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 …Read More
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 …Read More
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, …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.
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Last month, during a virtual Comic Con International, the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards were announced. Commonly shortened to the Eisners, these prizes, given for creative achievement in American comic books, are sometimes referred to as the comics industry’s equivalent …Read More
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 …Read More
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 …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 Catherine Lacey’s Pew from …Read More
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 …Read More
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 …Read More
David Diop and translator Anna Moschovakis have been awarded the Booker International Prize for the novel At Night All Blood Is Black.
Each year the International Prize is given to a book translated into English in order to encourage …Read More
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 …Read More
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 …Read More
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 …Read More
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 …Read More
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 …Read More
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 …Read More
The Secret Lives of Church Ladies by Deesha Philyaw has won the 2021 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction,
PEN/Faulkner is a nonprofit literary organization that promotes a lifelong love of reading and a connection to writing through public events, in-school education, …Read More
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, …Read More
Founded in 1974, the National Book Critics Circle Awards are given annually to honor outstanding writing and to foster a national conversation about reading, criticism, and literature. The awards are open to any book published in the United States in …Read More
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 …Read More
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 …Read More
The Year of Peril: America in 1942 by Tracy Campbell has won the New-York Historical Society’s Barbara and David Zalaznick Book Prize, which is awarded annually for a non-fiction book on American history or biography that is distinguished by …Read More
The Story Prize is an annual book award honoring the author of an outstanding collection of short fiction. Eligible books must be written in English and first published in the United States during a calendar year.
Three judges—critic and author …Read More