Literary awards

FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2016, file photo poet Louise Gluck stands next to President Barack Obama before being awarded with the 2015 National Humanities Medal during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington. The 2020 Nobel Prize for literature has been awarded to American poet Louise Gluck "for her unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal." The prize was announced Thursday Oct. 8, 2020, in Stockholm by Mats Malm, the permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
October 08, 2020 - 8:53 am
STOCKHOLM (AP) — American poet Louise Glück won the Nobel Prize in Literature on Thursday for her “candid and uncompromising” work, which looks unflinchingly and with biting humor at loss and trauma, especially in family life. She joins a handful of American poets who have received the prize, which...
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September 17, 2020 - 12:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Isabel Wilkerson's “Caste,” her acclaimed study of racism in the United States, is among 10 nominees on the National Book Award longlist for nonfiction. The poetry list features works by Natalie Diaz and Lillian-Yvonne Bertram, whose “Travesty Generator” features elegies to such...
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September 15, 2020 - 6:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Fiction writers Mari Christmas and Yalitza Ferreras and poets Elisa Gonzalez and Charleen McClure are among six winners of Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Awards, $30,000 prizes for emerging women authors. Other winners announced Tuesday were nonfiction writer Hannah Bae and fiction...
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September 14, 2020 - 11:36 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Fiction by Ocean Vuong and Yoko Ogawa, a prison memoir by Alfred Woodfox and a graphic memoir based on actor George Takei's childhood in a U.S. internment camp for Japanese Americans are the among the winners of the 41st annual American Book Awards. The awards were announced Monday...
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Police officers detain protesters during a rally in support of Maria Kolesnikova, a member of the Coordination Council created by the opposition to facilitate talks with Lukashenko on a transition of power, was detained Monday in the capital of Minsk with two other council members, in Minsk, Belarus, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020. A leading opposition activist in Belarus is being held on the border with Ukraine after she resisted attempts by authorities to deport her from the country as part of a clampdown on protests against authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko. (AP Photo)
September 09, 2020 - 2:48 am
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Belarusian authorities on Wednesday detained one of the last leading members of an opposition council who remained free, moving methodically to end a month of protests against authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko. Lawyer Maxim Znak, a member of the Coordination Council...
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August 05, 2020 - 11:46 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Shirley Ann Grau, a Pulitzer Prize-winning fiction writer whose stories and novels told of both the dark secrets and the beauty of the Deep South, has died. She was 91. Her daughter Nora McAlister said Wednesday that Grau died Monday in a memory care facility of complications...
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Author Ta-Nehisi Coates speaks during the Celebration of the Life of Toni Morrison, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, in New York. A stage production of Ta-Nehisi Coates' "Between the World and Me," his prize winning book about racism and police violence against Blacks, is being adapted by HBO for a special this fall. HBO announced Thursday that the program will feature readings from Coates' book and will be directed by Apollo Theater Executive Producer Kamila Forbes. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
July 23, 2020 - 10:39 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A stage production of Ta-Nehisi Coates' "Between the World and Me," his prize winning book about racism and police violence, is being adapted by HBO for a special this fall. HBO announced Thursday that the program will feature readings from “Between the World and Me” and will be...
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FILE - In this June 20, 2017, file photo, novelist Colson Whitehead speaks to fans after discussing his Pulitzer prize-winning book "The Underground Railroad" at the English-language bookstore Shakespeare and Company in Paris. Already this year's recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction and the Orwell Prize for political fiction, Whitehead is now being honored by the Library Congress. On Monday, July 13, the library announced that he had won the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras, File)
July 13, 2020 - 4:33 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Colson Whitehead keeps winning awards. Already this year's recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction and the Orwell Prize for political fiction, Whitehead is now being honored by the Library of Congress. On Monday, it announced that he had won the Library of Congress Prize for...
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This combination photo shows the cover of the Pulitzer Prize winning novel "The Nickel Boys," left, and a portrait of author Colson Whitehead. Whitehead became the first fiction writer to win Pulitzer Prizes for back to back novels. “The Nickel Boys,” his followup to “Underground Railroad,” won the Pulitzer in April and comes out in paperback this week. He also managed to finish a crime novel, with the working title “Harlem Shuffle,” that he began more than a year ago. (Doubleday, left, and Madeline Whitehead/Doubleday via AP)
June 30, 2020 - 5:48 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Even sheltering in place, Colson Whitehead has had an eventful year. Whitehead became the first fiction writer to win Pulitzers for back to back novels, “Underground Railroad” and “The Nickel Boys,” which won the Pulitzer in May and comes out in paperback this week. He also managed...
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June 23, 2020 - 8:04 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The author and educator Danielle Allen has received a $500,000 prize from the Library of Congress. Allen has won John W. Kluge Prize for Achievement in the Study of Humanity. Allen is a Harvard University professor whose initiatives include the Democratic Knowledge Project for...
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