author George Saunders won the inaugural Folio Prize, a literary award established by those in the books industry who...