Celebrating the 2015 PEN Literary Awards on Scribd

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Honoring literary excellence across many genres, the PEN Literary Awards are some of the biggest prizes an American writer can aspire to. This year's longlist has just been announced, and we're proud to feature many of the nominees on Scribd. Check out our handy collection or scroll on to peruse the nominees by award.
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#FridayReads for 3/27

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Every Friday, our editors share which books, audiobooks, and comics have been keeping us company throughout the week. This week: A stunning debut from an 18-year-old British novelist, a melancholic meditation on the nature of place, a real-life tale of caring for the misunderstood beasts of the African Bush, and more.
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#FridayReads for 3/20

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Every Friday, our editors share which books, audiobooks, and comics have been keeping us company throughout the week. This week, a powerful collection of essays about what goes unsaid, a dystopian take on college admissions, and a history of ping pong featuring spies and hippies.
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Reading Around the World

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A few weeks ago, we asked our team of data nerds about reading activity around the world. We were pretty excited by what they came up, so we made it into a nice picture to share with you all. Enjoy!
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#FridayReads for 3/13

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Every Friday, our editors share which books, audiobooks, and comics have been keeping us company throughout the week. This week, a YA novel about a literally haunted teen, an epic history of the Progressive Age from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Team of Rivals, startling wise stories from a gifted debut author, and more.
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#FridayReads for 3/6

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Every Friday, our editors share which books, audiobooks, and comics have been keeping us company throughout the week. This week, a memoir from one of alternative rock’s biggest names, the secrets of influencing others, a harrowing story of World War II, and more.
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New & Noteworthy: February

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A new month, a new great selection of books for your reading pleasure, from hotly anticipated thrillers to ambitious independent fiction to some of the most talked-about memoirs in recent memory. We've got 'em all, any many, many more. Enjoy.
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#FridayReads: What Winter Storm? Edition

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What does it mean to be? It's a question often reserved for freshman year philosophy courses and late night bull sessions, but this week it also happened to be deeply intwined in the books we were reading. These books, in totally different ways, explore what makes you different from (or the same as) other people, why some people are chosen (or not), and what it means to be a live (and, of course, die). Heady stuff, but with half the country buried in snow, you might find yourself with plenty of time this weekend for contemplation.
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