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 Read an excerpt of this book!
The Remains of the Day Read an excerpt of this book!
The Buried Giant Read an excerpt of this book!

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) Read an excerpt of this book!
Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy Read an excerpt of this book!
Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City Read an excerpt of this book!
The Return: Fathers, Sons and the Land in Between Read an excerpt of this book!
Olio
Sweat Read an excerpt of this book!

2016 Man Booker Prize Winner

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The Sellout
The Sellout

by Paul Beatty

The prestigious Man Booker Prize is given for a novel written in English. This year's winner is Paul Beatty, whose novel The Sellout is a satire of US racial politics. He is the first American writer to win the award. 

2016 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 Colson Whitehead for The Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad (Oprah's Book Club) Read an excerpt of this book!
Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America Read an excerpt of this book!
March, Book Three
The Performance of Becoming Human

Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Awards

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Homegoing Read an excerpt of this book!
Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City Read an excerpt of this book!
Lab Girl Read an excerpt of this book!
The Lightkeepers
Shelter
Blood at the Root: A Racial Cleansing in America