Jacqui Castle Named 2020 Indie Author of the Year

The Indie Author Project partners with curators and libraries across the U.S. and Canada to find the best indie-published books each year. The 2020 Indie Author of the Year, Jacqui Castle, won the top prize with her dystopian science fiction …


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2020 Booker Prize Shortlist

Diane Cook, Tsitsi Dangarembga, Avni Doshi, Maaza Mengiste, Douglas Stuart, and Brandon Taylor have been announced as the six authors shortlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize for Fiction which aims to promote the finest in fiction by rewarding the best …


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FT & McKinsey 2020 Business Book of the Year Shortlist

Presented by Financial Times and funded by the the management consultancy firm McKinsey & Compan, the Business Book of the Year Award, first presented in 2005, goes to the book that provides “the most compelling and enjoyable” insight into modern …


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2020 Hugo Award Winners

In a streaming ceremony, the 78th World Science Fiction Convention announced the winners of the 2020 Hugo Awards. The Hugos, presented annually since 1955, are science fiction’s most prestigious award. The Hugo Awards are voted on by members of …


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2020 Golden Crown Literary Society Award Winners

Since 2004, the Golden Crown Literary Society has been working to increase the visibility and quality of lesbian-themed literature. The GCLS Literary Awards, also known as The Goldies, are presented each year at the Annual GCLS Conference to recognize excellence …


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2020 Locus Award Winners

Last week, the Locus Science Fiction Foundation announced the winners of the 2020 Locus Award. Unlike most other literary awards, there is no special membership required to vote for the Locus Awards. Anyone can visit the Foundation’s website to nominate …


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Sonia Purnell Wins 2020 Plutarch Award

Sonia Purnell’s A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II has won the 2020 Plutarch Award for the Best Biography of 2019.

The Plutarch is the world’s only literary award …


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2020 Nebula Award Winners

Last month, the Science Fiction Writers of America announced the winners of their annual Nebula Awards. Since 1965, the Nebula Awards have been given each year for the best novel, novella, novelette, and short story eligible for that year’s …


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