Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers

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Announcing Our 2017 Finalists

A drumroll please, for the 2017 Discover Awards shortlist. Winners will be revealed on March 7.

The End We Start From
The Leavers
Sorry to Disrupt the Peace
The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African American Culinary History in the Old South
Down City: A Daughter's Story of Love, Memory, and Murder
Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century

2017 National Book Award Winners

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The National Book Awards are the nation's preeminent literary prizes, honoring outstanding Fiction, Young People's Literature, Poetry, and Nonfiction. This year's fiction prize went to Jesmyn Ward for Sing, Unburried, Sing

Sing, Unburied, Sing
The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia
Far from the Tree
Half-light: Collected Poems 1965-2016

2017 Nobel Prize in Literature

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Kazuo Ishiguro

The 2017 Nobel Prize in Literature has been awarded to the British author Kazuo Ishiguro (b. 1954). The Academy noted that Ishiguro, "in novels of great emotional force, has uncovered the abyss beneath our illusory sense of connection with the world". Read our interview in the B&N Review

Never Let Me Go
The Remains of the Day
The Buried Giant

2017 Man Booker Prize Winner

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Lincoln in the Bardo
Lincoln in the Bardo

by George Saunders

The prestigious Man Booker Prize is given for a novel written in English. This year's winner is George Saunders for his first novel, Lincoln in the Bardo, an unconventional narrative set in a cemetery during the U.S. Civil War. He is the second American writer to win the award. Read our interview in B&N Reads.

2017 Pulitzer Prize Winners

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The Pulitzer Prize presents awards in the categories of Fiction, Drama, History, Biography, Poetry, General Nonfiction, and Music. This year's Pulitzer Prize in Fiction went to Colson Whitehead for The Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad (Oprah's Book Club)
Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy
Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City
The Return: Fathers, Sons and the Land in Between
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