News - Literary Awards

News - Literary Awards

November 20, 2020

THE PRETTIEST STAR by Carter Sickels is a finalist for the 2021 Southern Book Prize. The shortlist features bookseller favorites from 2020 that are Southern in nature—either about the South or by a Southern writer. Additionally, O Magazine has named the book as one of their 2020 Best LGBTQ Books of the Year, after featuring it earlier this year on a list of LGBTQ Books That Will Change the Literary Landscape in 2020. Hub City Press published the book May 19, 2020.

November 9, 2020

Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn’s TIGHTROPE has been nominated for Best Nonfiction in the opening round of this year’s Goodreads Choice Awards. Knopf published the book on January 14, 2020.

October 30, 2020

WINE GIRL by Victoria James has been nominated in the opening round of the Goodreads Choice Awards in the Food & Cookbooks category. Ecco published the book on March 24, 2020.

October 23, 2020

Michael Zapata’s debut novel, THE LOST BOOK OF ADANA MOREAU, has been shortlisted for the Chicago Review of Books’ CHIRBy Awards, which recognize "the best fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and short essays published by Chicago-based writers." Nominees will read short excerpts from their respective works, and winners will be announced at a virtual ceremony on December 3rd. Hanover Square Press published THE LOST BOOK OF ADANA MOREAU on February 4, 2020.

October 23, 2020

Ted Chiang's EXHALATION is a winner of the 2020 Neukom Literary Arts Award for Speculative Fiction. The Neukom Prize at the Institute at Dartmouth University recognizes "wondrous and wonderful additions to this vibrant genre." Knopf published the book on May 7, 2019.

October 16, 2020

BEARSKIN by James A. McLaughlin has been awarded the Grand Prix de Littérature Policière for the best translated novel. The Grand Prix de Littérature Policière is the most prestigious award in France for mystery and detective novels. Ecco published the book on June 12, 2018.

October 9, 2020

Conor Dougherty’s GOLDEN GATES was shortlisted for the Goddard Riverside Stephan Russo Book Prize for Social Justice. The annual prize “celebrates the power of the written word to create change in the name of justice for all.” Goddard Riverside Executive Director Roderick L. Jones writes: “At a time when our politics can seem senseless and brutal, these works light the way forward to a better society.” GOLDEN GATES published February 18, 2020 from Penguin Press.

September 25, 2020

THE OLD DRIFT by Namwali Serpell is the 34th winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award. This annual award is given to the best science fiction novel first published in the United Kingdom during the previous year. Hogarth published the book on March 26, 2019.

IN WEST MILLS by De’Shawn Charles Winslow
September 22, 2020

IN WEST MILLS has won an American Book Award. The award was created to recognize extraordinary literary achievement from the entire spectrum of America’s diverse literary community. The book was also announced as a finalist for the Willie Morris Awards for Southern Writing 2019 fiction shortlist. Bloomsbury Publishing published the book June 16, 2020.

September 21, 2020

Michael Zapata's debut novel THE LOST BOOK OF ADANA MOREAU has been nominated for a Heartland Booksellers Award in the Adult Fiction category. The joint venture from the Great Lakes and Midwest Independent Book Sellers Associations aims to “celebrate literature in the Great Lakes and Midwest, with content either about the region, or an author from our region." Booksellers from 12 states and 300 bookstores will vote on a winner, which will be announced October 15th, 2020. Hanover Square Press published the book on February 4, 2020.