The Neustadt Prize is the most prestigious international literary award
given in the United States, often cited as “the American Nobel,” and is
chosen solely on the basis of literary merit. Congrats to Chang-rae Lee on his nomination! To learn more about the award, go here.
Congrats to Anton DiSclafani and Dina Nayeri! Their books The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls and A Teaspoon of Earth and Sea are nominated for the 2013 Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize by the Center for Fiction. Read more about the award here.
Claire Vaye Watkins is a finalist for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize, awarded to the author of a debut work of fiction, for her story collection Battleborn. Victoria Sweet's God's Hotel is a finalist for the PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award for Nonfiction, which honors a distinguished book of general nonfiction possessing notable literary
merit and critical perspective and illuminating important contemporary
issues. To read more about the awards, click here. Congrats to the authors!
Both Ramona Ausbel, author of No One Is Here Except All of Us and A Guide to Being Born, and Claire Vaye Watkins, author of Battleborn, are finalists for the New York Public Library's 2013 Young Lions Fiction Award. The award honors the works
of dynamic, young, first time-authors. Read more here.
Khaled Hosseini, the best-selling author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, is going on a massive five-week, 40-event book tour befitting a rock star to promote his upcoming novel, And The Mountains Echoed, going on sale May 21st, 2013. To see the whole tour, click here.