Topics

Pulitzer Prize Awards
Kirkus announces finalists for its first book prizes, each $50,000
Kirkus announces finalists for its first book prizes, each $50,000

Kirkus Reviews, the influential book review journal, on Tuesday announced the nominees for the first-ever Kirkus Prizes in fiction, nonfiction and young readers' literature. The young readers' literature category is divided into three subcategories -- picture books, middle grade and young adult -- but only one winner among those subcategories will be named. The winner in each category, to be announced in Austin, Texas, on Oct. 23, will receive $50,000. This makes the prize one of the most lucrative in literature; the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize each come with a $10,000 award. Familiar names among the Kirkus Prize finalists include novelists Siri Hustvedt and...

Loading