THE 14TH ANNUAL SHORTY AWARDS

The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media and digital. View this season's finalists!

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From the 10th Annual Shorty Awards Best in Literature

Fact: we need literature. Fiction: Literature are a dwindling genre. Whether they are telling their story or someone else’s, seeking to educate or entertain, books can provide some of the most important commentary on society. There literary figures all use social media to expand upon their messages in the book and interact with their readers.

Nominees

Atul Gawande
In addition to serving as staff writer for The New Yorker since 1998, Atul Gawande has written an i…
winner
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has been one of the most internationally-acclaimed authors over the past 1…
finalist
Cleo Wade
The New Orleans-born Cleo Wade has accomplished an incredible amount by the young age of 28. The po…
Colson Whitehead
According to Twitter, Colson Whitehead could be “just another down on his luck carny with a pocketf…
Curtis Sittenfeld
The sensational 2016 novel Eligible—a modern retelling of the classic Jane Austen tale Pride and Pr…
Darcie Wilder
For years, Darcie Wilder has been one of the queens of the internet, with thousands of social follo…
Dwight Garner
One of the most respected literary critics in the world, Dwight Garner has reviewed literature for …
finalist
Jon Ronson
Jon Ronson has been many things over his career: journalist, filmmaker, screenwriter, TV host, and,…
finalist
Jonny Sun
It’s impressive that an “aliebn confuesed abot humamn lamgauge” was able to write a graphic novel t…
finalist
Kevin Kwan
Author of the popular Crazy Rich series, Kevin Kwan was back on top in 2017 after publishing the 3r…
Owen King
There must be something in the King family DNA. The son of famed authors Stephen and Tabitha, Owen …
finalist
Rebecca Traister
Few writers have been as notable as Rebecca Traister over the last 12 months. As a writer-at-large …