AbeBooks' Reading Copy

AbeBooks book blog

Advanced Search Browse Books Rare Books Textbooks
Advanced Search
Archive | prize RSS feed for this section

2010 BC Book Prizes

This year, I was lucky enough to attend the 2010 BC Book Prizes Awards Dinner and Gala. It was a thrill to be surrounded by book industry people, all talking about writing, publishing, and the evolution of the….(more)

Read more

Bram Stoker Award 2010

The winners of the Bram Stoker Awards were announced over the weekend at the annual banquet dinner, which this year was held in England on the pier in Brighton. Best Novel: Audrey’s Door by Sarah Langan Best First Novel: Damnable by Hank Schwaeble Best Long Fiction: The Lucid Dreaming by Lisa Morton Best Non-Fiction: Writers […]

Read more

Odd title glory for Crocheting Adventures with Hyperbolic Planes

Crocheting Adventures with Hyperbolic Planes by Daina Taimina wins the Diagram Prize/Bookseller Magazine’s annual award for the oddest book title of the year.

Read more

Orange Prize Long List

The Orange Prize, which is awarded for excellence, originality and accessibility in women’s writing, has released its long list for the 2010 prize which includes the most recent Booker winner Hilary Mantel. The Orange Prize Long List • Rosie Alison by The Very Thought of You • Eleanor Catton – The Rehearsal • Clare Clark […]

Read more

National Collegiate Book Collecting Contest

Book collecting is often thought of as a pursuit for your more mature years, I only would ever agree to that because if you are not careful it can cost a small fortune to buy all of the books that excite you, and often those means only come a little later in life. However expenditure […]

Read more

History of the Governor General Awards and new Winners

Today the winners of the Governor General’s Literary Awards were announced, including Kate Pullinger’s The Mistress of Nothing for the Fiction award and David Zieroth’s The Fly in Autumn for Poetry. You can check out the winners and shortlist on our Governor General’s Awards page. In other GG’s news we just conducted an interview with […]

Read more

Herta Müller awarded Nobel Literature Prize

The Nobel Prize for Literature has once again been awarded to an author who is not American. Herta Müller, the Romanian-born writer and poet who is now a German citizen, has been awarded the prize for her work, much of which concerns the harsh life in Romania under the dictator Nicolae Ceausescu. Her first published […]

Read more

Alice Munro Bows Out of the Giller Prize

Alice Munro has graciously bowed out of the running for the Giller Award.

Read more

Best of the National Book Awards – 60th anniversary celebration

The National Book Awards have acclaimed the finest writing in American literature for decades. To celebrate the 60th anniversary of these awards, the National Book Foundation has today launched a campaign to select the best book from the long list of fiction winners. John Updike, Ralph Ellison, Thomas Pynchon, Don DeLillo, Susan Sontag, Saul Bellow, […]

Read more

The Joys of Book Collecting According to a Prize Winning Collector

The National Post’s blog “The Afterword” features an interview with Canada’s first national book-collecting contest, Charlotte Ashley.

Read more

Switch to our mobile site