The Indie Author Project partners with curators and libraries across the U.S. and Canada to find the best indie-published books each year. The 2020 Indie Author of the Year, Jacqui Castle, won the top prize with her dystopian science fiction …Read More
Rick Atkinson has won the 2020 George Washington Prize for The British are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777. The Prize recognizes the year’s best new books on early American history.
The three institutions that sponsor …Read More
Diane Cook, Tsitsi Dangarembga, Avni Doshi, Maaza Mengiste, Douglas Stuart, and Brandon Taylor have been announced as the six authors shortlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize for Fiction which aims to promote the finest in fiction by rewarding the best …Read More
The Old Drift by Namwali Serpell has been announced as the 34th winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award, the UK’s most prestigious prize for science fiction literature.
Tate Thompson, author of Rosewater and last year’s winner said: “…Read More
Presented by Financial Times and funded by the the management consultancy firm McKinsey & Compan, the Business Book of the Year Award, first presented in 2005, goes to the book that provides “the most compelling and enjoyable” insight into modern …Read More
Author Maggie O’Farrell has won the 2020 Women’s Prize for Fiction for her novel Hamnet.
About Hamnet, Martha Lane Fox, Chair of Judges, said: “The euphoria of being in the same room for the final judging meeting was …Read More
Debuting in 2001, the Young Lions Fiction Award is given each year to an American writer age 35 or younger for either a novel or a collection of short stories. A panel of award judges selected Brian Washington’s Lot from …Read More
Military Historian, writer, educator and Retired United States Army Colonel, David M. Glantz is the 14th recipient of the Pritzker Military Museum & Library Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing.
From the award announcement, “Glantz is the …Read More
The Waterstones Children’s Book Prize is an annual award given to a work of children’s literature voted on by the booksellers of Waterstones the biggest book retailer. First awarded in 2005, the purpose of the prize is “to uncover hidden …Read More
The Lodestar Award is an award given annually to a book published for young adult readers in the field of science fiction or fantasy. The name of the award was chosen because a lodestar is “a star that guides or …Read More
In a streaming ceremony, the 78th World Science Fiction Convention announced the winners of the 2020 Hugo Awards. The Hugos, presented annually since 1955, are science fiction’s most prestigious award. The Hugo Awards are voted on by members of …Read More
Last month, during a virtual Comic Con International, the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards were announced. Scroll all the way to the bottom to watch a video of the award ceremony, hosted by Phil Lamarr.
Commonly shortened to the Eisners, …Read More
Today, author Marieke Lucas Rijneveld and translator Michele Hutchison were awarded the Booker International Prize for the novel The Discomfort of Evening.
Each year the International Prize is given to a book translated into English in order to encourage …Read More
Since 2004, the Golden Crown Literary Society has been working to increase the visibility and quality of lesbian-themed literature. The GCLS Literary Awards, also known as The Goldies, are presented each year at the Annual GCLS Conference to recognize excellence …Read More
On July 11th, the International Thriller Writers announced the winners of the 2020 Thriller Awards during “Virtual” ThrillerFest on the International Thriller Writers Facebook page.
Best Hardcover NovelThe Chain by Adrian McKintyYou just dropped off your child …Read More
In recognition of the legacy of Shirley Jackson’s writing, and with permission of the author’s estate, The Shirley Jackson Awards are given annually for outstanding achievement in the literature of psychological suspense, horror, and the dark fantastic.
NovelThe Book …Read More
Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden has announced that Colson Whitehead, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novels The Nickel Boys and The Underground Railroad, will receive the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction during the 2020 Library of Congress …Read More
Last week, the Locus Science Fiction Foundation announced the winners of the 2020 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 …Read More
The shortlist of books being considered for the Arthur C. Clarke Award was just announced. The annual award, given for the best science fiction novel first published in the United Kingdom during the previous year, was established with a generous …Read More
The James Beard Foundation Awards are annual awards presented by the James Beard Foundation. Sometimes called the Oscars of the food world, the awards are voted on by more than 600 culinary professionals to recognize the best chefs and restaurateurs …Read More
Sonia Purnell’s A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II has won the 2020 Plutarch Award for the Best Biography of 2019.
The Plutarch is the world’s only literary award …Read More
Last month, The Horn Book Magazine announced the winners of the Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards. First presented in 1967, the Horn Book Awards celebrate excellence in children’s and young adult literature.
Picture Book Award WinnerSaturday by Oge MoraIn …Read More
Last month, 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 …Read More
The Klaus Flugge Prize was founded to honor publisher Klaus Flugge, a supremely influential figure in picture books. Flugge set up Andersen Press in 1976 and has discovered and nurtured many of today’s most distinguished illustrators including David McKee, Tony …Read More