| By Gale Staff |
A new year brings accolades that recognize “best of” and award winners in movies, music, and of course closest to our heart, literature. While we don’t have a red carpet to walk or a fancy frock to don, we’re just as proud of our more than 120 published titles recognized by major review publications and literary awards. You’ll find our titles on lists from tried-and-true resources including The New York Times, Publishers Weekly, The Washington Post, and Amazon. In addition, we’re enjoying accolades from such prestigious organizations as:
National Book Award: American literary prizes administered by the National Book Foundation, a nonprofit organization to celebrate the best literature in America, expand its audience, and ensure that books have a prominent place in American culture.
Carnegie Medal: The first single-book awards for adult books given by the American Library Association that reflect the expert judgment and insight of library professionals who work closely with adult readers.
Booker Prizes: The leading literary award in the English-speaking world, it’s a mark of distinction for authors to be selected for inclusion in the shortlist or even to be nominated for the “longlist.”
Nobel Prize in Literature: One of the five Nobel Prizes established by the 1895 will of Alfred Nobel, it’s bestowed by the Swedish Academy to authors for outstanding contributions in literature.
We even landed on two lists that significantly influence readers’ book selections. First, Oprah’s Book Club. Second, Obama’s book list – a list he calls a “fun little tradition.” One that, according to InsideHook says “has even produced evidence of an Oprah-adjacent ‘Obama effect,’ in which every book he taps turns to gold.”
For a complete list of 2019 awards and “best of” lists featuring Thorndike Press titles, contact your sales consultant.