Saunders wins the prize. Yay! And more publishing news.

George Saunders won the 2013 Story prize for his collection Tenth of December.

 I love that book. Such great news for a wonderful writer and a very nice man. 

Also, here’s the LA Times Book Prize Finalists. “Finalists for the 2013 L.A. Times Book Prizes were named in 10 categories: biography, current interest, fiction, graphic novel/comics, history, mystery/thriller, poetry, science and technology, the Art Seidenbaum Award for first fiction, and young adult literature.”

Don’t you love how the categories seem expanded from the norm?

Also, there was more Twilight fan fiction sold – um, yay? Nay.

But good for this Aussie. Pretty sure there two million downloads were enough to get the traditional houses to open their doors- wide. 🙂

AND for readers, booksellers, and four authors, here are this week’s best sellers

Veronica Roth, Author
Concealed in Death
J. D. Robb, Author
The Fault in Our Stars
John Green, Author
Veronica Roth, Author
Six Years
Harlan Coben, Author