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A Busy Seven Days in the Book Award World

This past October, the shortlists for the National Book Awards were announced. Additionally, the New Academy, the temporary, unofficial replacement of the scandal-ridden Swedish Academy, awarded its New Academy Prize in Literature to Maryse Condé. The New Academy Prize is intended to replace the Nobel Prize in Literature which wasn’t awarded this year by the scandal-ridden Swedish Academy. Also  in October, the Man Booker Prize was awarded!

Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Here are three lists for you. First off, some of Maryse Condé‘s more notable books.


Next, the six Man Booker Finalists:


Finally, the National Book Award finalists in Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Translated Literature and Young People’s Literature: