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IN THE NEWSThe 99th annual Pulitzer Prizes in Journalism, Letters, Drama and Music, awarded on the recommendation of the Pulitzer Prize Board, were announced by Columbia University, New York on the 20th April 2015. The winners in each category, along with the names of the finalists in the competition follow: The Fiction award was presented to "All the Light We Cannot See" by Anthony Doerr (HarperCollins) 9780007548675 (TPB)—‘an imaginative and intricate novel inspired by the horrors of World War II and written in short, elegant chapters that explore human nature and the contradictory power of technology’. The other finalists for Fiction were: "Let Me...
IN THE NEWSRichard Flanagan’s "The Narrow Road to the Deep North" (Vintage) and Hannah Kent’s "Burial Rites" (Picador) have been shortlisted for the 2015 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. The International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award is presented annually for a novel written in English or translated into English. Ten books by Australian authors and four books by New Zealand authors were longlisted for this year’s prize, which is worth €100,000 (approximately A$144,415). The Award aims to promote excellence in world literature. Nominations are submitted by library systems in major cities throughout the world. The award is now in its 20th year. The winner of...
IN THE NEWSThe shortlists for this year’s Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIAs) have been announced. The Australian Book Industry Awards are an annual celebration that acknowledge our finest and most popular writers and industry personalities. The winners will be announced on the 21st May 2015 at a gala dinner in Sydney. This year sees the introduction of three new awards: The Matt Richell Award for New Writer, the Small Publishers’ Adult Book of the Year and the Small Publishers’ Children’s Book of the Year. There are now 11 categories in the awards and libraries can find information on all the shortlisted titles...
IN THE NEWSIn the UK, the shortlist for the 2015 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction, previously known as the Orange Prize for Fiction, has been announced. A judging panel chaired by Shami Chakrabarti chose the shortlist from a longlist of 20 titles. ‘The novels we shared and the shortlist we ultimately honour form a body of great women’s writing to entertain and inspire for many years to come,’ said Chakrabarti. The judging panel will now decide on the winner of the £30,000 (A$58,000) prize, which will be announced in London on the 3rd June 2015. For more information on the prize, visit...
IN THE NEWSThe Children's Book Council of Australia has announced their book awards shortlist for 2015. Did you know the original prize for the Children's Book of the Year Awards was a camellia if the winner was female or a handshake if male!? According to the CBCA website, government funding supported the Awards for some time (1966-1988), followed by commercial sponsorship (Angus & Robertson, Penguin Books Australia, Collins Dove and Franklin Watts in 1988; Myer-Grace Bros. 1989-1993; Angus & Robertson 1994; Reed Books Australia, Australia Post and Social Book Clubs 1995. This made it possible to offer substantial monetary prizes of up...
IN THE NEWSThe finalists in the 2015 Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa (LIANZA) Children’s Book Awards have been announced. The LIANZA Children and Young Adult Book Awards celebrate excellence in children’s books in New Zealand. Awarded annually, the LIANZA CBA’s are judged by experienced librarians who provide a unique and practical understanding of the qualities required of award-winning children’s books. Winners will be announced at an Awards Ceremony June 15, 2015 at The National Library in Wellington. The finalists in each of the five categories are listed below for your reference. To make things easy, we've also provided quick ORDER...
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