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Kirkus Media announces new $50,000 literary prizes
Kirkus Media announces new $50,000 literary prizes

England has the Man Booker ($83,000) and the Folio Fiction Prize ($66,000). American poets have the Kingsley Tufts Award ($100,000) and the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize ($100,000). English-language writers worldwide, working in any genre, are eligible for the new Windham-Campbell Prizes ($150,000) administered by the Beineke Library at Yale. And now there's another big prize on the table: The Kirkus Award, which will be $50,000. Kirkus will award prizes annually in three categories: fiction, nonfiction and young readers literature. The announcement of the new awards program was made Wednesday in New York at an event held to coincide with Book Expo, the publishing industry's annual...

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