The 42nd NAACP Image Awards nomination were announced earlier this month and Simon & Schuster imprints has five finalists for Outstanding Literary Work!
FOREST GATE: A Novel (Free Press, 9781439172179)
I’M STILL STANDING: From Captive U.S. Soldier to Free Citizen–My Journey Home (Touchstone, 9781416567486)
A BOY SHOULD KNOW HOW TO TIE A TIE: And Other Lessons for Succeeding in Life (Touchstone, 9781416566625)
MAMA MITI: Wangari Maathai and the Trees of Kenya (Paula Wiseman Books, 9781416935056)
Donna Jo Napoli (author) and Kadir Nelson (illustrator)
OUT OF MY MIND (Antheneum, 9781416971702)
Click here for a list of nominees.
The Independent Mystery Booksellers Association’s nominees for this year’s Dilys Award (an annual award given to the mystery titles of the year which the member booksellers most enjoyed selling and named after Dilys Winn—founder of the first specialty bookstore of mystery books in the United States) were announced. SAVAGES: A Novel by Don Winslow (Simon & Schuster, 9781439183366) is one of the six nominees. The award will be presented at the Left Coast Crime convention in March 2011. Click here for the full list of nominees.
And in more (more) award news, the National Book Critics Circle announced the finalists for its 2010 awards over this past weekend—and Scribner had finalists in two categories!
THE EMPEROR OF ALL MALADIES: A Biography of Cancer (Scribner, 9781439107959)
EMPIRE OF THE SUMMER MOON: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the most powerful Indian Tribe in American History (Scribner, 9781416591054)
CROSSING MANDELBAUM GATE: Coming of Age Between the Arabs and Israelis, 1956-1978 (Scribner, 9781416544401)
Winners will be announced on March 10, 2010. To see the full list of nominees, click here.
And in even more award news, the Mystery Writers of America announced the nominees for its 2011 Edgar Awards on January 19th (the anniversary of namesake Edgar Allan Poe’s birth).
BEST FIRST NOVEL BY AN AMERICAN AUTHOR
THE SERIALIST: A Novel (Simon & Schuster)
BEST FACT CRIME
FINDING CHANDRA: A True Washington Murder Mystery (Scribner)
Scott Higham and Sari Horwitz
Click here for the full list.