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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 Andrew Sean Greer for his novel Less

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Congratulations to the 2017 Discover Award winners: Patty Yumi Cottrell for Sorry to Disrupt the Peace and Jessica Bruder for Nomadland. See all Winners & Finalists.



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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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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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The Accidental is the dizzyingly entertaining, wickedly humorous story of a mysterious stranger whose sudden ...
The Accidental is the dizzyingly entertaining, wickedly humorous story of a mysterious stranger whose sudden appearance during a family’s summer holiday transforms four variously unhappy people. Each of the Smarts–parents Eve and Michael, son Magnus, and the youngest, daughter Astrid–encounter ...
The Booker Prize-winning contemporary morality tale—cleverly disguised as a comic novel—from the acclaimed author of ...
The Booker Prize-winning contemporary morality tale—cleverly disguised as a comic novel—from the acclaimed author of Atonement.On a chilly February day, two old friends meet in the throng outside a London crematorium to pay their last respects to Molly Lane. Both ...
In these breathtaking novellas, A.S. Byatt returns to the territory she explored in Possession: the ...
In these breathtaking novellas, A.S. Byatt returns to the territory she explored in Possession: the landscape of Victorian England, where science and spiritualism are both popular manias, and domestic decorum coexists with brutality and perversion. Angels and Insects is "delicate ...
A national bestseller, this extraordinary work of investigative reporting uncovers the identities, and the remarkable ...
A national bestseller, this extraordinary work of investigative reporting uncovers the identities, and the remarkable stories, of the CIA secret agents who died anonymously in the service of their country.In the entrance of the CIA headquarters looms a huge marble ...
In this ambitious novel of madness and release, shortlisted for the Booker Prize, Doris Lessing ...
In this ambitious novel of madness and release, shortlisted for the Booker Prize, Doris Lessing imagines the fantastical "inner-space" life of an amnesiac.Charles Watkins, a Professor of Classics at Cambridge University, has suffered a breakdown, confined to a mental hospital ...
In this tour de force of psychological unease—now a major motion picture starring Charlotte Gainsbourg ...
In this tour de force of psychological unease—now a major motion picture starring Charlotte Gainsbourg and Sinead Cusack—McEwan excavates the ruins of childhood and uncovers things that most adults have spent a lifetime forgetting—or denying. "Possesses the suspense and chilling ...
In this absorbing history of progressive-era America, acclaimed historian David Traxel paints a vivid picture ...
In this absorbing history of progressive-era America, acclaimed historian David Traxel paints a vivid picture of a tumultuous time of change that was the foundation for the twentieth century.. With WWI on the horizon, the struggles to end child labor, ...
A sad, chilling, precise exploration of deranged love. -- starred, Kirkus Reviews Will keep readers ...
A sad, chilling, precise exploration of deranged love. -- starred, Kirkus Reviews Will keep readers hooked. -- starred, Publishers Weekly The calm, organized life of Joe Rose is shattered one day when Joe takes part in a rescue effort to ...