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‘Kirkus’ Prize 2016 winners announced

US publication Kirkus Reviews has announced the winners of its annual literary prize. The fiction prize was awarded to C E Morgan’s The Sport of Kings (Fourth Estate), an ‘epic novel steeped in American history and geography’; the nonfiction prize went to Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Susan Faludi’s investigation of ‘modern transsexuality’, In the Darkroom (HarperCollins); and the young readers’ literature prize went to As Brave As You by Jason Reynolds (Atheneum Books), a contemporary novel for readers aged nine to 12 that ‘gently explores the past’s repercussions on the present’. Each of the winners receives US$50,000 (A$65,220). Books that earned a Kirkus Star were automatically nominated for the Kirkus Prize, which was chosen by a panel of writers, booksellers, librarians and Kirkus critics. For more information about the winners and to see the list of finalists, visit the Kirkus website here.


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