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The National Book Critics Circle Awards 2015

The National Book Critics Circle (NBCC) has announced its 30 finalists in six categories --- autobiography, biography, criticism, fiction, nonfiction and poetry --- for the outstanding books of 2015. The winners of three additional prizes were announced as well. The awards will be presented on March 17, 2016 at the New School, in a ceremony that is free and open to the public.

The National Book Awards 2015

Winners of the 2015 National Book Award in Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry and Young People's Literature were announced at the 66th National Book Awards Benefit Dinner and Ceremony at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City on November 18, 2015.

Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction 2016

Congratulations to the six titles that made the 2016 Carnegie Medals for Excellence Shortlist. The winners will be announced at the RUSA Book and Media Awards in Boston on Sunday, January 10, 2016. The popular celebratory event, with the Carnegie Medals presentation and author speeches, will take place at the ALA Annual Conference as in past years.

The 2015 Kirkus Prize

At a special ceremony in the penthouse of the Four Seasons Residences in Austin, Kirkus Reviews, the nation’s leading journal of prepublication book reviews, announced the winners of the second annual Kirkus Prize in the categories of fiction, nonfiction and young readers’ literature.

The Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2015

A BRIEF HISTORY OF SEVEN KILLINGS by Marlon James has been awarded the 2015 Man Booker Prize for Fiction. The 44-year-old James, now a resident in Minneapolis, is the first Jamaican author to win the prize in its 47-year history.

Anthony Awards 2015

Bouchercon, the World Mystery Convention, is pleased to announce the Anthony Award winners for 2015. The Anthony Awards are presented at each annual Bouchercon with the winners selected by attendees. The award is named for the late Anthony Boucher (William Anthony Parker White), writer and critic from the New York Times, who helped found the Mystery Writers of America.

Macavity Awards 2015

The Macavity Award winners were announced at the Bouchercon 2015 opening ceremonies.

The Macavity Awards are nominated on and voted on by members of Mystery Readers International, subscribers to Mystery Readers Journal, and friends and supporters of MRI.

Shamus Awards 2015

The winners of the 2015 PWA's Shamus Awards, for works published in 2014, were announced at the PWA Banquet at Bouchercon in Raleigh, North Carolina on October 9th.

Barry Awards 2015

The winners of the Barry Award, presented by Deadly Pleasures magazine, have been announced at the Bouchercon 2015 Opening Ceremonies.

The Nobel Prize in Literature 2015

The Nobel Prize in Literature for 2015 has been awarded to the Belarusian author Svetlana Alexievich "for her polyphonic writings, a monument to suffering and courage in our time." Alexievich is the 14th woman to win the literature prize.