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Authors Victimized by Embezzler

Author Chuck Palahniuk and other clients of literary agency Donadio & Olson have collectively lost millions, victims of a long-running embezzlement scheme allegedly run by agency accountant Darin Webb. Webb reportedly confessed to embezzling at least $3.4 million in author advances and royalties from the agency since January 2011. Webb apparently gave a videotaped interview in March 2018 admitting to […]

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2018 RITA and Golden Heart Awards Winners

The RITA and Golden Heart Awards were presented by the Romance Writers of America at their annual convention in Denver CO on July 19, 2018. The RITA is presented for best novel, and the Golden Heart is a contest for the best novel by an unpublished novelist. Winners of genre interest follow. RITA for Paranormal Romance: Hunt the Darkness, Stephanie […]

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Purcell Wins Thumping Good Read Award

The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell (Raven)  won the 2018 WHSmith Thumping Good Read Award, which has been relaunched after a 15 year hiatus. The winner of the £10,000 prize was decided by combined voting from the public and award judges Peter James and Jojo Moyes. Established in 1992 by WHSmith booksellers, the Thumping Good Read Award celebrates “the most […]

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Dreams Before the Start of Time Wins Clarke Award

The winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award for best science fiction novel published in 2017 has been announced: WINNER: Dreams Before the Start of Time, Anne Charnock (47North) Sea of Rust, C. Robert Cargill (Gollancz) American War, Omar El Akkad (Picador) Spaceman of Bohemia, Jaroslav Kalfař (Sceptre) Gather the Daughters, Jennie Melamed (Tinder Press) Borne, Jeff VanderMeer (4th Estate) This […]

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The New Academy Prize in Literature

Swedish journalist Alexandra Pascalidou has founded The New Academy Prize in Literature with the intent of providing an international literature award since the 2018 Nobel Prize in Literature is not being awarded. The New Academy plans to dissolve on December 11, 2018. A longlist of 47 authors nominated by Swedish librarians has been announced, and includes several writers of genre […]

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The Struggles of Reading in an Apartment | Book Humor

The Struggles of Reading in an Apartment | Book HumorUgh. Sign up for the Penguin Random House newsletter to get more videos like this and tailored book recommendations: http://bit.ly/2k9u67A Subscribe to PRH: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4OnzY1OgwUE0XPAHpqlcvQ?sub_confirmation=1 PRH on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PenguinRandomHouse/ PRH on Twitter: https://twitter.com/penguinrandom PRH on Tumblr: https://penguinrandomhouse.tumblr.com/ PRH on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/penguinrandomhouse/ PRH on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/penguinrandom/ View on YouTube

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2017 Shirley Jackson Awards Winners

The 2017 Shirley Jackson Awards winners were announced July 15, 2018 during Readercon 29 at the Quincy Marriott in Quincy MA. The awards are presented for outstanding achievement in horror, psychological suspense, and dark fantasy fiction. Novel WINNER: The Hole, Hye-young Pyun (Arcade) Ill Will, Dan Chaon (Ballantine) The Bone Mother, David Demchuk (ChiZine) The Night Ocean, Paul La Farge […]

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2018 SFPA Grand Master Nominees

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Association (SFPA) has named three nominees for their Grand Master award: LeRoy Gorman, David Lunde, and Ann K. Schwader. The title is given “to an individual living at the time of selection whose body of work reflects the highest artistic goals of the SFPA, who has been actively publishing within the target genres of […]

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Robinson Wins Cordwainer Smith Rediscovery Award

Frank M. Robinson (1926-2014) is the winner of the 2018 Cordwainer Smith Rediscovery Award, intended to bring attention to lesser-known SF and fantasy authors. This year’s judges were Elizabeth Hand, Barry Malzberg, Mike Resnick, and Robert J. Sawyer. The award was announced July 13, 2018 during Readercon 29 at the Quincy Marriott in Quincy MA. For more information about the […]

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2018 Gemmell Awards Winners

The 2018 David Gemmell Awards winners were announced at a ceremony July 14, 2018 at Edge-Lit 7 in Derby, UK: The Legend Award for Best Fantasy Novel WINNER: Assassin’s Fate, Robin Hobb (Del Rey) Fall of Dragons, Miles Cameron (Orbit) Red Sister, Mark Lawrence (HarperCollins) Scorched Shadows, Steve McHugh (47North) Oathbringer, Brandon Sanderson (Tor) The Morningstar Award for Best Fantasy […]

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2018 Wellman Award Winner

The North Carolina Speculative Fiction Foundation (NCSFF) announced the winner of the 2018 Manly Wade Wellman Award during ConGregate 5 held July 13-15, 2018 at the Red Lion Hotel in High Point NC. The award recognizes “outstanding achievement in science fiction and fantasy novels written by North Carolina authors.” WINNER: Scourge, Gail Z. Martin (Solaris) Frost & Filigree, Natania Barron […]

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WisCon 42 Report

WisCon 42 was held May 25-28, 2018 at the Concourse Hotel in balmy Madison WI, with Saladin Ahmed and Tananarive Due as guests of honor. 924 full memberships were sold, plus 71 single day memberships. Programming offered 140 panels, solo presentations, and roundtables, focused on SF/F literature, diversity, feminism, disability, criticism, and more. Other options included 19 reading slots with […]

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2018 Endeavour Award Finalists

Finalists for the 2018 Endeavour Award have been announced: CrossTown, Loren W. Cooper (Xeno) Ironfoot, Dave Duncan (Night Shade) Portal of a Thousand Worlds, Dave Duncan (Open Road) The Cold Eye, Laura Anne Gilman (Saga) A Secret History of Witches, Louisa Morgan (Orbit) The award “honors a distinguished science fiction or fantasy book, either a novel or a single-author collection, […]

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2018 ESFS Awards Nominations

The European Science Fiction Society (ESFS) Hall of Fame Awards, Achievement Awards, and Chrysalis Award nominees have been announced, along with the names of the nominating countries: Hall of Fame Awards: Best Author Andreas Brandhorst (Germany) Marc Elsberg (Austria) Clelia Farris (Italy) Laurent Genefort (France) Derek Landy (Ireland) Anna Starobinets (Russia) Serhiy Zhadan (Ukraine) Best Artist Igor Baranko (Ukraine) Paul […]

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2018 Baen Fantasy Adventure Award Finalists

Finalists for the fifth annual Baen Fantasy Adventure Award have been announced: “Spun of Salt and Stone”, Deborah L. Davitt “The Lady of Pain”, Steve DuBois “Deny the World with a Thought”, Benjamin Scott Farthing “The Puzzle Vault”, Auston Habershaw “The Memory Bank & Trust”, Patrick Hurley “Ashes for Ashes”, Kevin Kauffmann “Luchadora”, Melissa Mead “The Deadliest Dish”, David Samuels […]