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Image from This One Summer, originally excerpted by Comics&Cola

Eisner Awards: This Year’s Award-winning Graphic Novels

This past Friday at San Diego ComicCon, the Eisner awards were given out to honor the best comics published in 2014. Many categories were honored, from best anthology to best writer. When many people think of comics, they think of short-form works like the Sunday morning newspaper funnies or single[…]

by × July 16, 2015 ×

The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy Books of 2014 (Nebula Awards)

The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy Books of 2014 (Nebula Awards)

This past weekend in Chicago, the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) announced the Nebula award winners for the best sci-fi and fantasy of 2014. Rather than a small panel of judges, the Nebula award winners are chosen by all SFWA active members, who consist of professional fantasy[…]

by × June 9, 2015 ×

Radical Fairy Justin Vivian Bond and Tony-award winner Alan Cumming at the 2015 Lambda Literary Awards

Lambda Literary Award 2015 Winners Announced

As we delve into our exploration theme this month, it’s not only literal mountains and streams we cross. The best exploration in books comes from our ability to put ourselves in another person’s shoes. The march of history seems to be towards acceptance. We come to recognize that different isn’t[…]

by × June 4, 2015 ×

Yours truly reading from my first Pushcart Prize Anthology

Pushcart Prize 2015: “Like Discovering Yet One More Galaxy”

Winners have just been announced for one of my favorite prizes, the Pushcart Prize. I’m not the only one, Publisher’s Weekly named it “among the most influential projects in the history of American publishing.” This is a prize that’s given only to works that were originally published by alternative presses[…]

by × May 28, 2015 ×

Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award Winners Announced

Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award Winners Announced

Last night two major poetry awards were announced. Based out of Claremont Graduate University in California, the awards are given only to Americans. In honor of National Poetry Month, I hope you’ll take a minute today to take a closer look at the stellar writers honored at last night’s ceremony.[…]

by × April 18, 2015 ×

Women’s Fiction You Don’t Want to Miss: Bailey’s Women’s Prize

Women’s Fiction You Don’t Want to Miss: Bailey’s Women’s Prize

If you haven’t heard of the Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction, that may be because it has changed its name. It was formerly the Orange Prize, but also the straightforward Women’s Prize for Fiction. But now everyone’s favorite Irish liqueur has offered to help sponsor it, and the Bailey’s Women’s[…]

by × March 13, 2015 ×

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2014 National Book Awards for Fiction

2014 National Book Awards for Fiction

This week the National Book Award Winner was announced. We love book awards because it helps us if we need a little extra push deciding on a book to read! With awards to celebrate everything from high brow fiction to mysteries to children’s books you’d be hard-pressed not to find[…]

by × November 21, 2014 ×

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2014 ALA Best Books for Children

2014 ALA Best Books for Children

Last Week the American Library Association announced the winners of the most prestigious awards in children’s literature. We thought we would pass on the good news to you. Here are the top wins, but for the full list of ALA honored books visit the site here┬áhere. Caldecott Medal Winner Locomotive[…]

by × February 7, 2014 ×

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Prep for the Golden Globes: Books as Movies

Prep for the Golden Globes: Books as Movies

We love movie award season. Just because you love books doesn’t mean you can’t love movies, too! But the extra sweet spot is when you read a book, love it and then they make a movie of it and you love that too. It doesn’t happen that often so in[…]

by × January 10, 2014 ×