Awards: Arabic Fiction Longlist; Plutarch Longlist; Farm Book

The longlist for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction 2018 has been announced. To see the 16 titles, click here. The shortlist will be announced in February, and the winner on April 24.


Biographers International Organization has selected 10 nominees for the 2018 Plutarch Award. After the Plutarch committee selects four finalists, members will vote and the winner will be announced at the annual BIO convention, in May in New York.

Grant by Ron Chernow (Penguin Press)
Ali: A Life by Jonathan Eig (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Richard Nixon: The Life by John Farrell (Doubleday)
Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder by Caroline Fraser (Metropolitan)
Milosz: A Biography by Andrzej Franaszek, translated by Aleksandra Parker and Michael Parker (Belknap Pres)
Lioness: Golda Meir and the Nation of Israel by Francine Klagsbrun (Schocken)
Elizabeth Bishop: A Miracle for Breakfast by Megan Marshall (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Jane Crow: The Life of Pauli Murray by Rosalind Rosenberg (Oxford University Press)
Lenin: The Man, the Dictator, and the Master of Terror by Victor Sebestyen (Pantheon)
Gorbachev: His Life and Times by William Taubman (Norton)


John Deere, That's Who!, the picture book by Tracy Nelson Maurer, illustrated by Tim Zeltner (Holt), has won the 2018 American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture Book of the Year Award. The award honors books that are "educational, help to create positive public perceptions about agriculture, inspire readers to learn more and touch their readers' lives as well as tell the farmer's story."

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