CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), selected five books as finalists for the 2023 William C. Morris Award, which honors the year’s best books written for young adults by a previously unpublished author. YALSA will name the Morris Award winner at the Youth Media Awards on Jan. 30, 2023, during ALA’s LibLearnX: The Library Learning Experience.
CHICAGO - The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), selected five books as finalists for the 2023 Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Award, which awards the best in nonfiction published for young adults ranging in age from 12 through 18 years, highlighting excellence in writing, research, presentation and readability for young adults.
CHICAGO — The Library Research Round Table of the American Library Association will present the 2023 Jesse H. Shera Award for the Support of Dissertation Research and the 2023 Jesse H. Shera Award for Distinguished Published Research. The deadline for submitting entries is Feb. 15, 2023. The LRRT Shera Award Committee will judge the entries for the competition.
CHICAGO — A total of 43 books (22 fiction, 21 nonfiction) has been selected for the longlist for the 2023 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction. The list is now available on the awards’ website. The six-title shortlist—three each for the fiction and nonfiction medals—will be chosen from longlist titles and announced on November 15, 2022.
Join the ALA Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) and the Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) along with banned author David Levithan, library professionals, authors, and friends for this 2022 Freedom to Read Celebration, Merritt Fund fundraiser, and reception.
“The Eagles Claw” by Jeff Shaara A novel of the Battle of Midway published by Ballantine Books is the winner of the 2022 W. Y. Boyd Literary Award for Excellence in Military Fiction.
The W.Y. Boyd Literary Award honors the best American Military Fiction set in a period when the United States was at war. The $5,000 award and citation, donated by the late author W.Y. Boyd II, recognizes the service of veterans and encourages the writing and publishing of outstanding war-related fiction.