Nominated in the Graphic Novel/ Comics category, Unterzakhn by Leela Corman is about immigrant life on New York’s Lower East Side at the turn of the twentieth century

Nominated in the Graphic Novel/ Comics category, Unterzakhn by Leela Corman is about immigrant life on New York’s Lower East Side at the turn of the twentieth century

The Los Angeles Times first awarded book prizes in 1980. The 2013 Los Angeles Time Book Prizes will be awarded to the best books across ten categories, published in the United States in the previous calendar year.

Uniquely, the categories include genres popular with readers such as Mystery/Thriller and Graphic Novel / Comics, as well as more traditional literary categories such as poetry and biography.

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Nicholl 2010 Fellow 2010 Destin Daniel Cretton wrote 'I Am Not A Hipster' during his fellowship year. The film, which he also directed, premièred at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.

2010 Nicholl Fellow Destin Daniel Cretton wrote ‘I Am Not A Hipster’ during his fellowship year. The film, which he also directed, premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.

Please note: the following post relates to the 2013 Nicholl Fellowships. For 2014 information please click here.

Entries for the prestigious and lucrative Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Don and Gee Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting are now open.

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The shortlist for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize have been announced for 2012. Six books are shortlisted in each of three categories – picture books, fiction for 5 to 12 year olds, and books for teens.

Rabbityness is a debut picture book by author/illustrator Jo Empson

Rabbityness is a debut picture book by author/illustrator Jo Empson

The Waterstone’s Children’s Book Prize was first awarded in 2005 by the bookchain that shares its name (though for the first two years of the Prize’s existence it was know as the Ottakar Children’s Book Prize before those stores were rebranded). Uniquely, the Prize is only open to authors who have published no more than three books, with the aim of uncovering hidden talent in children’s writing.

Much of the initial media attention has focused on Geoff Rodkey, whose debut novel The Chronicles of Egg: Deadweather and Sunrise has been nominated in the 5 to 12 category. Rodkey is an Emmy-nominated screenwriter whose writing credits included the animated series Beavis and Butt-head and comedy film Daddy Day Care. 

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