Literary Awards

The importance of literature to society is marked in one way by the number of awards that are given out. Some of the most famous American prizes include the Pulitzer, the Caldecott, the Newbery and American Book Award. Almost every country in the world promotes their history, culture and merits through prizes for their authors.

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What is Salvatore Quasimodo's birthday?

Salvatore Quasimodo was born on August 20, 1901.

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The Catcher in the Rye

What do the ducks symbolize in the cather in the rye?

Constancy. Something that can be relied upon. Something that isn't "phony".

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What Russian literary award was established in 1881?

It was the Pushkin award. Named after a great Russian poet A.S.Pushkin, the award ('Pushkinskaya premiya') was established by the St.Petersburg Academy of Science and was one of the most prestigeous literary awards in Russia. Awarded 23 times until it was scrapped under Bolsheviks in 1919, the Pushkin award was re-established under Boris Yeltsin in 1994 as a state literary award.

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John Steinbeck
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What singer was given the John Steinbeck Award?

The list includes: Bruce Springsteen, Jackson Browne, and Joan Baez According to the official site: * Given to Bruce Springsteen, October 26, 1996 * Given to John Sayles February 14, 1998 * Given to Arthur Miller, April 22, 1999 * Given to Jackson Browne, February 26, 2002 * Given to Studs Terkel, October 2, 2002 * Given to Joan Baez, February 26, 2003 * Given to Sean Penn, September 10, 2004

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Nobel Prize Winners

Which statesman won the 1953 Nobel Prize for Literature?

Winston Churchill

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William Shakespeare
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What awards did William Shakespeare win?

Literary awards as we know them today, such as the Pulitzer Prize and The Nobel Award for Literature, did not exist in Shakespeare's time.

There weren't any for him to win.

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In Cormac McCarthy's The Road who is the narrator?

The narrator is Tom Stechschulte.

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Who was the last Indian woman to win the man Booker prize?

kiran desai

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William Shakespeare
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Did William Shakespeare win a national book award?

Alas, National Book Awards were invented long after Shakespeare died, 334 years after in fact, but Shakespeare would not have qualified for one anyway because he was not American. In fact, when he lived, there was no such thing as Americans.

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What award did Carl Sandburg win?

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Has anyone won the caldecott more than once?

Yes, David Wiesner has won 3 and has a promising 4th.

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Joseph Pulitzer

How did Joseph Pulitzer die?

Joseph dies, when he was shot in the head.

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Judy Blume
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What is Judy Blume's writing style?

Judy Blume, whether writing for adults, young adults, adolescents or primary school children, is a wonder. Her essential core style is the same. Her style is one of didactic narrative In other words, she uses story telling to get her message across. She is a first rate story teller using humor (where appropriate) to emphasis her points. True she's been criticized for being "issue led" which is farcical when one considers that she more or less invented the genre.

I don't think I'm exaggerating if I say that Judy Blume, virtually single handed, changed the style and nature of writing for children and young people in a way that not even Enid Blyton was able to achieve, but I'm sure that's because Enid Blyton didn't live in the age of instant communication.

I wouldn't worry about what is Judy Blume's style if you enjoy reading her books. That's enough. If you want to know what makes her books so readable, well, that's her talent.

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Which children's book won the Caldecott Medal in 1986?

The Polar Express by Chris van Allsburg won the 1986 Caldecott Medal.

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What book awards has David Patneaude won?

David has MANY awards! Here are just a few. He is a three-time nominee for the Missouri Mark Twain Award: Deadly Drive, 2007-2008; Thin Wood Walls, 2006-2007; Framed in Fire, 2001-2002 Ranked as one of the top “Mystery Authors to Investigate” by the Irving (Texas) Public Library Chosen as a “Favorite Author of Boy Books” by the ALA Association for Library Services to Children (ALSC) Named to the New York Public Library Books for Teenage Visit his web page at www.patneaude.com

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What awards did carl hiaasens book flush win?

green earth book award

book sense book of the year honor award

NAPPA gold award

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What award did Theodore Taylor return and why?

In 1970, Theodore Taylor received the Jane Addams Children's Book Award for his book, The Cay. However, The Cay soon became the subject of harsh criticism and was banned in some places for being "racist." Therefore, the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom asked Taylor to return the award in 1976. Mr. Taylor complied, but was adamant that his book was meant to better race relations and harbor more understanding.

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Lois Lowry

What awards have Lois Lowry won?

Lois Lowry has won the Children's Literature Award (for A Summer to Die), the American Library Association Notable Book Award (for Autumn Street), the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, the Golden Kite Award, the Society of Children's Book Writers and Child Study Award (all for Rabble Starkey), the Newbery Medal, the National Jewish Book Award, the Sidney Taylor Award (all for Number the Stars), and the Newbery Medal again (for The Giver).

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Jacqueline Wilson
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What awards has Jacqueline Wilson won?

Jacqueline has been on countless shortlists and has won many awards, including the Smarties Prize, and the Children's Book Award. The Illustrated Mum won the Guardian Children's Fiction Award and the 1999 Children's Book of the Year at the British Book Awards. It was also shortlisted for the 1999 Whitbread Children's Book Award. The Story of Tracy Beaker won the 2002 Blue Peter People's Choicse Award.

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James Patterson
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What was James Patterson's Edgar award for?

thomas berryman number

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John Steinbeck
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Nobel Prize Winners

Which of John Steinbeck's books won the Nobel Prize for Literature?

The Nobel Prize for Literature is bestowed on an author, not on a book. Steinbeck was awarded the Nobel for his entire body of work, his writing, and his contribution to literature.

The prize was not given for a particular book but "for his realistic and imaginative writings, combining as they do sympathetic humour and keen social perception."

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Who won 1953 national book award in US?

Ralph Ellison for Invisible Man

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The Catcher in the Rye

What does the Broken Record in The Catcher in the Rye symbolize?

The "Little Shirley Beans" record represents childhood and Holden wants to give it to Phoebe because he wants her to stay a child forever. The record plays the same song and never changes, just as how he does not want Phoebe to change, and the breaking of the record symbolizes the problem in Holden's plan and how he cannot actually keep her a child forever.

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Who was the first person to win the Caldecott award?

The first person to win the Caldecott Award was Dorothy P. Lathrop, for her illustrations in the book Animals of the Bible.

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Things about Alice walker writer poetry author?

well Alice Walker is a poet that wrote The Color Purple, it's an awesome book!

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