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The 2016 Kirkus Prize

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

The Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2016

THE SELLOUT by Paul Beatty has been awarded the 2016 Man Booker Prize for Fiction. The 54-year-old New York resident, born in Los Angeles, is the first American author to win the prize in its 48-year history. US authors became eligible in 2014. THE SELLOUT is a searing satire on race relations in contemporary America. It is described by The New York Times as a "metaphorical multicultural pot almost too hot to touch," while the Wall Street Journal called it a "Swiftian satire of the highest order. Like someone shouting fire in a crowded theatre, Mr. Beatty has whispered 'Racism' in a postracial world."

Anthony Awards 2016

Bouchercon, the World Mystery Convention, is pleased to announce the Anthony Award winners for 2016. 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 2016

The Macavity Award winners were announced at the Bouchercon 2016 Opening Ceremonies on September 15, 2016.

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.

Barry Awards 2016

The winners of the Barry Award, presented by Deadly Pleasures magazine, were announced at the Bouchercon 2016 Opening Ceremonies on September 15, 2016.

International Thriller Writers Awards 2016

On July 9, 2016, during ThrillerFest XI, the International Thriller Writers (ITW) announced the winners of the 2016 Thriller Awards at the Grand Hyatt in New York City.

The Man Booker International Prize 2016

THE VEGETARIAN by Han Kang has been awarded the 2016 Man Booker International Prize. Han is a South Korean author who currently teaches creative writing at the Seoul Institute of the Arts. Already very successful in South Korea, she has been awarded the Yi Sang Literary Prize, the Today's Young Artist Award, and the Korean Literature Novel Award. THE VEGETARIAN is her first novel to be translated into English.

The Audie Awards 2016

The Audio Publishers Association (APA) has announced the winners of the 2016 Audie Awards®, the premier awards program in the United States recognizing distinction in audiobooks and spoken-word entertainment.

Edgar Allan Poe Awards 2016

Mystery Writers of America has announced the winners of the 2016 Edgar Allan Poe Awards, honoring the best in mystery fiction, nonfiction and television published or produced in 2015. The Edgar® Awards were presented to the winners at the 70th Gala Banquet on April 28, 2016 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City.

2016 Pulitzer Prizes

The 100th annual Pulitzer Prizes in Journalism, Letters, Drama and Music, awarded on the recommendation of the Pulitzer Prize Board, were announced on April 18, 2016.