Women’s Prize for Fiction – Piranesi

Award Other names for the prize: Orange Prize for Fiction, Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction, and Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Who: Established for women because they were underrepresented in major literary awardsWhat: awarded to a female author of any nationality for the best original full-length novel written in EnglishWhen: 1996-present Prize: 30,000 pounds (about $40,000)… Continue reading Women’s Prize for Fiction – Piranesi

The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman

"Would you like the detailed answer, or the simple answer?" asks Ibrahim."The simple answer, please, Ibrahim," says Elizabeth without any hesitation. Ibrahim pauses. Perhaps he had phrased his question poorly? "But I had prepared a detailed answer Elizabeth." If you want a hilarious murder mystery this will be for you! I found myself laughing out… Continue reading The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman

The Lost City of Z by David Grann

I bought The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon at a bookstore called Talk Story on the island of Kaua'i. It is considered the westernmost bookstore in the United States. I heard about this book a long time ago but never felt like reading it until now. The other… Continue reading The Lost City of Z by David Grann

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