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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 LA Times has announced the winners of its 33rd annual Los Angeles Times Book Prizes for the best books of 2012. They were presented in a public ceremony preceding the annual Festival of Books at USC.
Everything Together: Collected Stories by Sammy Harkham is the winner of the Graphic Novel category. Kevin Starr is the recipient of the annual Robert Kirsch Award for lifetime achievement. Margaret Atwood is the winner of the Innovator’s award.
The Academy of American Poets announced today that Chris Hosea has been selected by the poet John Ashbery as the recipient of the 2013 Walt Whitman Award. Chris Hosea received the award for his book-length collection of poems Put Your Hands In, which will be published in the spring of 2014 by Louisiana State University Press.
The Walt Whitman Award is one of the most prestigious first book prizes in the country, as it publishes a first collection by an American poet and distributes the book to thousands of members of the Academy. The Whitman Award also includes a $5,000 cash prize and a one-month residency at the Vermont Studio Center.
Last year's winner has now been published and is available for purchase:
The Women's Prize for Fiction, the UK’s only annual book award for fiction written by a woman, has announced its 2013 shortlist. Now in its eighteenth year–and known from 1996 to 2012 as the Orange Prize for Fiction–the Prize celebrates excellence, originality and accessibility in writing by women from throughout the world.
The award ceremony will take place in London on 5 June 2013. The winner will be presented with a cheque for £30,000 and a limited edition bronze statue known as ‘the Bessie’, created by artist Grizel Niven. Both are anonymously endowed.
- 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
Columbia University has announced the finalists and winners of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize awarded to an American citizen on the recommendation of the Pulitzer Prize Board. The award honors many categories of Journalism as well as Letters, Drama, and Music.
Each winner in the Letters category will receive $10,000.
- Marie Arana, writer at large, The Washington Post, and senior consultant, Library of Congress (Chair)
- Geraldine Brooks* novelist, West Tisbury, MA
- John Dudley, chair, department of English, University of South Dakota, Vermillion
- David M. Kennedy, Donald J. McLachlan Professor of History Emeritus, and director, The Bill Lane Center for the American West, Stanford University (Chair)
- Raymond O. Arsenault, John Hope Franklin Professor of Southern History, University of South Florida, St. Petersburg
- Jonathan Prude, associate professor of history, Emory University
- Alan Brinkley, Allan Nevins Professor of History, Columbia University (Chair)
- Michael Kazin, professor of history, Georgetown University
- Elmaz Abinader, professor of English, Mills College, Oakland, CA
- Carl Phillips, professor of English, Washington University in St. Louis (Chair)
- Maurice Manning, professor of English, Transylvania University, Lexington, KY
- C.D. Wright, Israel J. Kapstein Professor of Literary Arts, Brown University
- David L. Ulin, book critic, Los Angeles Times (Chair)
- Thomas Levenson, professor of science writing, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- Nonny Schlotzhauer, associate librarian, Pennsylvania State University
The winners of the 2013 MTV Movie Awards have been chosen by online voters.
There were sixteen categories of award. Marvel's ultimate team of heroes were the biggest winners of the night, taking home three awards: Best Fight, Best Villain, and Movie of the Year.
The Lord Mayor of Dublin Councillor Naoise Ó Muirí, Patron of the Award, has announced the shortlist for the 2013 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. 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 2013 shortlist of ten novels includes Irish author, Kevin Barry; five novels in translation (from Japan, Iceland, Norway, The Netherlands and France); one British and three American novels..
The five member international judging panel will select one winner which will be announced on Thursday 6th June 2013. The prize is €100,000.
The Griffin Trust for Excellence in Poetry has announced its shortlist for 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.
The seven finalists—four International and three Canadian—will be invited to read in Toronto at Koerner Hall on Wednesday, June 12th. The seven finalists will each be awarded $10,000 for their participation in the Shortlist Readings.
The winners, announced on Thursday, June 13th, will each be awarded $65,000.
Source: www. GriffinPoetryPrize.com
The Libertarian Futurist Society has announced the finalists for its 2013 Prometheus Award, recognizing pro-freedom novels published in 2012. For more than three decades, the Prometheus Awards have recognized outstanding works of science fiction and fantasy that stress the importance of liberty as the foundation for civilization, peace, prosperity, progress and justice.
Twelve novels published in 2012 were nominated by LFS members, from which these 5 finalists emerged. Daniel Suarez is a new Prometheus author, while the other four are LFS favorites.
The winner will be presented a gold coin mounted on an engraved plaque at LoneStarCon3 in September.
The shortlist for the 2013 Arthur C. Clarke Award has been announced. The six shortlisted titles were 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.
The winner will be announced on Wednesday 1st May at an exclusive award ceremony hosted by the Royal Society, London, and taking place as part of the SCI-FI-LONDON Film Festival. The winner will be presented with a cheque for £2013.00 and the award itself, a commemorative engraved bookend.
The judging panel for the Arthur C. Clarke Award 2013 are:
- Juliet E McKenna, British Science Fiction Association
- Ruth O’Reilly, British Science Fiction Association
- Nickianne Moody, Science Fiction Foundation
- Liz Williams, Science Fiction Foundation
- Robert Grant, SCI-FI-LONDON film festival
The Pacific Northwest Library Association has announced its nominees for the 2014 Young Reader's Choice Awards.
Eligible books have been copyrighted in the U.S. or Canada within three years prior to selection, and have been nominated by children, teachers, parents or librarians in the Pacific Northwest (Alaska, Alberta, British Columbia, Idaho, Montana, and Washington).
Children will select the winner in April, 2014. Winners of the 2013 award will be announced in later this month.
LoneStarCon3, the 71st World Science Fiction Convention, has announced the nominees for the 2013 Hugo Awards. 1343 valid nominating ballots (1329 electronic and 14 paper) were received and counted from the members of Chicon 7, LoneStarCon 3 and Loncon 3, the 2012-2014 World Science Fiction Conventions.
Final ballots must be submitted by July 31, 2013. The winner will be announced at the Hugo Awards ceremony on September 1, 2013 at LoneStarCon 3 in San Antonio, Texas.
For a full list of nominees, see the official website of the Hugo Awards.
The Academy of American Poets announced today that Matt Rasmussen has been selected by the poet Jane Hirshfield as the recipient of the 2012 Walt Whitman Award. Matt Rasmussen received the Award for his book-length collection of poems Black Aperture, which will be published in the spring of 2013 by Louisiana State University Press.
The Walt Whitman Award, is one of the most prestigious first book prizes in the country, as it publishes a first collection by an American poet, and distributes the book to thousands of members of the Academy. The Whitman Award also includes a $5,000 cash prize and a one-month residency at the Vermont Studio Center.
Last year's winner has now been published and is available for purchase: