2021 Nebula Award Winners

The Science Fiction Writers of America named 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 award.


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2022 NAACP Literary Image Award Winners

The NAACP Image Awards is an annual awards ceremony presented by the U.S.-based National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) to honor outstanding performances in film, television, theatre, music, and literature. In the Literary category, prizes are awarded to best fiction, nonfiction, debut author, biography/autobiography, instructional, poetry, children's, and teens.


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Megan Marshall Wins 2022 BIO Award

Megan Marshall is the winner of the 13th BIO Award, bestowed annually by the Biographers International Organization, to a distinguished colleague who has made major contributions to the advancement of the art and craft of biography.


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2022 Newbery Medal Winners

The Newbery Medal was named for eighteenth-century British children’s book publisher John Newbery. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution …


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This Is How They Tell Me the World Ends Named 2021 Business Book of the Year

This Is How They Tell Me the World Ends by Nicole Perlroth has been named the 2021 Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year. About the book, Roula Khalaf, FT editor and chair of judges, said: “Cyber security isn’t featuring highly enough on CEOs’ agenda. I hope this award will prompt them to read this book and pay attention.


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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 O’Connor, Thomas Pynchon, Alice Walker, E. Annie Proulx, Jesmyn Ward, and Ta-Nehisi Coates have all won National Book Awards.


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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 Zaidi for his coming-of-age memoir A Dutiful Boy: A Memoir of a Gay Muslim’s Journey to Acceptance.


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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 novel of the year written in English and published in the United Kingdom.


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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 and voted on directly by fans. As part of Atlanta's Dragon Con convention, the 2021 Dragon Awards were announced over Labor Day weekend.


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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 to become lifelong readers.


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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 best achievements in mystery and crime fiction.


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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, no nominees, and therefore no losers. The award winners range from well-known and established writers to under-recognized authors and first works.


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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 traditional mystery, best typified by the works of Agatha Christie. Find a complete list of winners and nominees at Mystery Scene.


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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 vote on books in each category. It's a egalitarian system that has led to a very diverse selection of winners.


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Catherine Lacey Wins 2021 Young Lions Fiction Award

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 a list of finalists including Meng Jin's Little Gods, Hilary Leichter's Temporary, Brandon Taylor's Real Life, C Pam Zhang's How Much of These Hills Is Gold.


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