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Here Are The 2017 National Book Award Winners

Congratulations to Masha Gessen, Jesmyn Ward, Frank Bidart and Robyn Benway!<p>Journalist Masha Gessen and novelist Jesmyn Ward were among the big winners Wednesday night as authors, publishers and literary benefactors gathered in New York City to celebrate the 68th National Book Awards …

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The 27 Best Books on Writing

An Editor's Advice to Writers<p>For both established and prospective authors alike, the publishing house can seem like a jungle. Luckily, Betsy Lerner is here to lead a safari, citing her vast collection of experiences as an editor as her field guide. <i>The Forest for the Trees</i> motivates writers by …

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100 Must Reads of Magical Realism

Sponsored by Penguin Random House Audio.Listening to an audiobook can transport you to a galaxy far away, lead you to an ancient land full of magic, …

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21 awesome books that Satya Nadella, Kevin Johnson and other top tech leaders recommend this autumn

Getting a read on attendees and speakers at the GeekWire Summit doesn’t seem like such a difficult task. They’re likely into technology or science or …

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Top 9 Coming-Of-Age Novels

In a classic coming-of-age story or novel, the character undergoes adventures and/or inner turmoil in his/her growth and development as a human …

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Kazuo Ishiguro wins the Nobel prize in literature 2017

The British author behind books including Man Booker winner The Remains of the Day takes the award for his ‘novels of great emotional force’<p>The Nobel prize in literature 2017 – as it happened<p>The British author Kazuo Ishiguro said he was both honoured and “taken completely by surprise” after he was …

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Here Are The Finalists For The 2017 National Book Awards

It began with more than 1,500 books.<p>With all the works submitted by publishers, the judges for this year's National Book Awards have had their hands (and bookshelves) full the past few months. But that daunting number of contenders winnowed further Wednesday, as the National Book Foundation …

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13 Fiction Debuts And Breakthroughs That Live Up To The Hype

Originally published on Kirkus. For more from Kirkus, click here.<p><b>The Power</b> by Naomi Alderman<p>"Very smart and very entertaining." All over the world, teenage girls develop the ability to send an electric charge from the tips of their fingers. Read full book review.<p><b>In The Distance</b> by Hernan Diaz<p>"Not …

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23 Brilliant Books That Are Short Enough To Read In A Weekend

Get ready to make some room on your bookshelf.<p><i>We hope you love these book reccomendations! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.</i><p><i>Note: submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

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50 Books from the Past 50 Years Everyone Should Read at Least Once

1 of 50<p>A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 50<p>A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers<p>3 of 50<p>A Lesson …

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If you read one sci-fi series this year, it should be The Broken Earth | Ars Technica

The haunting trilogy by N.K. Jemisin won Hugo Awards two years running and changed sci-fi.<p>Sometimes a book series is so important that you want …

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Every book Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has recommended online

J.K. Rowling may be an acclaimed author, the queen of taking down trolls on Twitter, a screenwriter, and a philanthropist, but she’s also …

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The six must-read novels on this year’s Man Booker Prize shortlist

If you’re searching for a new book to lose yourself in, this year’s Man Booker Prize shortlist is the place to look.<p>The award’s judging panel narrowed this year’s selection down to just six finalists this morning (Sept. 13), with just four weeks to go until the latest winner is announced.<p><i>Lincoln in</i> …

Amazon Says These Are The 100 Books Everyone Should Read

Hidden away in the books department on Amazon.com, shoppers can find a list of 100 great reads everyone should read in their lifetime, recommended by …

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7 Captivating Books to Read This Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day is around the corner, and it’s time to put your reading muscles to the test with these seven must-read hits. Be sure to pack these into your bag for a long weekend of perfect last-minute summer reading.<p><b>1. The Cottingley Secret by Hazel Gaynor ($17):</b> Two girls convince the world that …

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The 15 best business books of all time

There are some books that never stop selling, and which the world's most influential people recommend across generations.<p>We've gone through our existing "best-of" lists and others to determine which business histories and management and investing guides have been most critically acclaimed.<p>We stayed …

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The Best Books of September 2017: From Salman Rushdie to Alice Waters

Arrivals in New York<p><i>New Yorker</i> writer Adam Gopnik tells the story of his move with his soon-to-be wife from Montreal to New York City in the 1980s in <i>At the Strangers’ Gate</i>. As he and his wife navigate the aspirational, bustling landscape of 1980s NYC, a larger story emerges: that of the city …

44 New Books to Read This Fall

<b>SEPTEMBER</b><p><b>9/5</b><b><br>Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire: A 500-Year History</b> <b><br>By Kurt Andersen</b> <i><br>Random House</i><br>From the counterculture to fake news: how the hell …

New Russia Revelation Highlights the Big Lie at the Center of Trump’s Campaign

A previously unreported e-mail reveals yet another Trump staffer discussing contact with Russians.<p>In the last several months of his campaign, <b>Donald Trump</b> and his aides repeatedly denied that anyone in his orbit had any contact with anyone connected to the Russian government. “That’s absurd,” …

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The Compelling Memoirs You Have To Read

Some call it navel-gazing. We call it too good to put down.<p>As much as we adore fiction, a good memoir really has a huge emotional impact on the …

Our Favorite Books of the Year (So Far) — You Won't Be Able to Put Them Down!

Now that we've passed the midway mark, it's time to start looking back at our favorite reads of the year. So far, there have already been some impressive page-turners. Our picks run the gamut, from scandalous historical fiction to riveting memoirs and epic YA fantasy. It's a wonder we've been able …

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Ten books every teacher should read

In the last decade, a wealth of books has brought together ideas to help teachers have the greatest impact on student learning. Here are just a few<p>Plato’s Republic, Rousseau’s Émile and Dewey’s Democracy and Education – there’s a strong case to be made, as Dennis Hayes has, that these are the only …

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11 books on the future of humanity that everyone should read

No one knows for sure what the next decade, century, or millennium will look like.<p>But many writers have imagined the future in their work, inviting us to travel through time.<p>We asked Lynn Lobash, manager of the New York Public Library's Reader Services department, to recommend the books about the …

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18 of the Best Coming-of-Age Books to Read at Any Point in Your Life

Whether you've freshly entered high school or you're stumbling through your 30s (or beyond), you never really stop growing up. For this very reason, books centered on coming-of-age tales are great for every age no matter what stage in life you're at. And many times, the core theme is so damn …

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44 Favorite Books of High Achievers

Want to accomplish more? Try reaching for a good book.<p>The people who accomplish the most in life are serious about self-improvement, which often comes in the form of a good book. Here are several dozen excellent reads, recommended by high-achieving founders and executives.<p>1. <i>Crossing the Chasm</i> by …

The Jane Austen novel you don’t know

Even Jane Austen devotees often haven’t read her final – and unfinished – novel. But ever since Austen’s death 200 years ago, many writers have taken it upon themselves to complete.<p>Jane Austen put down her pen as a novelist on 18 March 1817. She was working on a comedy which skewered a new health …

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100 best nonfiction books: No 76 – A Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft (1792)

This radical text attacked the dominant male thinkers of the age and laid the foundations of feminism<p>The term “feminism” did not exist when Mary Wollstonecraft wrote this short book (just 98pp in my Vintage Classics edition) and some critics have resisted its author’s identification with the …

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11 Classic Books You Must Keep on Your Bookshelf

Complete your library this Prime Day.<p>It's Prime Day, which means deals abound all over Amazon.com. While you're filling your cart, add these classics to your bookshelf or Kindle library—the BAZAAR editors tell you why they return to them time after time below. Plus, score the best tech deals for …

Pressure Makes Diamonds: Becoming the Woman I Pretended to Be

Presented with the Best Biography/Memoir Award at the 13th Annual African American Literary Awards Show!<p>“Written in a highly polished yet informal …

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