2021 National Book Awards Winners

Established in 1950, the National Book Awards are American literary prizes administered by the National Book Foundation. A pantheon of writers such as William Faulkner, Ralph Ellison, John Cheever, Bernard Malamud, Philip Roth, Norman Mailer, Saul Bellow, Toni Morrison, Flannery …


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2021 World Fantasy Award Winners

The World Fantasy Awards winners for works published in 2020 were announced during the World Fantasy 2021 convention, held November 4th through 7th in Montreal.

Life Achievement Awards, presented annually to individuals who have demonstrated outstanding service to the fantasy …


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Damon Galgut Wins 2021 Booker Prize

Earlier this month, The Promise by Damon Galgut was awarded the 2021 Booker Prize for Fiction.

Maya Jasanoff, chair of the Booker Prize 2021 judges, said, “We arrived at a decision after a lot of discussion and arrived at a …


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Mohsin Zaidi Wins 2021 Polari First Book Prize

Founded by journalist and author Paul Burston, the Polari First Book Prize is awarded annually to a writer whose first book explores the LGBT experience, whether in poetry, prose, fiction, or non-fiction. This year the prize was awarded to Mohsin …


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2021 Booker Prize Shortlist

Patricia Lockwood, Damon Galgut, Richard Powers, Anuk Arudpragasam, Nadifa Mohamed, and Maggie Shipstead have been announced as the six authors shortlisted for the 2021 Booker Prize for Fiction which aims to promote the finest in fiction by rewarding the best …


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2021 Dragon Awards

The Dragon Awards are a set of literary and media awards presented annually since 2016 for excellence in various categories of science fiction, fantasy, and horror novels, movies, television, and games. The Dragon Awards are among the few awards nominated …


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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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