Oct 4 – Oct 10, 2010 Edition Fall Book Awards Schedule Shaping Up

NEW YORK, NY/AUTHORLINK NEWS/October 4, 2010—Several important book awards are scheduled this fall. Here’s an overview of upcoming events.

The American Library Association will announce the winners of 2011 Newbery and Caldecott medals for distinguished American children’s books beginning at 7:30 a.m. on Monday, January 10, 2011. The ALA site has more information on those and other prizes awarded by the organization.

Other upcoming awards:

The winner of the 2010 Man Booker Prize for fiction will be named on Oct. 12, 2010, and the winner of the 2010 Nobel Prize in literature in mid-October at a date to be determined by the Swedish Academy, most likely October 14.

The finalists for the 2010 National Book Awards for fiction, nonfiction, poetry and young people’s literature will be announced on Oct. 13, 2010. Winners will be revealed November 17.

The shortlist for the National Book Critics Circle Awards in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, criticism, biography and autobiography or memoir will be announced on Jan. 22, 2011, and the winners will be presented on March 10, 2011.