2022 Lincoln Award Winners

Each year, teachers, students, and librarians throughout Illinois nominate adult and young adult books to be voted on by students. The twenty books that receive the most votes are given the Lincoln Award, encouraging teens to read for pleasure and …


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2021 Anthony Award Winners

During the last weekend of August, at a virtual celebration of Bouchercon, the world mystery convention, the winners of the Anthony Awards were announced. The “Anthonys,” named in honor of writer, reviewer, and editor Anthony Boucher, recognize the year’s …


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2021 American Book Award Winners

The American Book Awards were created to provide recognition for outstanding literary achievement from the entire spectrum of America’s diverse literary community. The purpose of the awards is to recognize literary excellence without limitations or restrictions. There are no categories, …


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2020 Agatha Award Winners

Last month the winners of the Agatha Awards were announced. The awards are presented annually during the Malice Domestic convention to honor books and stories first published in the United States during the previous calendar year. The Agathas celebrate the …


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2021 Locus Award Winners

Last week, the Locus Science Fiction Foundation announced the winners of the 2021 Locus Award. Unlike most other literary awards, there is no special membership required to vote for the Locus Awards. Anyone can visit the Foundation’s website to nominate and …


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2021 Pulitzer Prize

The 2021 Pulitzer Prizes were announced this month. Established in 1917 by provisions in the will of newspaper publisher Joseph Pulitzer, prizes are awarded yearly in twenty-one categories. For our purposes, we’ll skip the journalism awards and focus on the …


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2020 Nebula Award Winners

Last week, the Science Fiction Writers of America announced the winners of their annual Nebula Awards. Since 1965, the Nebula Awards have been given each year for the best novel, novella, novelette, and short story eligible for that year’s …


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2020 Bram Stoker Award Winners

Named in honor of the author of Dracula, the Bram Stoker Awards have been given every year since 1987 by the Horror Writers Association in celebration of horror writing in eleven categories, including novels, novellas, poetry, and screenplays. Previous …


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A. N. Wilson Wins 2020 Plutarch Award

A. N. Wilson’s The Mystery of Charles Dickens has won the 2021 Plutarch Award for the Best Biography of 2020.

The Plutarch is the world’s only literary award given to biographers by biographers. Named after the famous Greek writer, BIO …


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2021 Triangle Award Winners

The Publishing Triangle recently announced the winners of the Triangle Awards, honoring the best LGBTQ fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and trans literature. Founded in 1988, The Publishing Triangle works to create and support a sense of community for lesbian and gay …


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2021 Edgar Award Winners

The Edgar Allan Poe Awards (popularly called the Edgars) are presented every spring by the Mystery Writers of America to honor the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction, television, and film. Lists of all the nominees are available on the Edgar …


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2020 Los Angeles Times Book Prizes

The L.A. Times Book Prizes are dedicated to championing new voices and celebrating the highest quality of writing from authors at all stages of their careers. The prizes are committed to literary excellence, to intelligence and engagement, and to the …


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2021 Christopher Award Winners

First presented in 1949, the Christopher Awards were established by Father James Keller to salute media that “affirm the highest values of the human spirit.” Their goal is to encourage men, women and children to pursue excellence in creative arenas …


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The 2021 Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards

Since 1936, the Anisfield-Wolf Awards have recognized books that make important contributions to our understanding of racism and human diversity. Cleveland poet and philanthropist Edith Anisfield Wolf established the book awards in honor of her father, John Anisfield, and husband, …


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2021 Bancroft Prize Winners

The Bancroft Prizes are awarded annually by Columbia University in the City of New York. Under the terms of the will of the late Frederic Bancroft, provision is made for two annual prizes to be awarded to the authors of …


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2021 Audie Award Winners

Recognizing the best in audiobook and spoken word entertainment, the Audio Publishers Association announced the 2021 Audie Award winners. This year’s panel of judges included authors Jennifer Egan, Tommy Orange, David Sedaris, Jerry Craft, V.E. Schwab, and Melissa de la …


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