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

The Anisfield-Wolf Book Award- Gods of the Upper Air

Award Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards -The Cleveland Foundation- https://www.anisfield-wolf.org Who: Founded by Edith Anisfield Wolf- a poet and philanthropist What: Books that "have contributed to our understanding of racism and human diversity" (from their website) When: founded in 1935Categories: fiction, non-fiction, poetry Prize: $10,000Other winners: https://www.anisfield-wolf.org/winners/ Novel 2020 winner in non-fiction How a Circle of Renegade Anthropologists… Continue reading The Anisfield-Wolf Book Award- Gods of the Upper Air