Literary awards

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 - 8:48 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 - 11:04 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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This cover image released by Riverhead Books shows "Deacon King Kong," a novel by James McBride. Oprah Winfrey has chosen McBride’s “Deacon King Kong” for her book club. McBride’s novel is set in a Brooklyn housing project in 1969. It pays tribute to community and to McBride's own childhood in a Brooklyn project. (Riverhead Books via AP)
June 16, 2020 - 8:46 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah Winfrey has chosen James McBride's “Deacon King Kong” for her book club. McBride's novel is set in a Brooklyn housing project in 1969 and centers on the shooting of a drug dealer by an aging and tipsy church deacon. But it also pays tribute to community and to McBride's own...
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This combination of photos released by Doubleday shows author Charles King, left, and the cover of "Gods of the Upper Air: How a Circle of Renegade Anthropologists Reinvented Race, Sex and Gender in the Twentieth Century." King's book has received a prominent Francis Parkman Prize, named for the 19th century historian and awarded for literary and scholarly achievement. (Miriam Lomaskin/Doubleday, left, and Doubleday via AP)
June 10, 2020 - 8:07 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Charles King's “Gods of the Upper Air,” a group biography on such groundbreaking anthropologists as Franz Boas, Margaret Mead and Zora Neale Hurston, has received a prominent history award. Frances Fitzgerald won the first-ever Tony Horwitz Prize, established after the celebrated...
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Six-year-old Muneefa Nazir, a Kashmiri girl whose right eye was hit by a marble ball shot allegedly by Indian Paramilitary soldiers on Aug. 12, stands outside her home in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Sept. 17, 2019. The image was part of a series of photographs by Associated Press photographers which won the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)
May 04, 2020 - 4:17 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the announcement of the 2020 Pulitzer Prizes (all times local): 4:15 p.m. The board of the Pulitzer Prizes issued a special citation Monday to Ida B. Wells, the trail-blazing African American investigative journalist. The Pulitzer board said the citation comes with a...
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This cover image released by Knopf shows "Lost Children Archive," a novel by Valeria Luiselli. The book tells the story of young immigrants separated from their families. Luiselli’s novel won the Rathbones Folio Prize for literature on Monday at a ceremony held online because of the coronavirus pandemic. (Knopf via AP)
March 24, 2020 - 11:39 am
LONDON (AP) — Mexican writer Valeria Luiselli’s novel “Lost Children Archive” won the Rathbones Folio Prize for literature on Monday at a ceremony held online because of the coronavirus pandemic. Luiselli beat finalists who included Zadie Smith’ and Ben Lerner to win the 30,000 pound ($35,000)...
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This combination photo shows the cover of "The British Are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777," left, and a portrait of author Rick Atkinson. Military historian Atkinson has won a $50,000 prize for his first of three planned volumes on the Revolutionary War. The New-York Historical Society announced Tuesday that Atkinson had received the Barbara and David Zalaznick Book Prize. (Holt, left, and Elliott O'Donovan via AP)
March 17, 2020 - 11:50 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Military historian Rick Atkinson has won a $50,000 prize for his first of three planned volumes on the Revolutionary War. The New-York Historical Society announced Tuesday that Atkinson had received the Barbara and David Zalaznick Book Prize for “The British Are Coming: The War for...
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March 09, 2020 - 9:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The National Book Critics Circle has postponed its annual awards reading and ceremony, both scheduled to take place in Manhattan later this week. The critics organization cited “the volatile nature of the current health crisis.” "We are all crushed. We did not make this decision...
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February 25, 2020 - 7:59 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Books on Silicon Valley, the criminal justice system and the 2015 massacre at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in South Carolina are among the finalists for the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize. The $10,000 award, announced Tuesday by the Columbia Journalism School and the...
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February 12, 2020 - 2:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — British playwright Tom Stoppard and the Canadian poet and fiction writer M. NourbeSe Philip are among those being honored next month by PEN America, the literary and human rights organization. PEN announced Wednesday that Stoppard will receive the $25,000 PEN/Mike Nichols Writing...
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