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May 2013
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Susan Cain, author of the bestseller Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking (Crown), has won the prestigious Golden Gavel award. The award, presented annually by Toastmasters International, is given to an individual distinguished in the fields of communication and leadership. Cain will accept the award at a dinner in her honor, held during Toastmasters' annual convention August 23rd in Cincinnati, OH.
On May 15, 2013, The American Academy of Arts and Letters announced E.L. Doctorow as a recipient of their gold medal for the arts. The highly decorated Doctorow's books include All the Time in the World, Loon Lake, and Ragtime. Click here for more information about the award.
On Thursday, May 2nd, Mystery Writers of America presented the Edgar® Awards, widely acknowledged to be the most prestigious awards in the genre. Winners for the 2013 Award include The Expats: A Novel by Chris Pavone (Crown) for Best First Novel and The Last Policeman: A Novel by Ben H. Winters (Quirk Books) for Best Original Paperback. For more information, including a full list of winners, visit

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