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The National Book Awards Raised a Middle Finger to Book Bans

Last night’s ceremony marked the first in-person National Book Awards since 2019 (ever since the pandemic, the festivities have gone virtual). It was a night of celebration, but concerns hung over the festivities—about the distressing state of the publishing industry, to be certain, but also about the wave of book bans sweeping the country. Read more

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Meet the Longtime Librarian Being Honored at the National Book Awards

Some of the leading lights of literature will be honored at the National Book Awards in New York City next week. And for the second year in a row, the Literarian Award for Outstanding Service will be given to a librarian. Tracie D. Hall has championed books and readers at libraries in Seattle, Queens, Hartford and New Haven. She’s now executive director of the American Library Association… Read more

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2022 World Fantasy Award Winners

The World Fantasy Award winners for works published in 2021 have been announced during the 2022 World Fantasy Convention, held November 3-6, 2022 at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans. The Life Achievement Awards, presented annually to individuals who have demonstrated outstanding service to the fantasy field, went to Samuel R. Delany and Terri Windling. Read more

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