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I know we used to have a thread where we talked non-Nobel lit prizes, but I can’t find it anymore. Anyway, yesterday the National Book Award winners were announced, and today the Booker Prize, so I thought I’d start a new thread.

Charles Wu’s Interior Chinatown won the National Book Award in fiction. The other shortlisted books were: Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart, The Secret Lives of Church Ladies by Deesha Philyaw, A Children’s Bible by Lydia Millet, and Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam.

The National Book Award Translated Literature Prize went to Tokyo Ueno Station (Japanese) by Miri Yu. The other shortlisted books were: High as the Waters Rise (German) by Anja Kampmann, The Family Clause (Swedish) by Jonas Hassen Khemiri, The Bitch (Spanish) by Pilar Quintana, and Minor Detail (Arabic) by Adania Shibli.

Douglas Stuart’s Shuggie Bain may have missed out on the National Book Award, but it took home the bigger prize in winning the Booker. The rest of the shortlist was: Burnt Sugar by Avni Doshi, The New Wilderness by Diane Cook, This Mournable Body by Tsitsi Dangarembga, Real Life by Brandon Taylor, and The Shadow King by Maaza Mengiste.

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Some other big prizes from earlier this year:

Booker International - Winner: The Discomfort of Evening (Dutch) by Marieke Lucas Rijneveld. Shortlist: The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree (Farsi) by Shokoofeh Azar, Hurricane Season (Spanish) by Fernanda Melchor, The Adventures of China Iron (Spanish) by Gabriela Cabezón Cámara, Tyll (German) by Daniel Kehlmann, and The Memory Police (Japanese) by Yoko Ogawa.

International Dublin Literary Award - Winner: Milkman (English) by Anna Burns. This also won the 2018 Booker Prize, and is, in my opinion, the best book of at least the last decade. Shortlist: The Silence of Girls (English) by Pat Barker, Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead (Polish) by Olga Tokarczuk, An American Marriage (English) by Tayari Jones, Disoriental (French) by Negar Djavadi, Washington Black (English) by Esi Edugyan, History of Violence (French) by Édouard Louis, The Friend (English) by Sigrid Nunez, There There (English) By Tommy Orange, and All the Lives We Never Lived  (English) by Anuradha Roy.

National Book Critics Circle Award - Winner: Everything Inside by Edwidge Danticat. Shortlist: Feast Your Eyes by Myla Goldberg, The Topeka School by Ben Lerner, The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead, and Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli.

PEN/Faulkner Award - Winner: Sea Monsters by Chloe Aridjis. Shortlist: Where Reason Ends by Yiyun Li, The Night Swimmers by Peter Rock, On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong, and We Cast a Shadow by Maurice Carlos Ruffin.

Pulitzer Prize - Winner: The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead. Shortlist: The Topeka School by Ben Lerner and The Dutch House by Ann Patchett.

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James Tait Black Memorial Prize - Winner: Ducks, Newburyport by Lucy Ellman. Shortlist: Travellers by Helen Habila, Sudden Traveller by Sarah Hall, and Girl by Edna O’Brien.

Giller Prize - Winner: How to Pronounce Knife by Souvankham Thammavongsa. Shortlist: Ridgerunner by Gil Adamson, Here the Dark by David Bergen, Polar Vortex by Shani Mootoo, The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel.

Women’s Prize for Fiction (previously Orange Prize and Bailey’s Prize) - Winner: Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell. Shortlist: Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo, Dominicana by Angie Cruz, Weather by Jenny Offill, The Mirror and the Light by Hillary Mantel, and A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes.

Women’s Prize for Fiction 25th Anniversary “Winner of Winners” - Winner: Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Shortlist: All previous winners.

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The Costa (formerly Whitbread) Book Awards were announced today:

Novel Award:

Winner - The Mermaid of Black Conch by Monique Roffey

Shortlist - Piranesi by Susanna Clarke; Peace Talks by Tim Finch; and The Less Dead by Denise Mina

First Novel Award:

Winner - Love After Love by Ingrid Persaud

Shortlist - Big Girl, Small Town by Michelle Gallen; The Family Tree by Sairish Hussain; and All the Water in the World by Karen Raney

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National Book Critics Circle Award fiction shortlist:

Inside Story by Martin Amis

If I Had Two Wings by Randall Kenan

Hamnet by Maggie O’Ferrell

How to Pronounce Knife by Souvankham Thammavongsa 

Memorial by Bryan Washington 

Winner announced March 25

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Also, Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction shortlist:

A Burning By Megha Majumdar 

Deacon King Kong by James McBride 

Homeland Elegies by Ayad Akhtar 

Winner announced Feb. 4

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The long list for the Dublin literary award, (previously impac) were announced today. Longlist Can’t say I have read many but I’ll try. I do like that it’s international libraries that nominate to the long list. 

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On 1/31/2021 at 1:31 PM, Myshkin said:

Also, Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction shortlist:

A Burning By Megha Majumdar 

Deacon King Kong by James McBride 

Homeland Elegies by Ayad Akhtar 

Winner announced Feb. 4

A little late on this, but the winner was Deacon King Kong.

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On 2/4/2021 at 4:06 PM, Deedles said:

The long list for the Dublin literary award, (previously impac) were announced today. Longlist Can’t say I have read many but I’ll try. I do like that it’s international libraries that nominate to the long list. 

The Dublin Literary Award shortlist has been announced:

Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo 

Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli 

Apeirogon by Colum McCann

Hurricane Season by Fernanda Melchor

On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong

The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead

While I really like this award, it has never done a very good job of showcasing books in translation; 16 of the 25 winners have been English language novels. And this year is no different, with 5 of the 6 shortlisted works having been originally written in English. 

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On 1/31/2021 at 1:23 PM, Trishkin said:

National Book Critics Circle Award fiction shortlist:

Inside Story by Martin Amis

If I Had Two Wings by Randall Kenan

Hamnet by Maggie O’Ferrell

How to Pronounce Knife by Souvankham Thammavongsa 

Memorial by Bryan Washington 

Winner announced March 25

And the winner is Maggie O’Ferrell’s Hamnet.

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Booker International Longlist:

The War of the Poor by Eric Vuillard (France)

Wretchedness by Andzrej Tichy (Sweden)

In Memory of Memory by Maria Stepanova (Russia)

Minor Detail by Adania Shibli (Palestine)

An Inventory of Losses by Judith Schalansky (Germany)

Summer Brother by Jaap Robben (The Netherlands)

The Employees by Olga Ravn (Denmark)

The Perfect Nine: The Epic of Gikuyu and Mumbi by Ngugi wa Thiong’o (Kenya)

When We Cease to Understand the World by Benjamin Labatut (Chile)

The Dangers of Smoking in Bed by Mariana Enriquez (Argentina)

The Pear Field by Nana Ekvtimishvili (Georgia)

At Night All Blood is Black by David Diop (Senegal)

I Live in the Slums by Can Xue (China)

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After checking with Trishkin, I am posting the nominees for three big USA awards in the mystery genre.

First, the Edgars, presented by the Mystery Writers of America

2021 Best Novel Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line Deepa Anappara Penguin Random House - Random House  
2021 Best Novel Before She Was Helen Caroline B. Cooney Poisoned Pen Press  
2021 Best Novel Thursday Murder Club Richard Osman Penguin Random House - Pamela Dorman Books  
2021 Best Novel These Women Ivy Pochoda HarperCollins Publishers - Ecco  
2021 Best Novel The Missing American Kwei Quartey Soho Press - Soho Crime  
2021 Best Novel The Distant Dead Heather Young HarperCollins Publishers - William Morrow  
2021 Best First Novel Murder in Old Bombay Nev March Minotaur Books  
2021 Best First Novel Please See Us Caitlin Mullen Simon & Schuster - Gallery Books  
2021 Best First Novel Catherine House Elisabeth Thomas HarperCollins Publishers - Willliam Morrow  
2021 Best First Novel Winter Counts David Heska Wanbli Weiden HarperCollins Publishers - Ecco  
2021 Best First Novel Darling Rose Gold Stephanie Wrobel Penguin Random House - Berkley  
2021 Best Paperback Original When No One is Watching Alyssa Cole HarperCollins Publishers - William Morrow  
2021 Best Paperback Original The Deep, Deep Snow Brian Freeman Blackstone Publishing  
2021 Best Paperback Original Unspeakable Things Jess Lourey Amazon Publishing - Thomas & Mercer  
2021 Best Paperback Original The Keeper Jessica Moor Penguin Random House - Penguin Books  
2021 Best Paperback Original East of Hounslow Khurrum Rahman Penguin Random House - Penguin Books  
2021 Best Fact Crime Blood Runs Coal: The Yablonski Murders and the Battle for the United Mine Workers of America Mark A. Bradley W.W. Norton & Company  
2021 Best Fact Crime The Third Rainbow Girl: The Long Life of a Double Murder in Appalachia Emma Copley Eisenberg Hachette Book Group - Hachette Books  
2021 Best Fact Crime Death in Mud Lick: A Coal Country Fight Against the Drug Companies that Delivered the Opioid Epidemic Eric Eyre Simon & Schuster - Scribner  
2021 Best Fact Crime Yellow Bird: Oil, Murder, and a Woman's Search for Justice in Indian Country Sierra Crane Murdoch Penguin Random House - Random House  
2021 Best Fact Crime Veritas: A Harvard Professor, a Con Man, and the Gospel of Jesus's Wife Ariel Sabar Penguin Random House - Doubleday  
2021 Best Critical/Biographical Howdunit: A Masterclass in Crime Writing by Members of the Detection Club Martin Edwards HarperCollins Publishers - Harper360/Collins Crime Club  
2021 Best Critical/Biographical Phantom Lady: Hollywood Producer Joan Harrison, the Forgotten Woman Behind Hitchcock Christina Lane Chicago Review Press  
2021 Best Critical/Biographical Ian Rankin: A Companion to the Mystery Fiction Erin E. MacDonald McFarland  
2021 Best Critical/Biographical Guilt Rules All: Irish Mystery, Detective, and Crime Fiction Elizabeth Mannion & Brian Cliff Syracuse University Press

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The Anthony Awards, given by the World Mystery Convention, have not announced latest nominees yet, but here are the nominees and winners for last year:

BEST NOVEL
Your House Will Pay, by Steph Cha
They All Fall Down, by Rachel Howzell Hall
Lady in the Lake, by Laura Lippman
The Murder List, by Hank Phillippi Ryan
Miami Midnight, by Alex Segura


BEST FIRST NOVEL
The Ninja Daughter, by Tori Eldridge
Miracle Creek, by Angie Kim
One Night Gone, by Tara Laskowski
Three-Fifths, by John Vercher
American Spy, by Lauren Wilkinson


BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL
The Unrepentant, by E.A. Aymar
Murder Knocks Twice, by Susanna Calkins
The Pearl Dagger, by L.A. Chandlar
Scot & Soda, by Catriona McPherson
The Alchemist’s Illusion, by Gigi Pandian
Drowned Under, by Wendall Thomas
The Naming Game, by Gabriel Valjan


BEST CRITICAL NON-FICTION WORK
Hitchcock and the Censors, by John Billheimer
The Hooded Gunman: An Illustrated History of the Collins Crime Club, by John Curran
The Mutual Admiration Society: How Dorothy L. Sayers and her Oxford Circle Remade the World for Women, by Mo Moulton

The Trail of Lizzie Borden: A True Story, by Cara Robertson
The Five: The Untold Stories of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper, by Hallie Rubenhold

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And nominees for the 2020 Agatha Awards, to be presented in July at the Malice Domestic conference. These are the mystery awards most like to include "cozy" genre books:

Best Contemporary Novel

Gift of the Magpie by Donna Andrews (Minotaur)
Murder in the Bayou Boneyard by Ellen Byron (Crooked Lane Books)
From Beer to Eternity by Sherry Harris (Kensington)
All the Devils are Here by Louise Penny (Minotaur)
The Lucky One by Lori Rader-Day (William Morrow)
 

Best Historical Novel

The Last Mrs. Summers by Rhys Bowen (Berkeley)
The Fate of a Flapper by Susanna Calkins (Griffin)
A Lady's Guide to Mischief and Murder by Dianne Freeman (Kensington)
Taken Too Soon by Edith Maxwell (Beyond the Page Publishing)
The Turning Tide by Catriona McPherson (Quercus)
 

Best First Novel

A Spell for Trouble by Esme Addison (Crooked Lane Books)
Winter Witness by Tina deBellegarde (Level Best Books)
Derailed by Mary Keliikoa (Epicenter Press, Inc.)
Murder at the Mena House by Erica Ruth Neubauer (Kensington)
Murder Most Sweet by Laura Jensen Walker (Crooked Lane Books)
 

Best Short Story

"Dear Emily Etiquette" by Barb Goffman (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Sep/Oct)
"The Red Herrings at Killington Inn" by Shawn Reilly Simmons Masthead: Best New England Crime Stories (Level Best Books)
"The Boy Detective & The Summer of ‘74" by Art Taylor (Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine Jan/Feb)
"Elysian Fields" by Gabriel Valjan California Schemin’: The 2020 Bouchercon Anthology (Wildside Press)
"The 25 Year Engagement" by James Ziskin In League with Sherlock Holmes: Stories Inspired by the Sherlock Holmes Canon (Pegasus Crime)
 

Best Non-Fiction

Sometimes You Have to Lie: The Life and Times of Louise Fitzhugh, Renegade Author of Harriet the Spy by Leslie Brody (Seal Press)
American Sherlock: Murder, Forensics, and the Birth of American CSI by Kate Winkler Dawson (G. P. Putnam)
Howdunit: A Masterclass in Crime Writing by Members of the Detection Club by Martin Edwards (Collins Crime Club)
Phantom Lady: Hollywood Producer Joan Harrison, the Forgotten Woman Behind Hitchcock by Christina Lane (Chicago Review Press)
H. R. F. Keating: A Life of Crime by Sheila Mitchell (Level Best Books)
 

Best Children's/YA Mystery

Midnight at the Barclay Hotel by Fleur Bradley (Viking Books for Young Readers)
Premeditated Myrtle by Elizabeth C. Bunce (Algonquin Young Readers)
Saltwater Secrets by Cindy Callaghan (Aladdin)
From the Desk of Zoe Washington by Janae Marks (Katherine Teagen Books)
Holly Hernandez and the Death of Disco by Richard Narvaez (Piñata Books)
 

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Here are last year's Thriller Awards, given by the International Thriller Writers. Nominees for this year's award will be announced some time in April:

BEST HARDCOVER NOVEL

David Baldacci — ONE GOOD DEED (Grand Central Publishing)
Joe Clifford — RAG AND BONE (Oceanview Publishing)
Rachel Howzell Hall — THEY ALL FALL DOWN (Forge Books)
WINNER: Adrian McKinty — THE CHAIN (Mulholland Books)
Denise Mina — CONVICTION (Mulholland Books)

BEST FIRST NOVEL

Samantha Downing — MY LOVELY WIFE (Berkley)
WINNER: Angie Kim — MIRACLE CREEK (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
John McMahon — THE GOOD DETECTIVE (G.P. Putnam’s Son)
Alex Michaelides — THE SILENT PATIENT (Celadon Books)
Lauren Wilkinson — AMERICAN SPY (Random House)

BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL NOVEL

Max Allan Collins — GIRL MOST LIKELY (Thomas & Mercer)
Alison Gaylin — NEVER LOOK BACK (William Morrow Paperbacks)
Alastair Luft — JIHADI BRIDE (Black Rose Writing)
WINNER: Dervla McTiernan — THE SCHOLAR (Penguin Books)
Lisa Sandlin — THE BIRD BOYS (Cinco Puntos Press)
Kate White — SUCH A PERFECT WIFE (Harper Paperbacks)

BEST SHORT STORY

Michael Cowgill — “Call Me Chuckles” (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine)
WINNER: Tara Laskowski — “The Long-Term Tenant” (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine)
Lia Matera — “Snow Job” (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine)
Twist Phelan — “Fathers-in-Law” (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine)

BEST YOUNG ADULT NOVEL

Jen Conley — SEVEN WAYS TO GET RID OF HARRY (Down & Out Books)
Naomi Kritzer — CATFISHING ON CATNET (Tor Teen)
Natalie Lund — WE SPEAK IN STORMS (Philomel Books/Penguin Young Readers)
Randy Ribay — PATRON SAINTS OF NOTHING (Kokila/Penguin Young Readers)
WINNER: Tom Ryan — KEEP THIS TO YOURSELF (Albert Whitman & Company)

BEST E-BOOK ORIGINAL NOVEL

Brett Battles — NIGHT MAN (Brett Battles)
Sean Black — THE DEEP ABIDING (Sean Black)
Brian Shea — MURDER BOARD (Severn River Publishing)
LynDee Walker — LEAVE NO STONE (Severn River Publishing)
WINNER: Kerry Wilkinson — CLOSE TO YOU (Bookouture)

 

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The Story Prize, which awards $20,000 to the author of the best collection of short stories by a single author, only has three nominees each year, plus giving out an additional "spotlight award" for first time authors or exceptionally unusual works.

The latest winner:

The Secret Lives of Church Ladies by Deesha Philyaw

The other two nominees:

Likes by Sarah Shun-lien Bynum

The Office of Historical Corrections by Danielle Evans

 

The latest "Spotlight" award:

Inheritors by Asako Serizawa

 

http://thestoryprize.org/202021

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There are separate threads here for the major science fiction and fantasy awards. But readers of this thread should know that Locus maintains a master list of all science fiction and fantasy awards:

http://www.sfadb.com/

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1 hour ago, Ormond said:

After checking with Trishkin, I am posting the nominees for three big USA awards in the mystery genre.

First, the Edgars, presented by the Mystery Writers of America

2021 Best Novel Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line Deepa Anappara Penguin Random House - Random House  
           

I’ve really been looking forward to Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line, but then I’m a sucker for Indian lit.

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Booker International Shortlist:

At Night All Blood is Black by David Diop (Senegal)

The Dangers of Smoking in Bed by Marianna Enriquez (Argentina)

The Employees by Olga Ravn (Denmark)

In Memory of Memory by Maria Stepanova (Russia)

The War of the Poor by Eric Vuillard (France)

Winner announced June 2nd.

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Women’s (formerly Orange, formerly Bailey’s) Prize for Fiction shortlist:

The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

Piranesi by Susanna Clarke

Unsettled Ground by Claire Fuller

Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi 

How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House by Cherie Jones

No One is Talking About This by Patricia Lockwood

The winner will be announced July 7th Sept 8th

ETA: It should also be noted that Detransition, Baby by Torrey Peters did not make the shortlist. Peters is a trans woman, and her inclusion on the longlist pissed off a bunch of TERF assholes.

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