National Book Award for Poetry- Faithful and Virtuous Night

Award Who: National Book FoundationWhat: to recognize outstanding literary work by US citizensWhen: 1950 Categories: fiction, non-fiction, young adult, poetry, translationPrize: winner gets $10,000 and a bronze medal; all finalists win $1,000 and a medalOther winners: https://www.nationalbook.org/national-book-awards/years/ Book I chose a book of poetry because if you didn't know from an earlier post, I've expanded… Continue reading National Book Award for Poetry- Faithful and Virtuous Night

The Edgars-When No One is Watching

Award Who: The Edgar Award is named after Edgar Allen Poe; given by the Mystery Writers of AmericaWhat: to honor the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction, television, film, and theaterWhen: given annually since 1946Categories: first novel, fact crime, short story, young adult, paperback original, critical/biographical, juvenile Prize: not sure if there is a cash prize or anything else Other winners:… Continue reading The Edgars-When No One is Watching

Lambda Literary Award – Felix Ever After

Award Also known as The LammysWho: started when L. Page Maccubbin, a bookstore owner in Washington DC, published a book report to bring attention to LGBTQ booksWhat: to honor the best lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender booksWhen: 1989, given annually Categories: fiction, erotica, mystery, poetry, romance, memoir or biography, non-fiction, debut novel, graphic novelA famous… Continue reading Lambda Literary Award – Felix Ever After

City of Thieves by David Benioff

I'm going to start off by saying this novel has lots of violence and coarse language related to sex, so if that makes you uncomfortable I would not suggest reading it. I was immediately drawn to this novel by the plot. I know that's usually how people decide on books but I say this because… Continue reading City of Thieves by David Benioff

Newbery Medal-From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

Award Who: named after an 18th century bookseller John Newbery What: distinguished American literature for children; awarded by the American Library Association When: every year since 1922Prize: a bronze medal with the winner's name and the date engraved on the backOther winners: https://www.powells.com/awards/newbery-medal/ Novel As I was going through the titles of past winners I came… Continue reading Newbery Medal-From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler