Kirkus announces three new literary awards

Kirkus Reviews has announced the creation of three new literary awards. Each prize is worth $50,000 and will recognize exemplary works in the categories of fiction, nonfiction, and young adult literature.   Only titles with a starred review in Kirkus will be eligible to win. The jurors for each category will consist of a writer, a bookseller or librarian, and a Kirkus critic. Jurors will receive $1,000 for their service.

Finalists for each category will be announced September 30, 2014, with winners scheduled to be announced October 23, 2014 in Austin TX.

For more information see the Kirkus website.