2017 LITERARY AWARDS WINNERS


The 2017 Literary Awards will be presented at The 27th Annual Literary Awards Festival at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel (9500 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212) where Margaret Atwood (The Handmaid’s Tale, Oryx and Crake, The Blind Assassin) will be honored with the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award. Atwood has authored over 40 books in addition to her work as an environmental activist and inventor. The event will be hosted by award-winning actor and author Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation, The Founder, Fargo).

Winners in the following categories are:

Screenplay:
Guillermo del Toro and Vanessa Taylor, The Shape of Water
(Fox Searchlight)


Teleplay:
Thomas Schnauz, "Expenses” Better Call Saul
(AMC)


Fiction:
Martin Pousson, Black Sheep Boy
(Rare Bird)


Creative Nonfiction:  
Paul Kalanithi, When Breath Becomes Air
(Random House)


Research Nonfiction:
Elizabeth Letts, The Perfect Horse
(Ballantine)


Poetry:  
Solmaz Sharif, Look
(Graywolf)


Young Adult:
Stacey Lee, Outrun the Moon
(G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers)


Translation:
Kareem James Abu-Zeid, Confessions by Rabee Jaber
(New Directions)


Journalism:
Eli Saslow, “The White Flight Of Derek Black”
(The Washington Post)


Drama:
Lisa Loomer, Roe

— READ THE COMPLETE LIST OF LITERARY AWARDS FINALISTS —


 

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