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Latest National Book Award Stories

2013-12-21 23:02:10

The Prize recognizes outstanding achievements of individuals and organizations that have developed innovative means of creating and sustaining a lifelong love of reading.

Good Books Help You Read Minds
2013-10-04 10:01:02

Skills essential to processing fundamental complex social relationships can be strengthened by reading literary fiction, according to a new study.

2006-08-22 15:11:59

By Claudia Parsons NEW YORK (Reuters) - E.L. Doctorow and Stephen King are up against former presidential candidate Al Gore and a man who made a fortune writing about his dog for The Quills, a book prize that aims to bring some Oscar-style glitz to publishing.

2006-08-22 14:56:34

By Claudia Parsons NEW YORK (Reuters) - E.L. Doctorow and Stephen King are up against former presidential candidate Al Gore and a man who made a fortune writing about his dog for The Quills, a book prize that aims to bring some Oscar-style glitz to publishing.

2005-11-16 22:56:11

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Joan Didion won the prestigious National Book Award for nonfiction on Wednesday for her memoir on the death of her husband and the life they spent together.

2005-11-16 22:09:29

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Joan Didion won the National Book Award for nonfiction on Wednesday for her memoir on the death of her husband and the life they spent together.

2005-09-20 12:44:18

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Norman Mailer, one of America's most renowned and controversial authors, will be awarded a medal of honor for lifetime achievement by the National Book Foundation, the organization said on Tuesday.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.