The Pulitzer Prize presents awards in the categories of Fiction, Drama, History, Biography, Poetry, General Nonfiction, and Music. This year's Pulitzer Prize in Fiction went to Richard Powers for his novel The Overstory.
The National Book Awards are the nation's preeminent literary prizes, honoring outstanding Fiction, Young People's Literature, Poetry, and Nonfiction. This year's fiction prize went to Sigrid Nunez for The Friend.
The 2017 Nobel Prize in Literature has been awarded to the British author Kazuo Ishiguro (b. 1954). The Academy noted that Ishiguro, "in novels of great emotional force, has uncovered the abyss beneath our illusory sense of connection with the world". Read our interview in the B&N Review