On Thursday, October 9th, it was announced that Alice Munro, “master of the contemporary short story”, had won the 2013 Nobel Prize for Literature. She is the 110th Nobel laureate and the thirteenth woman the win the prize - visit the Nobel website to find out more about the Literature prize. You can find many of her books in the library catalog.
Counting Down to the 2013 Man Booker Prize: The Winner!
Eleanor Catton's novel The Luminaries has won this year's Man Booker! Check our older posts to read about the Shortlist and the Longlist, or visit the Man Booker website for more information.
Other Noteworthy Awards
Agatha Awards are "given for materials first published in the United States by a living author during the calendar year, either in hardcover, as a paperback original, or e-published by an e-publishing firm. The Agatha Awards honor the 'traditional mystery'. That is to say, books best typified by the works of Agatha Christie as well as others." Check their website for the 2012 winners and nominees.
The winners of science fiction's most prestigious award, the Hugo, were announced on September 1st.
National Book Award finalists will be announced on October 16.
The 2012 Hammett Prize winners were announced on October 2nd. The Hammett Prize is awarded annual for "excellence in field of crime-writing" (adult fiction or narrative non-fiction).
The Crime Writers' Association Dagger Award released their last shortlists in August; the winners will be announced on October 24th. Some of the winners, such as the International Dagger and the Ellis Peters Historical Dagger, have already been announced.
The World Fantasy Award winners will be announced during the World Fantasy Convention (10/31-11/3). You can see the nominees on their website.