Awards Round-up: March 2017

by Lindsey National Book Critics Circle Awards Each year since 1976 the National Book Critics Circle awards books published in English in six categories: Autobiography, Biography, Criticism, Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry. Certain genres are excluded, including cookbooks, self-help books, reference books, picture books, and children’s books. Here are the winners for the 2016 publishing year! The […]

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Awards Round-up: February 2017

by Michelle C. Welcome to the February Awards Round-up! At the end of each month we compile the book, movie, television and music winners for that month. February has the double whammy of the Grammys and the Oscars. Get ready to place some holds! Academy Awards Presented annually on television, the Oscars can cause a flurry of […]

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59th Annual Grammy Awards

by Lindsey On Sunday the 59th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony was held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Billboard magazine called it “one of the best Grammys ever” and a highlight was Adele’s unforgettable tribute to George Michael covering his song “Fastlove.” With Freegal and your Sno-Isle Libraries card, you can listen to all the […]

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Awards Round-up: January 2017

by KP Welcome to the January Awards Round-up! Each month we gather together the book, movie, television and music winners for that month. A new year marks a new award season, and January offered a robust number of ceremonies honoring titles in the entertainment and publishing world. Some of the month’s biggest winners included:            […]

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Awards Round-up: December 2016

by Jocelyn Welcome to the December Awards Round-up! We are covering two different awards this month. The Center for Fiction First Novel Prize The “First Novel Prize is awarded to the best debut novel published between January 1st and December 31st of the award year. The author of the winning book is awarded $10,000 and […]

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Awards Round-up: November 2016

by Danielle November is a slow, quiet month, yet in between the zillions of words written for NaNoWriMo and Thanksgiving leftovers, several book and music awards were handed out. The National Book Awards Since 1950, The National Book Foundation has hosted the National Book Awards to celebrate the best of American literature and to enhance the cultural value […]

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Awards Round-up: October 2016

by Lindsey Welcome to the October Awards Round-up! A few important literary awards were distributed this month, with one big surprise. Here is an overview. The Dagger Awards Since 1955, the UK-based Crime Writers’ Association has awarded ten Daggers each year to works of quality crime writing. These awards are given to both crime fiction and […]

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Awards Round-up: September 2016

by Lindsey & Ruth Welcome to the September Awards Round-up! A combination of literary and media awards were handed out this month. Here is a brief overview of these awards and their winners. The Emmys The Emmy Awards recognize excellence in various areas of television and emerging media. They are selected by the sisters organizations Television Academy, […]

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Awards Round-up: August 2016

by Brian Welcome to The Biblio Files’ August Awards Round-up!  We are covering two award categories this month. Both bring a certain measure of spectacle and controversy. The Hugo Awards, presented annually since 1955, are science fiction’s most prestigious award.  Since 2013 the nomination process has been in a bit of turmoil.  Author George R.R. Martin discusses the impact […]

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Awards Round-up: July 2016

by Michelle C. Welcome to the July Awards Round-up! There was a nice mash-up of categories this month with a great selection of titles. We will start with the Longlist for the Man Booker Prize. The Man Booker Prize is awarded to a novel written in English and published in the UK. The winner will […]

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