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The Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) has announced the winners of the 2013 Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Children's Book Awards. Librarians from across the UK nominated titles for the longlist, and twelve librarians from CILIP's Youth Libraries Group have discussed the long list and chosen titles for the shortlist.
The winners of both Medals was announced at an afternoon ceremony at the Natural History Museum in London. The winners will each receive £500 worth of books to donate to their local library and the coveted golden medals. Thanks to a bequest left in 2000 by children's book and illustration collector, Colin Mears, the winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal has also been awarded the £5,000 Colin Mears Award cash prize.
The CILIP Carnegie Medal is the UK's oldest and most prestigious book award for children's writing.
The CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal, established in 1956 and named in honour of the distinguished illustrator is awarded for "outstanding illustration in a children's book".
The Center for the Study of Science Fiction has announced the results of the 2013 John W. Campbell Award. The winners were selected, from nominations by publishers, by a jury composed of writers and academics, and announced at the Campbell Conference, a four-day event held annually at the University of Kansas.
The winner received a personalized trophy, and his name added to the permanent trophy.
- Gregory Benford
- Paul Di Filippo
- Sheila Finch
- James Gunn
- Elizabeth Anne Hull
- Paul Kincaid
- Christopher McKitterick
- Pamela Sargent
- T.A. Shippey
The Horror Writers Association has announced the winners of its 2012 Bram Stoker Awards. This year’s presentation was held in haunted city of New Orleans, at a banquet held as the highlight of the Bram Stoker Awards Weekend, which this year incorporated the World Horror Convention.
Active members have voted on the winners. Fifteen new bronze haunted-house statuettes were handed over to the writers responsible for creating superior works of horror in the year 2012.
This year’s winners are:
- Graphic Novel: Witch Hunts: A Graphic History of the Burning Times by Rocky Wood and Lisa Morton
- Long Fiction: The Blue Heron by Gene O’Neill
- Short Fiction: “Magdala Amygdala” by Lucy Snyder (Dark Faith: Invocations)
- Screenplay: “The Cabin in the Woods” by Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard
- Anthology: Shadow Show edited by Mort Castle and Sam Weller
Other HWA awards presented:
- The Lifetime Achievement Award was given to Robert R. McCammon and Clive Barker.
- The Specialty Press Awards went to Jerad Walters of Centipede Press.
- The Silver Hammer Award, for outstanding service to HWA, was voted by the organization’s board of trustees to Charles Day.
- The President’s Richard Laymon Service Award was given to HWA co-founder James Chambers.
The Griffin Trust for Excellence in Poetry has announced the winner of its 2013 Griffin Poetry Prize. Judges Suzanne Buffam (Canada), Mark Doty (USA) and Wang Ping (China) each read 509 books of poetry, from 40 countries, including 15 translations.
On June 12 the shortlisted poets read excerpts from their books at the Shortlist Readings for 1,000 people in Toronto. Trustee Carolyn Forché presented each poet with a leather-bound edition of their book and a $10,000 honorarium for their participation in the Readings.
At the awards ceremony, each winner received the $65,000 prize.
Source: www. GriffinPoetryPrize.com
The winner of the 2013 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award has been announced. Kevin Barry has won the €100,000 prize—the largest prize for a single novel published in English. The 10 shortlisted titles were nominated by public libraries in Estonia, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Norway, Russia, South Africa, Spain, The Netherlands, and the USA.
The jury, comprised of Salim Bachi, Krista Kaer, Patrick McCabe, Kamila Shamsie, Clive Sinclair, and the Hon. Eugene R. Sullivan, said about the book:
Kevin Barry’s Ireland of 2053 is a place you may not want to be alive in but you’ll certainly relish reading about. This is not a future of shiny technology but one in which history turns in circles and quirks an eyebrow at the idea of ‘progress’.
The Women's Prize for Fiction, the UK’s only annual book award for fiction written by a woman, has chosen a winner from among the six novels on their shortlist. At the award ceremony in London, American author A.M. Homes was presented with a cheque for £30,000 and a limited edition bronze figurine known as the ‘Bessie’, created by artist Grizel Niven. Both prizes anonymously endowed.
2013 marks the eighteenth year of the Women’s Prize for Fiction, known from 1996 to 2012 as the Orange Prize for Fiction, which celebrates excellence, originality and accessibility in women’s writing from throughout the world.
- Miranda Richardson, (Chair), Actor
- Razia Iqbal, BBC Broadcaster and Journalist
- Rachel Johnson, Author, Editor and Journalist
- Jojo Moyes, Author
- Natasha Walter, Feminist Writer and Human Rights Activist
The winners and honor books for the 2013 Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards have been announced. Celebrating its 46th year, the Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards are among the most prestigious honors in the field of children’s and young adult literature. Winners and two Honor Books are selected in each of three categories.
The awards will be presented at the Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards Ceremony in Boston on October 4. The winners will receive a cash prize and an engraved silver bowl, and honor recipients will receive an engraved silver plate.
- Chair: Sarah Ellis, Horn Book reviewer, author and teacher at The Vermont College of Fine Arts (Vancouver, B.C.)
- Pamela Yosca, children’s librarian and library consultant at MATCH Charter Public High School (Jamaica Plain, MA)
- Karen Kosko, retired school librarian (Cambridge, MA).
The Crime Writers’ Association today announced the 2013 shortlists for six of its CWA Daggers—the awards which celebrate the best in contemporary crime writing.
The winners of these Daggers, including the CWA Diamond Dagger, will be announced at the CWA Dagger Awards dinner in London on July 15th. The longlists for the Fall Daggers—the Gold, Steel, and John Creasey—will also be announced.
- Alex by Pierre Lemaitre, translated by Frank Wynne (Quercus)
- The Missing File by D A Mishani, translated by Steven Cohen (Quercus)
- Two Soldiers by Roslund & Hellström, translated by Kari Dickson (Quercus)
- Ghost Riders of Ordebec by Fred Vargas, translated by Siân Reynolds (Harvill Secker)
- Death in Sardinia by Marco Vichi, translated by Stephen Sartarelli (Hodder & Stoughton)
- The Collini Case by Ferdinand von Schirach, translated by Anthea Bell (Michael Joseph)
Dagger in the Library
Short Story Dagger
- Method Murder by Simon Brett
- Stairway C by Piero Colaprico
- Come Away with Me by Stella Duffy
- The Case of Death and Honey by Neil Gaiman
- Ferengi by Carlo Lucarelli
- Lost and Found by Zoë Sharp
CWA Debut Dagger
- The Assassin’s Keeper by Aine Oomhnaill (Ireland)
- Call Time by Finn Clarke (UK)
- TAG by Sue Dawes (UK)
- Working in Unison by Alex Sweeney (UK)
- Lesson Plan for Murder by Marie Hannan-Mandel (USA)
- Honour or Justice by Ron Puckering (UK)
- Torment by David Evans (UK)
- When the Bow Breaks by Jayne Barnard (Canada)
- Fighting Darkness: The Killer Trail by DB Carew (Canada)
- Born in a Burial Gown by Mike Craven (UK)
- The Journeyman by Emma Melville (UK)
- A Cure for All Evils by Joanna Dodd (UK)
During the closing ceremony of this 66th Festival de Cannes, the official jury presided over by Steven Spielberg revealed the 2013 prize winners. The winning feature films are:
The Feature Films Jury:
- Steven Spielberg, director (President of the Jury)
- Daniel Auteuil, Actor
- Vidya Balan, Actress
- Naomi Kawase, Director
- Nicole Kidman, Actress
- Ang Lee, Director
- Cristian Mungiu, Director
- Lynne Ramsay, Director
- Christoph Waltz, Actor
The Guardian Review has announced their 2013 Children’s Fiction Prize longlist. The judging panel will be chaired by Julia Eccleshare, Guardian children's books editor. The winner will be announced on October 16.
The University of Edinburgh has announced the shortlists for the 2012 James Tait Black Memorial Prize. The prizes are for the best work of fiction and the best biography published during the previous 12 months. They are the only major British book awards judged by scholars and students of Literature.
The winners of the £10,000 prize will be announced as part of the Edinburgh International Book Festival in August.
Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America has announced the winners of the 2012 Nebula Awards (presented in 2013).The winners were presented a trophy during a ceremony at SFWA’s 48th Annual Nebula Awards Weekend, held in San Jose CA.
The winner of the Novel category is:
- Novella: After the Fall, Before the Fall, During the Fall, Nancy Kress
- Novelette: “Close Encounters,” Andy Duncan (The Pottawatomie Giant & Other Stories)
- Short Story: “Immersion,” Aliette de Bodard (Clarkesworld 6/12)
- Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation: Beasts of the Southern Wild, Benh Zeitlin (director), Benh Zeitlin and Lucy Abilar (writers)
- Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy: Fair Coin, E.C. Myers
- Damon Knight Grand Master Award: Gene Wolfe, for his lifetime contributions and achievements in the field.
- Solstice Awards: Carl Sagan and Ginjer Buchanan
- Kevin O’Donnell Jr. Service to SFWA Award: Michael H. Payne
The Mythopoeic Society has announced the finalists for the 2013 Mythopoeic Fantasy Awards. The award is given to the fantasy novel, multi-volume, or single-author story collection published during 2012 that best exemplifies the spirit of the Inklings.
The winners will be announced during Mythcon 44, to be held July 12-15, 2013, in East Lansing, Michigan.
The Mythopoeic Scholarship Awards
These are awarded for contributions to Inklings scholarship in the last three years (2010–2012).
Scholarship Award in Inklings Studies
- Robert Boenig, C.S. Lewis and the Middle Ages (Kent State Univ. Press, 2012)
- John Bremer, C.S. Lewis, Poetry, and the Great War 1914-1918 (Lexington Books, 2012)
- Jason Fisher, ed., Tolkien and the Study of His Sources: Critical Essays (McFarland, 2011)
- Verlyn Flieger, Green Suns and Faërie: Essays on J.R.R. Tolkien (Kent State Univ. Press, 2012)
- Corey Olsen, Exploring J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012)
Scholarship Award in Myth and Fantasy Studies
- Nancy Marie Brown, Song of the Vikings: Snorri and the Making of Norse Myths (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012)
- Jo Eldridge Carney, Fairy Tale Queens: Representations of Early Modern Queenship (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012)
- Bonnie Gaarden, The Christian Goddess: Archetype and Theology in the Fantasies of George MacDonald (Fairleigh Dickinson Univ. Press, 2011)
- Michael Saler, As If: Modern Enchantment and the Literary Prehistory of Virtual Reality (Oxford Univ. Press, 2012)
- David Sandner, Critical Discourses of the Fantastic, 1712-1831 (Ashgate, 2011)
Bouchercon, the World Mystery Convention, has announced their 27th annual Anthony Award nominees. The nominations were taken from votes cast by 2012 and 2013 attendees of the BoucherCon World Mystery Convention. Attendees of BoucherCon 2013 will vote for this year's winners. The award is named after Anthony Boucher, a book reviewer and early champion of the mystery genre.
The winners will be announced at BoucherCon 2013 in Albany, New York, the weekend of September 21.
Best Short Story
- “Mischief in Mesopotamia” – Dana Cameron, EQMM, Nov 2012
- “Kept in the Dark” – Shelia Connolly, Best New England Crime Stories: Blood Moon
- “The Lord is My Shamus” – Barb Goffman, Chesapeake Crimes: This Job is Murder
- “Peaches” – Todd Robinson, Grift, Spring 2012
- “The Unremarkable Heart” – Karin Slaughter, MWA Presents: Vengeance,
The attendees of Malice Domestic 25 have chosen the winners of the 2011 Agatha Awards. All convention attendees who registered by in 2012 nominated 5 works in each category. The winners were announced at the awards banquet held in Bethesda, Maryland. Each winner receives a teapot emblazoned with a skull and crossbones.
- The Historical Novel winner is Dandy Gilver and an Unsuitable Day for Murder by Catriona McPherson.
- The Short Story winner is “Mischief in Mesopotamia” by Dana Cameron, published in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine in November.
Mystery Writers of America has announced the winners of its 2013 Edgar Allan Poe Awards, honoring the best in mystery produced in 2012. The awards were presented in New York City to novels published in the U.S. in English and nominated by the publisher.
Each winner will receive a bust of Edgar Allan Poe. These are the winners in seven categories: Novel, First Novel by an American Author, Paperback Original, Fact Crime, Critical/Biographical, Juvenile, and Young Adult.
- Best Short Story: “The Unremarkable Heart” – Mystery Writers of America Presents: Vengeance by Karin Slaughter
- Best TV Episode Teleplay: “A Scandal in Belgravia” – Sherlock, Teleplay by Steven Moffat
- Robert L. Fish Memorial Award: “When They Are Done With Us” – Staten Island Noir by Patricia Smith
- Mary Higgins Clark: The Other Woman by Hank Phillippi Ryan
The winner for the 2013 Arthur C. Clarke Award was announced at an award ceremony during the SCI-FI-LONDON Film Festival. Chris Beckett was presented with a cheque for £2013.00 and the award itself, a commemorative engraved bookend.
The judges chose Beckett’s novel from a shortlist of six books selected from a record-breaking long list of 82 individual eligible submissions, first published in the UK in 2012, and put forward by 32 different publishing houses and imprints. This year’s judges were Juliet E. McKenna and Ruth O’Reilly for the British Science Fiction Association, Nickianne Moody and Liz Williams for the Science Fiction Foundation, and Rob Grant for SF-FI-LONDON.
The Pacific Northwest Library Association has announced the winners of its 2013 Young Reader’s Choice Awards.
Eligible books were copyrighted in the U.S. or Canada within three years prior their selection in March of 2012. Each book was nominated by children, teachers, parents or librarians in the Pacific Northwest (Alaska, Alberta, British Columbia, Idaho, Montana, and Washington). Children selected the winners from the list of nominees for the junior division (grades 4-6), the intermediate division (grades 7-9), and the senior division (grades 10-12).
The 2014 nominees were announced in April, 2013.
The Crime Writers’ Association today announced the winners of six CWA Daggers—the awards which celebrate the best in contemporary crime writing.
The shortlists for the second set of Daggers—the Gold, Steel, and John Creasey—will be announced later this summer, the winners of which will be revealed at the Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards in the Autumn.
The mid-year winners are:
- International Dagger: The Potter’s Field by Andrea Camilleri, translated by Stephen Sartarelli
- Dagger in the Library: Steve Mosby
- Short Story Dagger is shared between two stories from Best Eaten Cold. They are “The Message” by Margaret Murphy; and “Laptop” by Cath Staincliffe
- CWA Debut Dagger: Beached by Sandy Gingras
The Crime Writers’ Association today announced the shortlists for six CWA Daggers—the awards which celebrate the best in contemporary crime writing.
The winners of these Daggers, including the CWA Diamond Dagger, will be announced at a black tie dinner on 5th July, when the longlists for the second set of Daggers —the Gold, Steel, and John Creasey—will also be announced. The winners of this second set will be revealed at the Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards in the Autumn.
- The Potter’s Field by Andrea Camilleri, translated by Stephen Sartarelli
- I will have Vengeance by Maurizio de Giovanni, translated by Anne Milano Appel
- Until Thy Wrath Be Past by Åsa Larsson, translated by Laurie Thompson
- Trackers by Deon Meyer, translated by T K L Seegers
- Phantom by Jo Nesbø, translated by Don Bartlett
- The Dark Valley by Valerio Varesi, translated by Joseph Farrell
Dagger in the Library
The fifteen authors on the longlist for the Dagger in the Library have now been whittled down to six for our shortlist.
Short Story Dagger
- The Golden Hour by Bernie Crossthwaite, from Guilty Consciences
- Hixton by William Kent Krueger, from Crimes by Moonlight
- The Message by Margaret Murphy, from Best Eaten Cold
- He Did Not Always See Her by Claire Seeber, from Guilty Consciences
- A Long Time Dead by Mickey Spillane and Max Allan Collins from The Best American Mystery Stories 2011
- Laptop by Cath Staincliffe, from Best Eaten Cold
CWA Debut Dagger
- Death by Glasgow by Jon Breakfield
- Easy to Die by Sean Carpenter
- The Watchers by Karen Catalona
- One Man Army by Bram E. Gieben
- Beached by Sandy Gingras
- Trick by Sean Hancock
- Broken-Winged Bird by Renata Hill
- Death Knell by Rob Lowe
- Chasing Shadows by Lesley McLaren
- The Wrong Domino by Simon Miller
- Message from Panama by Britt Vasarhelyi
- Port of Spain by Elizabeth Wells