Award Winners

Agatha Award [top]

The Agatha Award honors traditional mysteries: best typified by books written by Agatha Christie.

ALA Notable Books – Fiction [top]

Since 1944, the goal of the American Library Association’s Notable Books Council has been to make available to the nation’s readers a list of 25 very good, very readable, and at times very important fiction, nonfiction, and poetry books for the adult reader.

ALA Notable Books – Nonfiction [top]

Since 1944, the goal of the American Library Association’s Notable Books Council has been to make available to the nation’s readers a list of 25 very good, very readable, and at times very important fiction, nonfiction, and poetry books for the adult reader.

ALA Black Caucus Selections [top]

These annual awards recognize outstanding works of Fiction and Nonfiction by African American authors for adult audiences.

Anthony Awards [top]

The Anthony Awards are literary awards for mystery writers presented at the Bouchercon World Mystery Convention since 1986.

Audie Awards [top]

The Audio Publisher’s Association honors the best audio books each year in a number of catergories including Audiobook Adaptation, Biography/Memoir, Business, History, Non-Fiction, Audiobook of the Year, and Distinguished Achievement in Production.

Booker Prize [top]

The prize, which celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2008, aims to reward the best novel of the year written by a citizen of the Commonwealth or the Republic of Ireland.

Bram Stoker Award [top]

Each year, the Horror Writer’s Association presents an award for the best work of Horror published in the English language.

Christy Awards [top]

Each year the Christy Awards honor and promote Christian fiction.

Edgar Award [top]

The Edgar Awards are awarded by the Mystery Writers of America each year for distinguished work in the mystery genre.

Hugo Award [top]

The Hugo Awards are a set of awards given annually for the best science fiction or fantasy works.

Indie Next [top]

The Indie Next List, drawn from bookseller-recommended favorite handsells, epitomizes the heart and soul of passionate bookselling. Independent booksellers are and have always been discoverers of the next big thing, the next great read, the next bestseller, and the next undiscovered gem.

James Beard KitchenAid Book Award [top]

The James Beard Award honors cookbook authors and food journalists for the best books of the year.

National Book Award for Fiction [top]

Established in 1950, the National Book Award is an American literary prize given to writers by writers and administered by the National Book Foundation, a nonprofit organization.

National Book Award for Nonfiction [top]

Established in 1950, the National Book Award is an American literary prize given to writers by writers and administered by the National Book Foundation, a nonprofit organization.

National Book Award for Poetry [top]

Established in 1950, the National Book Award is an American literary prize given to writers by writers and administered by the National Book Foundation, a nonprofit organization.

Nebula Award [top]

The Nebula Award is given each year by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA), for the best science fiction/fantasy fiction.

Nobel Prize for Literature [top]

Since 1901, the Nobel Prize in Literature has been awarded annually to an author from any country who has, in the words of the will of Alfred Nobel, produced “in the field of literature the most outstanding work in an ideal direction.”

Oprah’s Book Club [top]

Oprah’s Book Club was a book discussion club segment of the The Oprah Winfrey Show, highlighting books chosen by host Oprah Winfrey.

PEN/Faulkner Awards [top]

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 written by American citizens.

Pulitzer Prize for Biography [top]

The Pulitzer Prize for Biography is awarded each year from Columbia University to honor a distinguished autobiography or biography by an American author.

Pulitzer Prize for Fiction [top]

The Pulitzer Prize for Fiction is awarded each year from Columbia University to honor a distinguished novel by an American author.

Pulitzer Prize for History [top]

The Pulitzer Prize for History is awarded each year from Columbia University to honor a distinguished work of historical nonfiction by an American author.

Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction [top]

The Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction is awarded each year from Columbia University to honor a distinguished work of nonfiction by an American author.

Pulitzer Prize for Poetry [top]

The Pulitzer Prize for Poetry is awarded each year from Columbia University to honor a distinguished book of poetry by an American author.

RITA Award [top]

Sponsored by the Romance Writers of America, the RITA contest is to promote excellence in the romance genre by recognizing outstanding published romance novels and novellas.

Spur Awards [top]

The Spur Awards, given annually by the Western Writers of America Association for distinguished writing about the American West, are among the oldest and most prestigious in American literature.

Stonewall: Barbara Gittings Literature Award [top]

Sponsored by the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) of the American Library Association (ALA), the Stonewall Book Award is for LGBT books. The Barbara Gittings Award is presented annually to English language works of fiction.

Stonewall: Israel Fishman Nonfiction Award [top]

Sponsored by the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) of the American Library Association (ALA), the Stonewall Book Award is for LGBT books. The Israel Fishman Award is presented annually to English language works of non-fiction.