- The Mystery Writers of America announced the 2007 nominees for the Edgar Awards on January 19th (the birthday of Edgar Allan Poe.)
- The National Book Critics Circle presents awards each year for the finest books and reviews published in English. On January 22 they announced their 2006 finalists. They also began a 30 books in 30 days project on their Critical Mass blog where they will feature one of the finalists each day until the award ceremony.
- Also on January 22nd, the American Library Association announced the winners of its Newbery, Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Geisel, and Printz awards for the best children’s and young adult literature.
It's book award season
Book awards seem to have news in bunches and this is one of the weeks that happens.