Literature Awards

Check awards winners for Literature work across the world. Check awards, nominations and winners for American Book Awards, Arthur C. Clarke Award, BSFA Award, Man Booker Prize, Pulitzer Prize, The New York Times Book Review Awards and more.
Pulitzer Prize
Ambassador Book Award
American Academy of Arts and Letters Gold Medals
American Book Awards
Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards
Aschehoug Prize
Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award
Bancroft Prize
Bastian Prize
Bollingen Prize
Bookseller/Diagram Prize for Oddest Title of the Year
Brage Prize
BSFA Award
Carnegie Medal in Literature
CBI Book of the Year Awards
Champion Beer of Britain
Children's Laureate
Compton Crook Award
Coretta Scott King Award
Dengeki Novel Prize
Dobloug Prize
Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award
Fabri Literary Prize
Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction
Franz Kafka Prize
German Book Prize
Goldsmith Book Prize
Guardian Children's Fiction Prize
Gyldendal's Endowment
Hans Christian Andersen Award
Helmerich Award
IACP Cookbook Award
International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award
James Laughlin Award
Jane Addams Children's Book Awards
Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize
John Newbery Medal
Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award
Lambda Literary Award
Lannan Literary Awards
Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal
Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund Awards
Locus Award
Los Angeles Times Book Prize
Macavity Awards
Mads Wiel Nygaard's Endowment
Man Booker Prizes
Marsh Award for Children's Literature in Translation
Michael L. Printz Award
National Book Award
National Book Critics Circle Award
National Jewish Book Award
Neustadt International Prize for Literature
Nordic Council's Literature Prize
Norwegian Booksellers' Prize
Norwegian Critics Prize for Literature
Nynorsk Literature Prize
Oklahoma Center for the Book Awards
PEN Faulkner Award for Fiction
PEN Malamud Award
Prix Femina
Riksmal Society Literature Prize
Robert Frost Medal
Samfundet De Nio Awards
Selma Lagerlof Prize
SFRA Pioneer Award
Sherwood Anderson Foundation Writers Award
Sibert Medal
St. Louis Literary Award
Stonewall Book Award
The Crime Writer's Association Dagger Awards
The Kingsley and Kate Tufts Poetry Awards
The New York Times Book Review Awards
The World Horror Convention Grand Master Award
Tir na n-Og Award
Whiting Writers' Award
Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers Awards
The Pulitzer Prize is a U.S. award for achievements in newspaper and online journalism, literature, and musical composition. It was established in 1917 by provisions in the will of American publisher Joseph Pulitzer, and is administered by Columbia University in New York City.
The Ambassador Book Award is awarded annually by the English Speaking Union. It recognizes important literary works that contribute to the understanding and interpretation of American life and culture. A panel of judges, currently chaired by author Maureen Howard, selects books out of new works in the fields of fiction, biography, autobiography, current affairs, American studies and poetry.
American Academy of Arts and Letters Gold Medals are awarded each year by the academy for distinguished achievement. The two awards are taken in rotation from these categories
The American Book Award is an American literary award that annually recognizes a set of books and people for "outstanding literary achievement. The Award is administered by the Before Columbus Foundation, which established it in 1978 and inaugurated it in 1980, recognizing a list of eight 1979 publications.
The Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards are American literary awards dedicated to honoring written works that make important contributions to the understanding of racism and the appreciation of the rich diversity of human culture.
The Aschehoug Prize is published annually by the Norwegian publishing house Aschehoug. The Aschehoug Prize is awarded Norwegian authors on the basis of the merit of a recent publication. It is awarded on merit, irrespective of the publisher, base on a binding recommendation from the Norwegian Critics Organization.
The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award is an international children's literary award established by the Swedish government in 2002 to honour the Swedish children's author Astrid Lindgren (1907â??2002). The prize is five million SEK, making it the richest award in children's literature and the second or third richest literary prize in the world.
The Bancroft Prize is awarded each year by the trustees of Columbia University for books about diplomacy or the history of the Americas. It was established in 1948 by a bequest from Frederic Bancroft.
The Bastian Prize is a prize awarded annually by the Norwegian Association of Literary Translators.The prize, established in 1951, is given for translating a published work into Norwegian language. The award is a statue made by Ã?rnulf Bast, and usually a monetary grant as well.
The Bollingen Prize for Poetry, which is awarded every two years by Beinecke Library of Yale University, is a literary honor bestowed on an American poet in recognition of the best book of new verse within the last two years, or for lifetime achievement.
The Bookseller/Diagram Prize for Oddest Title of the Year, originally known as the Diagram Group Prize for the Oddest Title at the Frankfurt Book Fair, commonly known as the Diagram Prize for short, is a humorous literary award that is given annually to the book with the oddest title.
The Brage Prize is a Norwegian literature prize that is awarded annually by the Norwegian Book Prize foundation. The prize recognizes recently published Norwegian literature.
The BSFA Awards are literary awards presented annually since 1970 by the British Science Fiction Association (BSFA) to honour works in the genre of science fiction. Nominees and winners are chosen based on a vote of BSFA members. More recently, members of the Eastercon convention have also been elibigle to vote.
The Carnegie Medal is a British literary award that annually recognizes one outstanding new book for children or young adults. It is conferred upon the author by the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals.
The CBI Book of the Year Awards previously known as the Bisto Book of the Year Awards, are literary awards presented annually in the Republic of Ireland to writers and illustrators of books for children and young people.
The Champion Beer of Britain is an award presented by the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA), at their annual Great British Beer Festival in early August.CAMRA tasting panels judge the beers in their geographic area of the UK.
Children's Laureate is a position awarded in the United Kingdom once every two years to a "writer or illustrator of children's books to celebrate outstanding achievement in their field.The post stemmed from a discussion between the incumbent Poet Laureate Ted Hughes and children's writer Michael Morpurgo.
The Compton Crook Award is presented to the best first English language novel of the year in the field of Science Fiction, Fantasy, or Horror by the members of the Baltimore Science Fiction Society, Inc, at their annual Baltimore-area science fiction convention, Balticon, held on Memorial Day weekend in the Baltimore, Maryland area.
The Coretta Scott King Award is an annual award presented by the Ethnic & Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table, part of the American Library Association (ALA).
The Dengeki Novel Prize is a literary award handed out annually (since 1994) by the Japanese publisher ASCII Media Works for their Dengeki Bunko light novel imprint. The contest has discovered many popular and successful light novelists, like Kouhei Kadono and Yashichiro Takahashi.
The Dobloug Prize is a literature prize awarded for Swedish and Norwegian fiction. The prize is named after Norwegian businessman and philanthropist Birger Dobloug (1881â??1944) pursuant to his bequest.
The Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award is an annual award for new American children's books, given in Vermont and named after Vermont author Dorothy Canfield Fisher. The winning book is chosen by the vote of Vermont schoolchildren. The award was first given in 1957.
The Fabri Literary Prize was established in 2006 to honor the memory of Frances Fabri. A Holocaust survivor, Frances Fabri spearheaded efforts in the US to record survivor stories, helping to create the interviewing protocols that are used widely today. Frances had much respect for the storytellerâ??s craft.
The Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction is an annual prize awarded by the University of Georgia Press named in honor of the American short story writer and novelist Flannery O'Connor.
The Franz Kafka Prize is an international literary award presented in honour of Franz Kafka, the German language novelist.
The German Book Prize (Deutscher Buchpreis) is awarded annually in October by the Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels, the German Publishers and Booksellers Association, to the best German language novel of the year.
The Goldsmith Book Prize is a literary award for books published in the United States.The award is meant to recognize works that "[improve] government through an examination of the intersection between press, politics, and public policy.
The Guardian Children's Fiction Prize or Guardian Award is a literary award that annually recognises one fiction book written for children or young adults (at least age seven) and published in the United Kingdom.
Gyldendal's Endowment was a literature prize which was awarded in the period 1934â??1995 by the Norwegian publisher Gyldendal Norsk Forlag. The prize was awarded to significant authors, regardless of which publisher the author was associated with. The basic capital of the legacies came from the release of Bjørnson's collective works in 1932.
The Hans Christian Andersen Awards are a pair of biennial literary awards by the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY), recognising one living author and one living illustrator for their "lasting contribution[s] to children's literature"
The Peggy V. Helmerich Distinguished Author Award is an American literary prize awarded by the Tulsa Library Trust in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
The IACP Cookbook Awards honor the authors, publishers, and other contributors behind the best of cookbooks published each year.
The International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award is an international literary award for a work of fiction, jointly sponsored by the city of Dublin, Ireland and the company IMPAC. At â?¬100,000 it is one of the richest literary prizes in the world.
The James Laughlin Award, formerly the Lamont Poetry Prize, is given annually for a poet's second published book; it is the only major poetry award that honors a second book. The award is given by the Academy of American Poets, and is noted as one of the major prizes awarded to younger poets in the United States.
The Jane Addams Children's Book Award is given annually to a children's book published the preceding year that advances the causes of peace and social equality.The Jane Addams Children's Book Award was originally awarded to one book per year without categories.
Since 1976 the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Women's Studies and the Department of English at the University of Rochester have awarded the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize for fiction by an American woman.
The John Newbery Medal is a literary award given by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association (ALA). The award is given to the author of "the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children
The Kingsley and Kate Tufts Poetry Awards are a pair of American prizes based at Claremont Graduate University. They are given to poets for their collections of poetry written in the English language, by a citizen or legal resident alien of the United States
Lambda Literary Awards are awarded yearly by the US-based Lambda Literary Foundation to published works which celebrate or explore LGBT themes. Categories include Humor, Romance and Biography.
The Lannan Literary Awards are a series of awards and literary fellowships given out in various fields by the Lannan Foundation. Established in 1989, the awards are meant "to honor both established and emerging writers whose work is of exceptional quality", according to the foundation.
The Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal is a prize awarded by the American Library Association to writers or illustrators of children's books published in the United States who have over a period of years made substantial and lasting contributions to children's literature.
Between 1990 and 2000, the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund awarded more than $9 million to poets, playwrights, novelists and nonfiction writers so they could focus on writing while also bringing their talents to the community.
The Locus Awards are an annual set of literary awards by The magazine of the science fiction & fantasy field, a monthly based in Oakland, California. The award winners are selected by poll of magazine readers.
the Los Angeles Times has awarded a set of annual book prizes. The Prizes "currently have nine single-title categories: biography, current interest, fiction, first fiction (the Art Seidenbaum Award added in 1991), history, mystery/thriller (category added in 2000), poetry, science and technology (category added in 1989), and young adult fiction (category added in 1998).
The Macavity Awards are a literary award for mystery writers. Nominated and voted upon annually by the members of the Mystery Readers International, the award is named for the "mystery cat" of T. S. Eliot's Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats. The award is given in four categoriesâ??best novel, best first novel, best nonfiction, and best short story.
Mads Wiel Nygaard's Endowment is an annually awarded literary prize from the publishing house Aschehoug. The prize is a recognition of superior literary work. The publisher's editorial management makes the award based on their collective judgement of merit. Applications are not accepted
The Man Booker Prize for Fiction is a literary prize awarded each year for the best original full-length novel, written in the English language, by a citizen of the Commonwealth of Nations, the Republic of Ireland, or Zimbabwe.
The Marsh Award for Children's Literature in Translation is a literary prize awarded in the United Kingdom since 1996 to the translator of an outstanding work of fiction for young readers translated into English.
The Michael L. Printz Award is an American Library Association literary award that annually recognizes the "best book written for teens, based entirely on its literary merit
The National Book Awards are a set of annual U.S. literary awards.At the final "National Book Awards Ceremony" every November, the National Book Foundation presents the NBAs and two lifetime achievement awards to authors.
The National Book Critics Circle Awards are a set of annual American literary awards by the National Book Critics Circle to promote "the finest books and reviews published in English
The Jewish Book Council, founded in 1944, is an organization encouraging and contributing to Jewish literature. The council sponsors the National Jewish Book Awards, the Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature, the Jewish Book NETWORK, a birthright trip focused in journalism and literature, and Jewish Book Month. It publishes Jewish Book World.
NBU-prisen is a prize which is awarded by the Norwegian Writers for Children to a person or institution who had produced award winning work in children or youth literature in Norway.
The Neustadt International Prize for Literature is a biennial award for literature sponsored by the University of Oklahoma and its international literary publication, World Literature Today
The Nordic Council Literature Prize is awarded for a work of literature written in one of the languages of the Nordic countries, that meets high literary and artistic standards. The prize is one of the most prestigious awards that Nordic authors can win.
The Norwegian Booksellers' Prize is a literature prize was awarded by the Norwegian Booksellers Association. It was initiated in 1948, then did not return until 1961. It was also on a hiatus from 1970 to 1980.
The Norwegian Critics Prize for Literature is awarded by the Norwegian Literature Critics' Association and has been awarded every year since 1950. The prize is presented to a Norwegian author for a literary work as agreed to among the members of the Norwegian Literature Critics' Association.
The Nynorsk Literature Prize is awarded annually by Noregs MÃ¥llag, Det Norske Teatret and Det Norske Samlaget for the best book in either Nynorsk or dialect. The award is presented for the best novel, poetry, novellas, or drama in the past year
The Oklahoma Center for the Book (OCB) is a state affiliate of the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress, and is organized to focus attention on the vital role of books and reading in our lives.
The PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction is awarded annually by the PEN/Faulkner Foundation to the authors of the year's best works of fiction by living American citizens.
The PEN/Malamud Award and Memorial Reading honors "excellence in the art of the short story", and is awarded annually by the PEN/Faulkner Foundation. The selection committee is composed of PEN/Faulkner directors and representatives of Bernard Malamud's literary executors
The Prix Femina is a French literary prize created in 1904 by 22 writers for the magazine La Vie heureuse. The prize is decided each year by an exclusively female jury, although the authors awarded are not limited to women. The winner is announced on the first Wednesday of November each year.
The Riksmål Society Literature Prize is awarded annually by the Riksmålsforbundet for the outstanding publication in riksmål.
The Robert Frost Medal is an award of the Poetry Society of America for "distinguished lifetime service to American poetry." Medalists receive a prize purse of $2,500.
Samfundet De Nio is a Swedish literary society founded on 14 February 1913 in Stockholm by a testamentary donation from writer Lotten von Kraemer.The society has nine members who are elected for life. Its purpose is to promote Swedish literature, peace and women's issues.
The Selma Lagerlöf Prize is a Swedish literary prize awarded to a Swedish author writing in the spirit of Selma Lagerlöf who was the first woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature. The prize was founded by the Sunne Municipality in 1983 and has been awarded annually since 1984.
The Pioneer Award is given by the Science Fiction Research Association to the writer or writers of the best critical essay-length work of the year.
The Sherwood Anderson Foundation is an organization founded by the children and grandchildren of American short story writer and novelist Sherwood Anderson that gives grants to emerging writers
The Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal established by the Association for Library Service to Children in 2001 with support from Bound to Stay Bound Books, Inc., is awarded annually to the writer and illustrator of the most distinguished informational book published in English during the preceding year.
Every year the Saint Louis University Library Associates present the St. Louis Literary Award to a distinguished figure in literature.
The Stonewall Book Award are a set of three literary awards that annually recognize "exceptional merit relating to the gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender experience" in English-language books published in the U.S.
The Crime Writers' Association (CWA) is a writers' association in the United Kingdom. Founded by John Creasey in 1953, it is currently chaired by Alison Joseph and has almost 700 members.
The Kingsley and Kate Tufts Poetry Awards are a pair of American prizes based at Claremont Graduate University. They are given to poets for their collections of poetry written in the English language, by a citizen or legal resident alien of the United States.
The New York Times Book Review is a weekly paper-magazine supplement to The New York Times in which current non-fiction and fiction books are reviewed. It is one of the most influential and widely read book review publications in the industry
The World Horror Convention Grand Master Award is a yearly distinction given to an author who has contributed greatly to the field of horror literature. Nominees must be alive at the time of voting and can not have previously won the award.
The Tir na n-Og Awards (abbreviated TnaO) are a set of annual children's literary awards in Wales from 1976. They are presented by the Welsh Books Council to the best books published during the preceding calendar year in each of three awards categories, one English-language and two Welsh-language.
The Whiting Writers' Award is an American award presented annually to ten emerging writers in fiction, nonfiction, poetry and plays. The award is sponsored by the Mrs. Giles Whiting Foundation and has been presented since 1985. As of 2007, winners receive US $50,000