Award Winners

The 74th National Book Awards

The mission of the National Book Foundation is to celebrate the best literature in America, expand its audience, and ensure that books have a prominent place in American culture. The National Book Foundation was founded in 1989 to administer the National Book Awards, which has been one of the most prestigious literary prizes in the country since 1950.

Congratulations to the winners of the 2023 National Book Awards!

Fiction Nonfiction Poetry Translated Literature Young People's Literature

The 2023 Scotiabank Giller Prize


The Scotiabank Giller Prize now awards $100,000 annually to the author of the best Canadian novel, graphic novel or short story collection published in English, and $10,000 to each of the finalists. The award is named in honour of Jack Rabinovitch's wife, the late literary journalist, Doris Giller

On November 13, 2023, Sarah Bernstein was named the winner of the 2023 Scotiabank Giller Prize for her novel, Study for Obedience, published by Knopf Canada, taking home $100,000 courtesy of Scotiabank.

Take a look below for updates on some of the literary world's highest accolades!

The 2024 Youth Media Awards

The 2024 Youth Media Awards were announced on January 22nd during the American Library Association's Lib Learn X in Baltimore, MD

Congratulations to this year's winners!

  The John Newbery Medal The Randolph Caldecott Medal The Michael L. Printz Award  



The 2023 Hugo Awards

The Hugo Awards, first presented in 1953 and presented annually since 1955, are science fiction’s most prestigious award. The Hugo Awards are voted on by members of the World Science Fiction Convention, which is also responsible for administering them. For more information, click here. 

Congratulations to this year's winners!

  Best Novel Best Novella Best Series  



The 2023 Nobel Prize in Literature

The Nobel Prize in Literature 2023 was awarded to Jon Fosse, "for his innovative plays and prose which give voice to the unsayable"

Congratulations to the 2023 winner Jon Fosse!

The 2023 Heartland Booksellers Awards

The Heartland Booksellers Award is a reflection of handselling at its best, as all the books are selected directly by independent booksellers, and celebrate literature in the Great Lakes and Midwest, with content either about the region, or an author from our region. The Heartland Booksellers Award is a joint award given annually by the Midwest Independent Booksellers Association and the Great Lakes Independent Booksellers Association

Congratulations to this year's winners!

Fiction Nonfiction Poetry Young Adult/
Middle Grade
Picture Books

The 2023 Women's Prize for Fiction

The Women’s Prize for Fiction is the UK’s most prestigious annual book award celebrating & honouring women’s fiction. Founded in 1996, the Prize was set up to celebrate originality, accessibility & excellence in writing by women and to connect world-class writers with readers everywhere.

Congratulations to this year's winner, Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver!

The 2023 Lambda Literary Awards

For over 30 years, Lambda Literary has championed LGBTQ books and authors. Lambda Literary nurtures and advocates for LGBTQ writers, elevating the impact of their words to create community, preserve legacies, and affirm the value of LGBTQ stories and lives. The Lambda Literary Awards were born in 1989, and have ranged over many categories, reflecting the wide spectrum of LGBTQ books. From their very first year they have made the statement that lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans stories are part of the literature of the nation.
Click here for more about Lambda Literary, and the Lammy Awards!

Congratulations to this year's winners!

Lesbian Fiction Gay Fiction Bisexual Fiction Transgender Fiction Bisexual Nonfiction:

Transgender Nonfiction LGBTQ+ Nonfiction Lesbian Poetry Gay Poetry Bisexual Poetry

Transgender Poetry Lesbian Memoir/Bio Gay Memoir/Bio Lesbian Romance Gay Romance

Children's Book
Middle Grade
Young Adult

LGBTQ+ Drama

Romance & Erotica

Speculative Fiction
LGBTQ+ Studies

The 2023 Pulitzer Prizes

The Pulitzer Prize administration awards prizes across 21 categories in journalism, and the arts each year. Click here for the full list of winners.

Congratulations to this year's winners!

History: Biography: Memoir or Autobiography: Poetry: General Nonfiction:

The 58th Nebula Awards!

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Association (SFWA) is pleased to announce the winners of the 58th Annual Nebula Awards®. These awards are given to the writers of the most outstanding speculative fiction works released in 2022, as voted on by Full, Associate, and Senior SFWA members.

Congratulations to R. F. Kuang
and Babel!

The National Book Critics Circle Awards

Supporting Book Criticism and Literary Culture Since 1974, The National Book Critics Circle honors outstanding writing and fosters a national conversation about reading, criticism, and literature. Each year, the National Book Critics Circle presents awards for the finest books published in English in six categories: Fiction, Nonfiction, Biography, Autobiography, Poetry, and Criticism, as well as The John Leonard Prize for Best First Book, named for the longtime critic and NBCC co-founder John Leonard, the Leonard Prize is awarded for the best first book in any genre.

Congratulations to this year's winners!

The 2022 Story Prize

The Story Prize is an annual book award honoring the author of an outstanding collection of short fiction

Congratulations to Ling Ma and Bliss Montage,
winner of the 2022 Story Prize!

2022 Booker Prize

The Booker Prize is the leading literary award in the English speaking world, and has brought recognition, reward and readership to outstanding fiction for over five decades. Each year, the prize is awarded to what is, in the opinion of the judges, the best sustained work of fiction written in English and published in the UK and Ireland. It is a prize that transforms the winner’s career.

Congratulations to Shehan Karunatilaka and The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida,
winner of the 2022 Booker Prize!

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