By The Associated Press-Tribune Writers for the first time, the AP’s “Best Novel” list for the year has been updated.
The list was last updated in October.
The AP’s annual list of the 50 most important novels in the world is compiled by the literary agents and editors of the American Booksellers Association, which is a nonprofit organization whose members make up about one-fifth of the U.S. book industry.
The awards are awarded to the books that are considered to be the best of the best, and those that “prove to be an influential influence on contemporary literature and culture.”
They are not judged on literary merit.
In a press release, the organization called the awards “a powerful benchmark of our country’s literary achievements and its influence on the culture at large.”
The AP noted that in 2016, the number of books nominated rose by more than 50 percent, with three novels making the list.
This year, six new books have been nominated, including “The Best of Summer,” “I Know What You Did Last Summer,” and “The Art of the Take,” by Michael L. Kelly.
The “best novel” is a literary term that means the best book that is presented to the world.