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Steven Millhauser Wins $20,000 Story Prize

Author Steven Millhauser has won the $20,000 Story Prize for his short story collection, We Others. The two runners-up, Don DeLillo and Edith Pearlman, were given $5,000 apiece.

Story Prize director Larry Dark had a conversation with the three finalists at the ceremony last night. Dark and Story Prize founder Julie Lindsey chose the finalists, drawing from a pool of among 92 books from 60 different publishers and imprints.

Here’s more from the release: “Millhauser is renowned for both his short stories and novels. He is the author of four previous story collections and seven novels, including Edwin Mullhouse and Martin Dressler: The Life and Times of an American Dreamer, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1997. His work has been translated into fifteen languages, and his story “Eisenheim the Illusionist” was the basis of the 2006 film The Illusionist.” (Photo via Michael Lionstar)

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Geoff Dyer Wins NBCC Criticism Award

Author Edith Pearlman has won the National Book Critics Circle (NBCC) award for for fiction for her collection, Binocular Vision: New & Selected Stories (Lookout Books) and Maya Jasanoff has won the nonfiction award for Liberty’s Exiles: American Loyalists in the Revolutionary World (Knopf).

Geoff Dyer took the criticism award for Otherwise Known as the Human Condition: Selected Essays and Reviews (Graywolf Press). On Sunday, we will host a free online viewing of Andrei Tarkovsky’s Stalker in honor of Dyer’s most recent book, Zona.

The award ceremony was held at the New School’s Tishman Auditorium in New York City. We’ve rounded up all the winners below…

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Story Prize Finalists: Free Samples

Today the finalists for the 2010 Story Prize were announced, picked from a slate of 92 books nominated by 60 different publishers or imprints. The winner will receive a $20,000 prize and both of the runner-ups will receive a $5,000 prize.

Below, we’ve collected free samples of the nominated books. The winner will be revealed in a ceremony at New School’s Tishman Auditorium in New York City at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 21.

The Angel Esmeralda by Don DeLillo (Scribner)

We Others by Steven Millhauser (Alfred A. Knopf)

Binocular Vision by Edith Pearlman (Lookout Books)

National Book Award Finalists: Free Samples

The National Book Award finalists were revealed today on the Think Out Loud radio show. We live blogged all the action. Below, we’ve linked to free samples of all the finalists.

Here’s more about the announcement: “The twenty Finalists for the 62nd National Book Awards will be announced on Oregon Public Broadcasting’s morning radio program, Think Out Loud, in front of a live audience at the new Literary Arts Center in Portland, Oregon.”

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The Rona Jaffe Foundation Unveils 2011 Writers’ Award Winners

The Rona Jaffe Foundation has announced the 2011 Writers’ Award winners. Each winner will receive a $25,000 prize.

The six winning writers include Melanie Drane (poetry), Apricot Irving (nonfiction), Fowzia Karimi (fiction), Namwali Serpell (fiction), Merritt Tierce (fiction) and JoAnn Wypijewski (nonfiction).

The award ceremony will take place on September 22nd in New York City. Acclaimed short story writer Edith Pearlman will serve as the evening’s special guest speaker. Past recipients of this award includes Laura Newbern (poetry), Lan Samantha Chang (fiction) and Rachel Aviv (nonfiction).

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