It’s the first long weekend of the year! What are you planning to read? Here are some book recommendations for you to relax with at the cottage, home or en route to your destination!
Congratulations to Denise Mina! GODS AND BEASTS is longlisted for the 2013 Theakstons Old Perculier Crime Novel of the Year Award!
Crime writing’s most wanted accolade, the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award returns to highlight the cream of the crop of crime novels published by British and Irish authors over the last year. The winning author receives a cash prize of £3,000 and a handmade, engraved beer barrel provided by Theakstons Old Peculier.
The names of the six shortlisted titles will be announced on Monday 1 July 2013 and readers will be able to help decide which of the six short-listed authors will take home the most coveted title in crime fiction, by voting online at www.theakstons.co.uk . The result of the online vote will be counted alongside the votes of the expert judging panel in order to determine the 2013 winner. Forming the 2013 judging panel are 2013 Festival Programming Chair Val McDermid, WHSmith’s Head of Fiction David Swillman and executive director of title sponsor T&R Theakston Simon Theakston.
Denise Mina won this award last year with her ninth book THE END OF THE WASP SEASON.
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Congratulations to Dennis Lehane! LIVE BY NIGHT has won The Edgar Awards 2013 for Best Novel.
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Congratulations to Francesca Segal! THE INNOCENTS has won the 2013 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature.
The Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature distinguishes the important role of emerging writers in examining the Jewish experience. The annual award recognizes the unique role of contemporary writers in the transmission and examination of the Jewish experience. It is intended to encourage and promote outstanding writing of Jewish interest.
Each year, the prize of $100,000 aims to reward an emerging writer whose work has demonstrated a fresh vision and evidence of further growth. Established in 2006, the Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature is the largest monetary award of its kind given to writers of exceptional talent and promise in their career.
The award ceremony will be held on May 30 in New York City.
THE INNOCENTS was also the winner of the 2012 Costa First Novel Award and the 2012 National Jewish Book Award for Fiction.f
Congratulations to Richard Ford! CANADA is a finalist for the 2013 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction!
The Andrew Carnegie Medals for excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction were established in 2012 to recognize the best fiction and nonfiction books for adult readers published in the U.S. the previous year.
A shortlist of three titles was chosen for each category by seven-member selection committee of library professionals. The winners (one for fiction, one for nonfiction) will be announced at the ALA Annual Conference in June; winning authors receive a $5,000 cash award, and the two finalists in each category receive $1,500.
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Congratulations to Alice Kuipers’ 40 THINGS I WANT TO TELL YOU! It has won the Saskatchewan Book Award in the YA category.
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Congratulations to David Bergen! AGE OF HOPE has won the Carol Shields Winnipeg Book Award and the Margaret Laurence Award for Fiction!
Established in 1988, the Manitoba Book Awards celebrate Manitoba writers and books. There were 13 diverse award categories this year, and each category was judged by a jury of 3 writing and/or publishing professionals. The awards were presented at the Manitoba Book Awards gala this past Sunday.
The Carol Shields Winnipeg Book Award honours books that evoke the special character of and contribute to the appreciation and understanding of the City of Winnipeg. The winner receives $5000.
The Margaret Laurence Award for Fiction is awarded to a Manitoba writer whose book is judged the best book of adult fiction published in 2012. The winner receives $3500.
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This prestigious international short story award in the memory of Frank O’Connor is the single biggest prize in the world for a collection of short stories. A shortlist of up to six books will be selected in late May and the winner will be publicly announced next July. The award will be presented at the culmination of the Cork International Short Story Festival in September.
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