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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.

The 2015 Kirkus Prize

Kirkus Reviews, the nation’s leading prepublication journal of book reviews, has announced the six finalists for the second annual Kirkus Prize in the categories of Fiction, Nonfiction and Young Readers’ Literature.

The National Book Awards 2015

The National Book Foundation has announced the Longlist for the 2015 National Book Award for Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry and Young People's Literature. The finalists in each of these categories will be revealed on October 14, 2015.

The Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2015

The shortlist for the 2015 Man Booker Prize has been announced. The judges remarked on the variety of writing styles, cultural heritage and literary backgrounds of the writers on the shortlist, which includes new authors alongside established names. Two authors come from the United Kingdom, two from the United States and one apiece from Jamaica and Nigeria.

This is the second year that the prize, first awarded in 1969, has been open to writers of any nationality, writing originally in English and published in the UK. Previously, the prize was open only to authors from the UK & Commonwealth, Republic of Ireland and Zimbabwe.

International Thriller Writers Awards 2015

On July 11, 2015, during ThrillerFest X, the International Thriller Writers (ITW) announced the winners of the 2015 Thriller Awards at the Grand Hyatt in New York City.

Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction 2015

Congratulations to Anthony Doerr and Bryan Stevenson, 2015 winners of the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction! Anthony Doerr won the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction for his novel ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE, published by Scribner, a division of Simon & Schuster, Inc. Bryan Stevenson won the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction for his book, JUST MERCY: A Story of Justice and Redemption, published by Spiegel & Grau, an imprint of Random House.

The Man Booker International Prize 2015

Innovative Hungarian writer László Krasznahorkai is the winner of the sixth Man Booker International Prize at an award ceremony at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

Edgar Allan Poe Awards 2015

Mystery Writers of America has announced the winners of the 2015 Edgar Allan Poe Awards, honoring the best in mystery fiction, nonfiction and television published or produced in 2014. The Edgar® Awards were presented to the winners at our 69th Gala Banquet, April 29, 2015 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, New York City.

Indies Choice and E.B. White Book Awards 2015

The American Booksellers Association (ABA) has announced the winners of the 2015 Indies Choice Book Awards and the E.B. White Read-Aloud Awards, as voted by independent booksellers nationwide.

“This year’s winners and honor award recipients are representative of the outstanding titles hand-sold at ABA member stores nationwide,” said ABA CEO Oren Teicher. “We congratulate their authors and illustrators and look forward to honoring them at this year’s Celebration of Bookselling and Author Awards Lunch at BEA.”

Books for a Better Life Awards 2014

The New York City – Southern New York Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society has announced the winners of the 19th Annual Books for a Better Life Awards during a ceremony at The TimesCenter in Manhattan.