Awards

2010 Christy Award Winners!

Christy

The Christy Awards, named in honor of Catherine Marshall’s 1967 novel are designed to:
 

2010 Nebula Award Winners

2010 Nebula Award Winners were announced at the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc ceremony May 15, 2010.

Novel
The Windup Girl - Paolo Bacigalupi (Night Shade Books, Sept. 2009)

2010 Christy Nominees

Christy

The Christy Awards, named in honor of Catherine Marshall’s 1967 novel are designed to:
 

2009 L.A. Times Book Prizes

Last week, the Los Angeles Times announced the 2009 Book Prize winners. This is an annual event that takes place during their Festival of Books and honors authors in ten categories: biography, current interest, fiction, first fiction (the Art Seidenbaum Award), graphic novel, history, mystery/thriller, poetry, science and technology, and young adult literature. Graphic Novel is a new category to the 30-year ceremony.

Listed below are the finalists of the 2009 Book Prize Winners. For a list of all finalists and runners up, visit here.

2010 TXLA Lariat List of Adult Fiction

Lariat List LogoAt the recent Texas Library Association conference, the Lariat List, debuted.  The List features 25 notable adult fiction works published the previous year.  Keddy Outlaw, former branch librarian at West University Library, was a member of the committee.  The list is currently featured on Library Journal's blog In the Bookroom.  The main criteria for selection was that books be a "pleasure to read."  The list represents a wide variety of genres.

Exciting News!

 Jerry Pinkney is the first individual African American to win the Caldecott Medal award! 

2009 Nobel Prize in Literature

The 2009 Nobel Prize in Literature was annouced yesterday.  The winner is Herta Müller, a Romanian-born German writer.

The AppointmentThe Appointment

I've been summoned. Thursday, ten sharp. Thus begins one day in the life of a young clothing-factory worker during Ceausescu's totalitarian regime. She has been questioned before; this time, she believes, will be worse. Her crime? Sewing notes into the linings of mens suits bound for Italy. Marry me, the notes say, with her name and address. Anything to get out of the country.

2009 Hugo Award Winners

Presented at: Anticipation, Montréal, Quebec, August 6-10, 2009
    * Best Novel: The Graveyard Book, Neil Gaiman (HarperCollins; Bloomsbury UK)
    * Best Novella: The Erdmann Nexus, Nancy Kress (Asimov's Oct/Nov 2008)
    * Best Novelette: Shoggoths in Bloom, Elizabeth Bear (Asimov's Mar 2008)
    * Best Short Story: "Exhalation", Ted Chiang (Eclipse Two)

ANOTHER NOTCH IN ELMORE LEONARD’S GUN

Complete Western Stories of Elmore LeonardThis past June the Western Writers of America presented the Owen Wister Award to Elmore Leonard for his contributions to the literature of the west.

Sweetness and Poison

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie sweetness at the bottom of the piehas won the Crime Writers' Association Debut Dagger Award, and it is a delicious read. Flavia de Luce, a brilliant eleven year old, lives in a faded mansion belonged to her declining aristocratic family.

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