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The National Book Awards are the nation's preeminent literary prizes, honoring outstanding Fiction, Young People's Literature, Poetry, and Nonfiction. This year's fiction prize went to Jesmyn Ward for Sing, Unburried, Sing



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Kazuo Ishiguro

The 2017 Nobel Prize in Literature has been awarded to the British author Kazuo Ishiguro (b. 1954). The Academy noted that Ishiguro, "in novels of great emotional force, has uncovered the abyss beneath our illusory sense of connection with the world". Read our interview in the B&N Review

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The Pulitzer Prize presents awards in the categories of Fiction, Drama, History, Biography, Poetry, General Nonfiction, and Music. This year's Pulitzer Prize in Fiction went to Colson Whitehead for The Underground Railroad

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Lincoln in the Bardo
The prestigious Man Booker Prize is given for a novel written in English. This year's winner is George Saunders for his first novel, Lincoln in the Bardo, an unconventional narrative set in a cemetery during the U.S. Civil War. He is the second American writer to win the award. Read our interview in B&N Reads.
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