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 11th Annual Shorty Awards Best in Literature

In this wild world we are living in, book sales are up! People are reading more than ever! These twelve authors are among some of the best writers today. They also extend their skills to the digital space, chatting with readers, giving their take on the days news. However they choose to use social media, they’re doing something special.

For organizations working in the literature space, we recommend entering the Best in Publishing category to be recognized for your work. Sales are up! You did it!

Nominees

finalist
Angie Thomas
Writer and “lyrically dangerous” former teen rapper, Angie Thomas offers an empowered voice to youn…
Celeste Ng
Asian-American novelist Celeste Ng is “More than a novelist,” according to the New York Times, unve…
finalist
James S. Murray
Comedian and Impractical Jokers star James S. Murray is proving that a comic can have a serious sid…
finalist
Jason Reynolds
Already 17 years old when he read his first novel cover to cover, few could have guessed Jason Reyn…
finalist
Jenny Han
From children’s bookseller to in-demand bestselling author, young adult lit’s writing sensation Jen…
Jensen Karp
The Jewish “white rapper who ALMOST made it big,” Jensen Karp aka “Hot Karl” signed an “accidental”…
Lauren Oliver
New York Times bestseller and dystopian thriller author Lauren Oliver is a cutting-edge influencer …
Mark Manson
Self-help writer, and life enthusiast Mark Manson is here to show “why being an a**hole can be a va…
winner
Michelle Obama
From FLOTUS to best-selling author, Michelle Obama is a fierce online force. With record-breaking s…
finalist
Rupi Kaur
Author, spoken word performer and “poetess” Rupi Kaur is shining a light on life’s hidden sweetness…
Tahereh Mafi
The New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Shatter Me series and 2018 book A Very L…
Tomi Adeyemi
Entertainment Weekly is wondering, “is Tomi Adeyemi the new J.K. Rowling?” Launching to literary fa…