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United States - Directories
United States - National Awards
- Academy of American
Poets: Awards and Prizes
A variety of prizes and awards that they grant.
Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) Book & Media
The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) administers literary
awards, including the Newbery, Caldecott, Sibert, Wilder, Carnegie,
Batchelder, and Belpre Medals and the May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture
- Boston Globe - Horn
Awarded for excellence in literature for children and young adults in
the categories of Picture Book, Fiction, and Nonfiction. Site also lists
- Bram Stoker Awards
Horror Awards from the Horror Writers Association.
- Edgar Allan
Poe Awards (Edgars) - Best Mystery Awards
The Edgar Allan Poe Awards® (the "Edgars®") are named after the Mystery
Writers Association's patron saint, Edgar Allan Poe, and are awarded
to authors of distinguished work in various categories of the genre.
- Hugo Awards
Science fiction awards
- National Book Critics Circle (NBCC)
An organization of nearly 700 active book reviewers that selects the
best book in five categories: fiction, general nonfiction, biography/autobiography,
poetry, and criticism.
- The National Book Foundation
(National Book Awards)
The mission of the National Book Foundation is to raise the cultural
appreciation of great writing in America. The Foundation has sought
to fulfill this mission in two ways. Through The National Book Awards
-- the nation's preeminent literary prize -- the Foundation recognizes
books of exceptional merit written by Americans. Through its unique
outreach programs featuring National Book Award authors, communities
participate in the writing life of the nation by reading and writing
- O. Henry Awards
The O. Henry Awards is an annual collection of the year's best stories
published in American and Canadian magazines and written by American
or Canadian authors. They are compiled in an annual volume by Random
- Pulitzer Prizes
Contains the works and profiles of Prize winners past and present, from
the Columbia Journalism Review.
& User Services (RUSA)
The Notable Books Council of the ALA Reference and User Services Association
(RUSA) compiles an annual list of "Notable Books for Adults" for the
general adult reader containing recommendations for fiction, nonfiction,
poetry; and an annual list of "Outstanding Reference Sources" for Small
and Medium-sized Libraries.
- Midwest Book Awards
The Minnesota Independent Book Publishers Association chooses books
from within the 12-state Midwest region: IL, IN, IA, KS, MI, MN, MO,
NE, ND, OH, SD & WI.
Mountains & Plains Independent Bookseller Association Inc. Regional
The purpose of the Regional Book Awards is to honor outstanding books
which are set in the Mountains & Plains “region”, which includes Colorado,
Wyoming, New Mexico, Utah, Idaho, Texas, Montana, Kansas, Arizona, Nebraska
and South Dakota.
- Pacific Northwest Booksellers
Association Book Awards
Since 1965 the PNBA has presented annual awards to recognize excellence
in writing from the Pacific Northwest (by authors and/or illustrators
residing within the five-state PNBA region (Washington, Oregon, Alaska,
Montana, and Idaho).
International - Directories
BookPrizeInfo.com is a database of information on book prizes, literary
awards and prizewinning books.
Use this site to search for new and forthcoming books, publishers and
literary awards and prizes in the United Kingdom.
Children's Book Centre: Canadian Awards Index
The Canadian Children's Book Centre maintains a comprehensive and up-to-date
list of Canadian book awards for the writing and illustrating of books
for young readers.
City Libraries: Literary Prizes & Awards
A compilation of awards and winning books and authors by a New Zealand
public library. Very nicely done with links to websites if they exist.
International - Awards
Alfaguara de Novela
The Alfagura Prize, an annual award for the best novel, is one the most
prestigious awards in Spanish literature.
- Man Booker Prize for
Any full-length novel, written by a citizen of the British Commonwealth
or the Republic of Ireland and published the current year, is eligible
for the prize.
- Canadian Booksellers
Association: Libris Awards
CBA Libris Awards, nominated and voted on by members of the Canadian
bookselling community, honour outstanding achievement in Canada’s bookselling
- Costa Book Awards
Formerly the Whitbread (Breweries) Award (Fiction). The award, administered
by the Booksellers Association of Great Britain and Ireland, is for
the best work of fiction written by an author who has lived in Great
Britain or Ireland for over three years. From Wordsworth booksellers.
- The International IMPAC
Dublin Literary Award
The International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award was established in 1995
as a joint initiative of Dublin City Municipal Government and the productivity
improvement company IMPAC. The Award is administered by Dublin City
- Nobel Prize
Find out facts about all Nobel Prize Laureates in Literature through
press releases, biographies, Nobel lectures, interviews, etc.
- Orange Prize for Fiction
The UK's largest annual literary award for a single novel and one of
the most prestigious and influential awards in the literary calendar;
its aim is to promote women writers to as wide a range of male and female
readers as possible. The Prize is run by a Management Committee, administered
by Book Trust and sponsored by Orange, the national digital wirefree
Herralde de Novela
A prize for the best novel in Spanish, organized by Spanish publisher
- Premio Planeta de Novela
Spain's most lucrative literary prize.
- YABBA: Young Australians'
Best Book Award
Each year children nominate Australian children's Fiction that has been
published in the last ten years to create a short list. Then children
vote for their favourite books.