Daisy Johnson and Oyinkan Braithwaite nominated for Lithub awards


Welcome to Literary Hub’s third annual Academy Awards for Books. Of course, the Real Book Oscars are given out at the National Book Awards ceremony; so consider these the Fake Book Oscars—they’re extra fun because you don’t even have to dress up [Ed. note: dressing up IS fun]. In putting this list together, we figured out what each of the Academy Awards categories would look like if applied to the literary world—so Best Picture = Best Novel, etc.—and then we nominated a bunch of books and people for each. Congratulations, all.


Best Debut (Actor in a Supporting Role)

Oyinkan Braithwaite, My Sister, the Serial Killer
Akwaeke Emezi, Freshwater
Lisa Halliday, Asymmetry
Daisy Johnson, Everything Under
R.O. Kwon, The Incendiaries
Terese Marie Mailhot, Heart Berries


To view the complete list, click here.