List of literary awards

List of literary awards

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This is a list of literary awards from around the world. This list is not intended to be complete, and is instead a list of those literary awards with articles on Wikipedia.

International



  • Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award
    Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award
    The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award is an international children's literature award, established by the Swedish government in 2002 in honour of the Swedish children's books writer Astrid Lindgren...

     for children's and youth literature – since 2003
  • Balint Balassi Memorial Sword Award
    Balint Balassi Memorial Sword Award
    The Balint Balassi Memorial Sword Award is a European award for literature presented in Budapest since 1997. The native form of this name is Balassi Bálint-emlékkard . This award commemorates the 16th century Hungarian poet Bálint Balassi...

     for poets and translators – since 1997
  • The Bookseller/Diagram Prize for Oddest Title of the Year
    Bookseller/Diagram Prize for Oddest Title of the Year
    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...

     – since 1978
  • Common Wealth Award of Distinguished Service
    Common Wealth Award of Distinguished Service
    The Common Wealth Awards of Distinguished Service were created under the will of the late Ralph Hayes, an influential American business executive and philanthropist. Hayes conceived the awards to reward and encourage the best of human performance worldwide. Hayes served on the board of directors...

     – since 1979
  • Dayton Literary Peace Prize
    Dayton Literary Peace Prize
    The Dayton Literary Peace Prize, which was first awarded in 2006, "is the only annual U.S. literary award recognizing the power of the written word to promote peace." Awards are given for adult fiction and non-fiction books published at some point within the immediate past year that have led...

     – since 2006
  • European Union Prize for Literature‎ - since 2009
  • Franz Kafka Prize
    Franz Kafka Prize
    The Franz Kafka Prize is an international literary award presented in honour of Franz Kafka, the German language novelist. The prize was first awarded in 2001 and is co-sponsored by the and the city of Prague, Czech Republic. At a presentation held annually at the end of October in the Old Town...

     – since 2001
  • Hans Christian Andersen Award
    Hans Christian Andersen Award
    The Hans Christian Andersen Award, sometimes known as the "Nobel Prize for children's literature", is an international award given biennially by the International Board on Books for Young People in recognition of a "lasting contribution to children's literature"...

     for children's literature – since 1956
  • International Botev Prize
    International Botev Prize
    The International Botev Prize is a prestigious Bulgarian award, presented to individuals with significant accomplishments in the field of literature.It was established in 1972 and is named after Hristo Botev, an iconic Bulgarian revolutionary and poet....

     - since 1972
  • International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award
    International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award
    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 €100,000 it is one of the richest literary prizes in the world...

     – since 1996
  • Jan Michalski Prize for Literature
    Jan Michalski Prize for Literature
    Jan Michalski Prize for Literature is a literary prize for any work of fiction or non-fiction published anywhere in the world in any language. It is meant to recognize authors from around the world and world literature in general. The jury is multicultural and multilingual in composition.The award...

     - since 2009
  • Jerusalem Prize
    Jerusalem Prize
    The Jerusalem Prize for the Freedom of the Individual in Society is a biennial literary award given to writers whose works have dealt with themes of human freedom in society. It is awarded at the Jerusalem International Book Fair, and the recipient usually delivers an address when accepting the award...

     – since 1963
  • Man Booker International Prize
    Man Booker International Prize
    The Man Booker International Prize is a biennial international literary award given to a living author of any nationality for a body of work published in English or generally available in English translation....

     - since 2005
  • Montreal International Poetry Prize
    Montreal International Poetry Prize
    The Montreal International Poetry Prize is an annual poetry competition based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada...

     – since 2011
  • Neustadt International Prize for Literature
    Neustadt International Prize for Literature
    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. It is widely considered to be the most prestigious international literary prize after the Nobel Prize in...

     – since 1970
  • Nobel Prize in Literature
    Nobel Prize in Literature
    Since 1901, the Nobel Prize in Literature has been awarded annually to an author from any country who has, in the words from the will of Alfred Nobel, produced "in the field of literature the most outstanding work in an ideal direction"...

     – since 1901
  • Ovid Prize
    Ovid Prize
    The Ovid Prize, established in 2002, is a literary prize awarded annually to an author from any country, in recognition of a body of work. Past recipients include Orhan Pamuk, Andrei Codrescu, Amoz Oz, Jorge Semprún and António Lobo Antunes. It is named in honour of the Roman poet Ovid, who died in...

     - since 2002
  • Paris Literary Prize - since 2010
  • Prince of Asturias Awards
    Prince of Asturias Awards
    The Prince of Asturias Awards are a series of annual prizes awarded in Spain by the Prince of Asturias Foundation to individuals, entities or organizations from around the world who make notable achievements in the sciences, humanities, and public affairs....

     – since 1981
  • Premio Iberoamericano Planeta-Casa de América de Narrativa
    Premio Iberoamericano Planeta-Casa de América de Narrativa
    Premio Iberoamericano Planeta-Casa de América de Narrativa is a Latin American Spanish language literary award. The winner receives USD $200,000 making it one of the richest literary prizes in the world...

     - since 2007

Commonwealth

  • Man Booker Prize
    Man Booker Prize
    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, Ireland, or Zimbabwe. The winner of the Man Booker Prize is generally assured of international renown and...

    : winners and shortlisted authors
  • Commonwealth Writers' Prize
    Commonwealth Writers' Prize
    Commonwealth Writers is an initiative by the Commonwealth Foundation to unearth, develop and promote the best new fiction from across the Commonwealth. It's flagship are two literary awards and a website...

  • John Llewellyn Rhys Prize
    John Llewellyn Rhys Prize
    The John Llewellyn Rhys Prize is a literary prize awarded annually for the best work of literature by an author from the Commonwealth aged 35 or under, written in English and published in the United Kingdom...


English language

  • Susan Smith Blackburn Prize
    Susan Smith Blackburn Prize
    The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize established in 1978, is for English-language women playwrights. Named for Susan Smith, alumna of Smith College, who died of breast cancer.-Winners:* 1978-79 Mary O'Malley* 1979-80 Barbara Schneider...

     for English-language women playwrights
  • Lionel Gelber Prize
    Lionel Gelber Prize
    The Lionel Gelber Prize was founded in 1989 by Canadian diplomat Lionel Gelber. The prize is a literary award for the world’s best non-fiction book in English on foreign affairs that seeks to deepen public debate on significant international issues. A prize of $15,000 is awarded to the winner...

     for English-language works that advance debate on significant global issues.
  • The Rossica Translation Prize awarded biennially for the best new published English translation of a high-quality Russian literary work
  • Warwick Prize for Writing
    Warwick Prize for Writing
    The Warwick Prize for Writing is an international cross-disciplinary prize, worth £50,000, that will be given biennially for an excellent and substantial piece of writing in the English language, in any genre or form, on a theme that will change with every award. It was launched and sponsored by...

     international cross-disciplinary prize awarded biennially for an excellent and substantial piece of writing in the English language, in any genre or form, on a theme that will change with every award
  • Truman Capote Award for literary criticism in the English language, administered for the Capote Estate by the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop.
  • The Marsh Biography Award awarded biennially for the best biography written by a British author and first published in the UK during the two preceding years.
  • The Marsh Children's Literature in Translation Award recognises the best translation of a children’s book from a foreign language into English and published in the UK it was designed to spotlight the high quality and diversity of translated fiction for young readers.

Spanish

  • Miguel de Cervantes Prize
    Miguel de Cervantes Prize
    The Miguel de Cervantes Prize , established in 1976, is awarded annually to honour the lifetime achievement of an outstanding writer in the Spanish language. The prize is similar to the Booker Prize, with its candidates from Commonwealth countries, in that it rewards authors from any...

  • Rómulo Gallegos Prize
    Rómulo Gallegos Prize
    The Rómulo Gallegos International Novel Prize was created on 6 August 1964 by a presidential decree enacted by Venezuelan President Raúl Leoni, in honor of the Venezuelan politician and President Rómulo Gallegos, the author of Doña Bárbara....

  • Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz Prize
    Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz Prize
    The Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz Prize] is a prize awarded to women writers in Spanish. It is organized by the Guadalajara International Book Fair, based in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. The prize is worth 100,000 pesos...

     – female authors
  • Premio Planeta
    Premio Planeta
    The Premio Planeta de Novela is a Spanish literary prize, awarded since 1952 by the Spanish publisher Grupo Planeta to an original novel written in Spanish . It is one of about 16 literary prizes given by Planeta....

  • Premio de Novela Ciudad de Torrevieja
    Premio de Novela Ciudad de Torrevieja
    The Premio de Novela Ciudad de Torrevieja is a Spanish literary prize, awarded since 2001 by the publisher Plaza & Janés to an original unpublished novel written in Spanish...

  • Premio Iberoamericano Planeta-Casa de América de Narrativa
    Premio Iberoamericano Planeta-Casa de América de Narrativa
    Premio Iberoamericano Planeta-Casa de América de Narrativa is a Latin American Spanish language literary award. The winner receives USD $200,000 making it one of the richest literary prizes in the world...


Portuguese

  • Camões Prize
    Camões Prize
    The Camões Prize , named after Luís de Camões is the most important literary prize for the Portuguese language. It is awarded annually by the Portuguese Fundação Biblioteca Nacional and the Brazilian Departamento Nacional do Livro to the author of an outstanding work written in Portuguese.It...

  • Prémio Leya
    Prémio Leya
    The Prémio Leya is a Portuguese literary award established in 2008 and awarded annually by the Portuguese book publishing company Leya to a Portuguese-language novel. The winner receives €100,000.-Winners:...

  • Prêmio Portugal Telecom de Literatura
    Prêmio Portugal Telecom de Literatura
    The Prêmio Portugal Telecom de Literatura is a Brazilian literary award established in 2003 by Portugal Telecom and awarded annually to Brazilian literature...

     (from 2007 onwards)

Dutch

  • Arkprijs van het Vrije Woord (Ark Prize of the Free Word)
  • Constantijn Huygens Prize
    Constantijn Huygens Prize
    The Constantijn Huygens Prize is a Dutch literary award.-History:Since 1947, it has been awarded each year for an author's complete works by the Jan Campert Foundation , a foundation named in honor of the Dutch writer Jan Campert who died while helping Jews during WWII...

  • Gouden Griffel
    Gouden Griffel
    The Gouden Griffel is an important award given to authors of children's or teenager's literature in the Netherlands.Since 1971, it is awarded each year during the Dutch Children's Books Week, by the Stichting Collectieve Propaganda van het Nederlandse Boek for the best children's books written in...

     for children's literature (translated works can win a Zilveren Griffel)
  • P. C. Hooft Award
    P. C. Hooft Award
    The P.C. Hooft Award is a Dutch language literary oeuvre award, given annually. The award is alternately given for prose , essays and poetry....

  • Prijs der Nederlandse Letteren
    Prijs der Nederlandse Letteren
    The Prijs der Nederlandse Letteren is awarded every three years to an author from the Netherlands, Belgium or, since 2005, Suriname writing in Dutch...


Arabic

  • Etisalat Award for Arabic Children’s Literature
  • International Prize for Arabic Fiction
    International Prize for Arabic Fiction
    The International Prize for Arabic Fiction is a literary prize managed in association with the Booker Prize Foundation in London, and supported by the Emirates Foundation in Abu Dhabi. The prize is specifically for prose fiction by Arabic authors, along the lines of the Man Booker Prize...

  • Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature
    Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature
    The Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature is a literary award for Arabic literature. It is given to the best contemporary novel written in Arabic, but not available in English translation. The winning book is then translated into English, and published by American University in Cairo Press...

  • Sheikh Zayed Book Award
    Sheikh Zayed Book Award
    The Sheikh Zayed Book Award is "one of the most prestigious and well-funded prizes in the Arab World." It is presented yearly to "Arab writers, intellectuals, publishers as well as young talent whose writings and translations of humanities have scholarly and objectively enriched Arab cultural,...


American literature
American literature
American literature is the written or literary work produced in the area of the United States and its preceding colonies. For more specific discussions of poetry and theater, see Poetry of the United States and Theater in the United States. During its early history, America was a series of British...


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  • Aga Khan Prize for Fiction
    Aga Khan Prize for Fiction
    The Aga Khan Prize for Fiction is awarded by the editors of The Paris Review for what they deem to be the best short story published in the magazine in a given year. No applications are accepted. The winner gets $1,000...

  • Ambassador Book Award
    Ambassador Book Award
    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. Winners of the award are considered literary ambassadors who provide, in the best contemporary...

  • American Academy of Arts and Letters Gold Medals in Belles Lettres, Criticism and Essays
  • American Academy of Arts and Letters Gold Medal in Drama
  • American Academy of Arts and Letters Gold Medal for Fiction, Novels, Short Stories
  • American Academy of Arts and Letters Gold Medal in Poetry
  • American Book Awards
  • Anisfield-Wolf Book Award
  • Arab American Book Award
    Arab American Book Award
    The Arab American Book Award was established in 2006 to celebrate and support the research of, and the written work of, Arab Americans and their culture. The Arab American Book Award encourages the publication and excellence of books that preserve and advance the understanding, knowledge, and...

  • Arthur Rense Prize
    Arthur Rense Prize
    The Arthur Rense Prize was established in 1998 when Paige Rense started the award of $20,000 in memory of her husband, the sportswriter and poet Arthur Rense. The prize is given triennially to an exceptional poet by the American Academy of Arts and Letters....

  • Asian American Literary Awards
    Asian American Literary Awards
    The Asian American Literary Awards are a set of annual awards that have been presented by The Asian American Writers' Workshop since 1998. The awards include a set of honors for excellence in fiction, poetry and nonfiction, chosen by a panel of literary and academic judges; a Members' Choice Award,...

  • Asian/Pacific American Awards for Literature
    Asian/Pacific American Awards for Literature
    The Asian/Pacific American Awards for Literature are a set of literary awards presented annually by the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association...

  • Autumn House Press
    Autumn House Press
    Autumn House Press is an independent, non-profit literary publishing company based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States.In a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette poetry feature, Bob Hoover writes that "Simms says he started the operation after he noticed that the 'large traditional commercial presses, had...

     Poetry Prize for a full-length book manuscript
  • Autumn House Press
    Autumn House Press
    Autumn House Press is an independent, non-profit literary publishing company based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States.In a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette poetry feature, Bob Hoover writes that "Simms says he started the operation after he noticed that the 'large traditional commercial presses, had...

     Fiction Prize for a full-length book manuscript
  • Bancroft Prize
    Bancroft Prize
    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 Best American Poetry series
  • Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry
    Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry
    The Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry is awarded biennially by the Library of Congress on behalf of the nation in recognition for the most distinguished book of poetry written by an American and published during the preceding two years....

  • Bollingen Prize
    Bollingen Prize
    The Bollingen Prize for Poetry, which is currently 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.-Inception and controversy:The...

  • Center for Fiction First Novel Prize
    Center for Fiction First Novel Prize
    The Center for Fiction First Novel Prize is an annual award presented by The Center for Fiction, a non-profit organization in New York City, to the best debut novel. Publishers nominate English-language works by first-time United States novelists. There is a two-tiered selection process for the...

  • The Dana Award
    Dana Award
    The Dana Award is a literary award presented in short fiction, poetry and the novel. It was founded in 1996 by literature professor and poet Mary Elizabeth Parker with the financial backing of Michael Dana. The competition is currently based in Greensboro, North Carolina...

  • Donna J. Stone National Literary Awards
  • Edgar Allan Poe Award
    Edgar Award
    The Edgar Allan Poe Awards , named after Edgar Allan Poe, are presented every year by the Mystery Writers of America...

  • Edward Lewis Wallant Award
    Edward Lewis Wallant Award
    In 1962, the Edward Lewis Wallant Award was established at the University of Hartford, in Connecticut, USA. It is presented annually to an American writer whose fiction is considered to have significance for American Jews...

  • Fabri Literary Prize
    Fabri Literary Prize
    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...

  • Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction
    Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction
    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....

  • Frost Medal
    Frost Medal
    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....

  • Goldsmith Book Prize
    Goldsmith Book Prize
    The Goldsmith Book Prize is a literary award for books published in the United States.-Description:The award is meant to recognize works that "[improve] government through an examination of the intersection between press, politics, and public policy." The prize is awarded to the book published in...

  • Harold Morton Landon Translation Award
  • Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award
    Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award
    The Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award is awarded annually to a novel or book of short stories by an American author who has not previously published a book of fiction. The award is named after Ernest Hemingway and funded by the Ernest Hemingway Foundation, which has been administered by the Hemingway...

  • Hispanic Heritage Award for Literature
    Hispanic Heritage Foundation
    The Hispanic Heritage Foundation is a non-profit organization operating out of Reston, Virginia that works to increase the number of Latina and Latino leaders in society...

  • Hopwood Award
    Hopwood Award
    The Hopwood Awards are a major scholarship program at the University of Michigan, founded by Avery Hopwood.Under the terms of the will of Avery Hopwood, a prominent American dramatist and member of the Class of 1905 of The University of Michigan, one-fifth of Mr. Hopwood's estate was given to the...

  • Hugo Award
    Hugo Award
    The Hugo Awards are given annually for the best science fiction or fantasy works and achievements of the previous year. The award is named after Hugo Gernsback, the founder of the pioneering science fiction magazine Amazing Stories, and was officially named the Science Fiction Achievement Awards...

  • James Duval Phelan Award
    James Duval Phelan Award
    The James D. Phelan Award is a literary award offered annually to promising young California writers. The award is sponsored by and administered by Intersection for the Arts....

  • James Jones First Novel Award
  • James Laughlin Award
    James Laughlin Award
    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...

  • Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize
  • Joseph Henry Jackson Award
    Joseph Henry Jackson Award
    The Joseph Henry Jackson Award is a literary award offered annually to promising young California writers. The award is sponsored by and administered by Intersection for the Arts. There is no entry fee to apply for this award. Recipients receive $2000....

  • Kate Tufts Discovery Award
  • Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award
  • Lambda Literary Award
    Lambda Literary Award
    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. To qualify, a book must have been published in the United States in the year current to the award...

  • Lannan Literary Awards
    Lannan Literary Awards
    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...

  • Mary Tanenbaum Award for Nonfiction
    Mary Tanenbaum Award for Nonfiction
    The Mary Tanenbaum Award is a literary award offered annually to promising young California writers. The award is sponsored by and administered by Intersection for the Arts. There is no entry fee to apply for this award....

  • Michael Braude Award for Light Verse
    Michael Braude Award for Light Verse
    The Michael Braude Award for Light Verse is a biennial award given for light verse in the English language, regardless of the author's nationality. It is presented by the American Academy of Arts and Letters and is accompanied by a $5,000 payment. Mrs...

  • Micro Award for Flash Fiction
  • National Book Award
    National Book Award
    The National Book Awards are a set of American literary awards. Started in 1950, the Awards are presented annually to American authors for literature published in the current year. In 1989 the National Book Foundation, a nonprofit organization which now oversees and manages the National Book...

  • National Book Critics Circle Award
    National Book Critics Circle Award
    The National Book Critics Circle Award is an annual award given by the National Book Critics Circle to promote the finest books and reviews published in English....

  • National Hispanic Cultural Center Literary Award
  • National Jewish Book Award, Jewish Book Council
  • National Outdoor Book Award
    National Outdoor Book Award
    The National Outdoor Book Award was formed in 1997 as a US-based non-profit program which each year honors the best in outdoor writing and publishing. It is housed at Idaho State University and chaired by Ron Watters. Awards are presented in ten categories. The award is announced in early November...

  • National Poetry Series
    National Poetry Series
    The National Poetry Series is an American literary awards program.Every year since 1979 it has sponsored the publication of five books of poetry...

  • Native Writers' Circle of the Americas
    Native Writers' Circle of the Americas
    The Native Writers' Circle of the Americas is an organization of Native American writers, most notable for its literary awards, presented annually to Native American writers in three categories: First Book of Poetry, First Book of Prose, and Lifetime Achievement...

  • Nebula Award
    Nebula Award
    The Nebula Award is given each year by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America , for the best science fiction/fantasy fiction published in the United States during the previous year...

     for Science Fiction
  • Newbery Medal
    Newbery Medal
    The John Newbery Medal is a literary award given by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association . The award is given to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. The award has been given since 1922. ...

  • The New Criterion Poetry Prize
    The New Criterion
    The New Criterion is a New York-based monthly literary magazine and journal of artistic and cultural criticism, edited by Hilton Kramer and Roger Kimball. It has sections for criticism of poetry, theater, art, music, the media, and books...

  • O. Henry Awards (for short stories)
  • Outstanding Latino/a Cultural Award in Literary Arts or Publications
    Outstanding Latino/a Cultural Award in Literary Arts or Publications
    The Outstanding Latino/a Cultural Award in Literary Arts or Publications is one of several awards presented by the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education, Inc. ; it also sponsored by AT&T...

  • Peggy V. Helmerich Distinguished Author Award
    Helmerich Award
    The Peggy V. Helmerich Distinguished Author Award is an American literary prize awarded by the Tulsa Library Trust in Tulsa, Oklahoma. It is bestowed annually upon an "internationally acclaimed" author who has "written a distinguished body of work and made a major contribution to the field of...

  • PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction
    PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction
    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 winner receives US $15,000 and each of four runners-up receives US $5000. The foundation brings the winner and runners-up to...

  • PEN/Malamud Award
    PEN/Malamud Award
    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 award was first given...

     (for short stories)
  • PEN Oakland/Josephine Miles Literary Award
    PEN Oakland/Josephine Miles Literary Award
    According to its website, PEN Oakland was founded in 1989 by Ishmael Reed, who came up with the idea, and co-founders Floyd Salas, Reginald Lockett and Claire Ortalda, in order to “promote works of excellence by writers of all cultural and racial backgrounds and to educate both the public and the...

     (for diversity and multi-cultural work)
  • PEN/Open Book
    PEN/Open Book
    PEN/Open Book is a program intended to foster racial and ethnic diversity within the literary and publishing communities, and works to establish access for diverse literary groups to the publishing industry...

     Award (formerly PEN/Beyond Margins, for writers of color)
  • Poets' Prize
    Poets' Prize
    The Poets' Prize is awarded annually for the best book of verse published by a living American poet two years prior to the award year. The $3000 annual prize is donated by a committee of about 20 American poets, who each nominate two books and who also serve as judges...

  • Premio Aztlán Literary Prize
    Premio Aztlán Literary Prize
    The Premio Aztlán Literary Prize is a national literary award for emerging Chicana/o Chicano authors, founded in 1993 by Rudolfo and Patricia Anaya...

     – emerging Chicana/o writers
  • Publishing Innovation Awards – honoring the most innovative ebooks, enhanced ebooks, and book apps
  • Pulitzer Prize
    Pulitzer Prize
    The Pulitzer Prize is a U.S. award for achievements in newspaper and online journalism, literature and musical composition. It was established by American publisher Joseph Pulitzer and is administered by Columbia University in New York City...

     for
    • History
      Pulitzer Prize for History
      The Pulitzer Prize for History has been awarded since 1917 for a distinguished book upon the history of the United States. Many history books have also been awarded the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction and Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography...

    • Fiction
      Pulitzer Prize for Fiction
      The Pulitzer Prize for Fiction has been awarded for distinguished fiction by an American author, preferably dealing with American life. It originated as the Pulitzer Prize for the Novel, which was awarded between 1918 and 1947.-1910s:...

    • Poetry
      Pulitzer Prize for Poetry
      The Pulitzer Prize in Poetry has been presented since 1922 for a distinguished volume of original verse by an American author. However, special citations for poetry were presented in 1918 and 1919.-Winners:...

    • Drama
      Pulitzer Prize for Drama
      The Pulitzer Prize for Drama was first awarded in 1918.From 1918 to 2006, the Drama Prize was unlike the majority of the other Pulitzer Prizes: during these years, the eligibility period for the drama prize ran from March 2 to March 1, to reflect the Broadway 'season' rather than the calendar year...

    • General Non-Fiction
      Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction
      The Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction has been awarded since 1962 for a distinguished book of non-fiction by an American author that is not eligible for consideration in another category.-1960s:...

  • Pushcart Prize
    Pushcart Prize
    The Pushcart Prize is an American literary prize by Pushcart Press that honors the best "poetry, short fiction, essays or literary whatnot" published in the small presses over the previous year. Magazine and small book press editors are invited to nominate up to 6 works they have featured....

  • Quill Awards
    Quill Awards
    The Quill Award was an American literary award that ran for three years in 2005-07. It was a "consumer-driven award created to inspire reading while promoting literacy." The Quills Foundation, the organization behind the Quill Award, was supported by a number of notable media corporations,...

  • Raiziss/de Palchi Translation Awards
  • Robert Olen Butler Prize
    Robert Olen Butler Prize
    The Robert Olen Butler Prize is a prize for short fiction awarded by Del Sol Press in conjunction with Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Robert Olen Butler, who chooses the winning story. The winning stories are also collected into an annual anthology, The Robert Olen Butler Prize Anthology. As of...

  • Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize
    Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize
    The Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize is awarded annually by The Poetry Foundation; the Foundation also publishes Poetry. The Prize was established in 1986 by Ruth Lilly. The prize honors a living U.S. poet whose "lifetime accomplishments warrant extraordinary recognition"; its value is presently $100,000...

  • Sherwood Anderson Foundation Award
    Sherwood Anderson Foundation
    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...

  • Short Story Award
  • Spur Award
    Spur Award
    The Spur Award is an annual literary prize awarded by the Western Writers of America. Founded in 1953 with only four categories , the award today has expanded to include the following categories:...

  • St. Francis College Literary Prize
    St. Francis College Literary Prize
    The St. Francis College Literary Prize is a biannual literary award inaugurated in 2009. The prize of is presented to a mid-career author in honor of a third to fifth book of fiction. The winner is selected by a jury and invited to St. Francis College in Brooklyn, New York for a speech...

  • St. Louis Literary Award
    St. Louis Literary Award
    Every year the Saint Louis University Library Associates present the St. Louis Literary Award to a distinguished figure in literature.Past Recipients of the Award:*2010 Don DeLillo*2009 Sir Salman Rushdie*2008 E. L. Doctorow*2007 William H. Gass...

  • Stonewall Book Award
    Stonewall Book Award
    Sponsored by the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table of the American Library Association , the Stonewall Book Award is for LGBT books...

  • The Story Prize
    Story Prize
    The Story Prize is an annual book award established in 2004 that honors the author of an outstanding collection of short fiction with a $20,000 cash award. Each of two runners-up receives $5,000. Eligible books must be written in English and first published in the United States during a calendar...

  • Tomás Rivera Mexican American Children's Book Award
  • Wallace Stevens Award
  • Walt Whitman Award
  • William Faulkner - William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition
    William Faulkner - William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition
    The William Faulkner - William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition is one of America's leading literary competitions and has been presenting awards in fiction, nonfiction and poetry since 1993. The event is sponsored by the Pirate's Alley Faulkner Society of New Orleans...

  • Whiting Writers' Award
    Whiting Writers' Award
    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.-External links:**...


Australian literature
Australian literature
Australian literature is the written or literary work produced in the area or by the people of the Commonwealth of Australia and its preceding colonies. During its early western history, Australia was a collection of British colonies, therefore, its literary tradition begins with and is linked to...


  • Aurealis Award
    Aurealis Award
    Aurealis Award for Excellence in Speculative Fiction is an annual literary award for Australian science fiction, fantasy and horror fiction. Only Australians are eligible for the award.-History:...

     awarded anually for Australian science fiction, fantasy and horror fiction
  • The Australian/Vogel Literary Award
    The Australian/Vogel Literary Award
    The Australian/Vogel Literary Award is an Australian literary award for unpublished manuscripts by writers under the age of 35. The prize money, currently A$20,000, is the richest and most prestigious award for an unpublished manuscript in Australia...

     for unpublished manuscripts by writers under the age of 35
  • Miles Franklin Award
    Miles Franklin Award
    The Miles Franklin Literary Award is an annual literary prize for the best Australian ‘published novel or play portraying Australian life in any of its phases’. The award was set up according to the will of Miles Franklin , who is best known for writing the Australian classic My Brilliant Career ...

     for the best Australian ‘published novel or play portraying Australian life in any of its phases’
  • New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards
    New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards
    The New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards were established in 1979 by the New South Wales Premier Neville Wran. Commenting on its purpose, Wran said: "We want the arts to take, and be seen to take, their proper place in our social priorities...

  • Patrick White Award
    Patrick White Award
    The Patrick White Award is an annual literary prize established by Patrick White. White used his 1973 Nobel Prize in Literature award to establish a trust for this prize....

  • Queensland Premier's Literary Awards
    Queensland Premier's Literary Awards
    The Queensland Premier's Literary Awards were inaugurated in 1999 and have grown to become a leading literary awards program within Australia, with $225,000 in prizemoney over 14 categories. One of Australia's richest prizes, top categories offer up to $25,000 for 1st prize.-Fiction Book...

  • Western Australian Premier's Book Awards
    Western Australian Premier's Book Awards
    The Western Australian Premier's Book Awards is an award for books, scripts, digital narrative and a People's Choice. Awards are provided by the Government of Western Australia, and the awards process is managed by the State Library of Western Australia...

  • Victorian Premier's Literary Award
    Victorian Premier's Literary Award
    The Victorian Premier's Literary Awards were created by the Victorian Governmentwith the aim of raising the profile of contemporary creative writing and Australia's publishing industry....


Austrian literature
Austrian literature
Austrian literature is the literature written in Austria, which is mostly, but not exclusively, written in the German language. Some scholars speak about Austrian literature in a strict sense from the year 1806 on when Francis II disbanded the Holy Roman Empire and established the Austrian Empire...

  • Ingeborg Bachmann Prize
    Ingeborg Bachmann Prize
    The Festival of German-Language Literature, formerly Ingeborg Bachmann Prize, is a literary competition which takes place yearly in Klagenfurt, Austria...

  • Feldkircher Lyrikpreis
    Feldkircher Lyrikpreis
    The Feldkirch Poetry Award, in German Feldkircher Lyrikpreis, started by Erika Kronabitter, an Austrian artist and writer, is granted annually by the theater Theater am Saumarkt in Feldkirch, Vorarlberg/Austria. Among the sponsors, there are the Austrian government, the local authorities of...

  • Erich Fried Prize
    Erich Fried Prize
    The Erich Fried Prize is a literary prize in honour of the Austrian poet Erich Fried, and is awarded annually by the International Erich Fried Association for Literature and Language, based in Vienna. The value of the prize, endowed by the office of the Chancellor of Austria, is 14,600 euros...

  • Franz Kafka Prize
    Franz Kafka Prize
    The Franz Kafka Prize is an international literary award presented in honour of Franz Kafka, the German language novelist. The prize was first awarded in 2001 and is co-sponsored by the and the city of Prague, Czech Republic. At a presentation held annually at the end of October in the Old Town...

  • Austrian State Prize for European Literature
    Austrian State Prize for European Literature
    The Austrian State Prize for European Literature , also known as the European Literary Award , is a literary prize in Austria awarded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Art to European writers...

  • Anton Wildgans Prize
    Anton Wildgans Prize
    The Anton Wildgans Prize of Austrian Industry is a literary award that was endowed in 1962 by the Federation of Austrian Industry. The prize is worth 10,000 Euro and is granted by an independent jury to a young or middle-aged writer of Austrian citizenship....


British literature
British literature
British Literature refers to literature associated with the United Kingdom, Isle of Man and Channel Islands. By far the largest part of British literature is written in the English language, but there are bodies of written works in Latin, Welsh, Scottish Gaelic, Scots, Cornish, Manx, Jèrriais,...


  • Author's Club First Novel Award
    Author's Club First Novel Award
    Authors' Club Best First Novel Award is awarded by the Authors' Club to the most promising first novel of the year, written by a British author and published in the UK during the calendar year preceding the year in which the award is presented....

  • Betty Trask Award
    Betty Trask Award
    The Betty Trask Prize and Awards are for first novels written by authors under the age of 35, who reside in a current or former Commonwealth nation. The awards were established in 1984 by the Society of Authors, at the bequest of the late Betty Trask, a reclusive author of over thirty romance novels...

  • Booker Prize
  • British Book Awards
    British Book Awards
    The Galaxy National Book Awards are a series of British literary awards focused on the best UK writers and their works, as selected by an academy of members from the British book publishing industry...

     – the "Nibbies"
  • Commonwealth Writers Prize
  • Duff Cooper Prize
    Duff Cooper Prize
    The Duff Cooper Prize is a literary prize awarded annually for the best work of history, biography, political science or poetry, published in English or French. The prize was established in honour of Duff Cooper, a British diplomat, Cabinet member and acclaimed author. The prize was first awarded...

  • Forward Prize
  • Hawthornden Prize
    Hawthornden Prize
    The Hawthornden Prize is a British literary award that was established in 1919 by Alice Warrender. Authors are awarded on the quality of their "imaginative literature" which can be written in either poetry or prose...

  • Hessell-Tiltman Prize
    Hessell-Tiltman Prize
    The Hessell-Tiltman History Prize is awarded to the best work of non-fiction of historical content covering a period up to and including WWII, and published in the year of the award. The books are to be of high literary merit but not primarily academic. The prize is organized by the United...

  • James Tait Black Memorial Prize
    James Tait Black Memorial Prize
    Founded in 1919, the James Tait Black Memorial Prizes are among the oldest and most prestigious book prizes awarded for literature written in the English language and are Britain's oldest literary awards...

     for biography
  • James Tait Black Memorial Prize
    James Tait Black Memorial Prize
    Founded in 1919, the James Tait Black Memorial Prizes are among the oldest and most prestigious book prizes awarded for literature written in the English language and are Britain's oldest literary awards...

     for fiction
  • John Llewellyn Rhys Prize
    John Llewellyn Rhys Prize
    The John Llewellyn Rhys Prize is a literary prize awarded annually for the best work of literature by an author from the Commonwealth aged 35 or under, written in English and published in the United Kingdom...

  • Newdigate prize
    Newdigate prize
    Sir Roger Newdigate's Prize is awarded to students of the University of Oxford for Best Composition in English verse by an undergraduate who has been admitted to Oxford within the previous four years. It was founded by Sir Roger Newdigate, Bt in the 18th century...

  • Orange Prize for Fiction
    Orange Prize for Fiction
    The Orange Prize for Fiction is one of the United Kingdom's most prestigious literary prizes, annually awarded to a female author of any nationality for the best original full-length novel written in English, and published in the United Kingdom in the preceding year...

  • The Orwell Prize
    Orwell Prize
    The Orwell Prize used to be regarded as the pre-eminent British prize for political writing.Three prizes are awarded each year: one for a book, one for journalism and another for blogging...

  • Samuel Johnson Prize
    Samuel Johnson Prize
    The Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction is one of the most prestigious prizes for non-fiction writing. It was founded in 1999 following the demise of the NCR Book Award and based on an anonymous donation. The prize is named after Samuel Johnson...

  • Somerset Maugham Award
    Somerset Maugham Award
    The Somerset Maugham Award is a British literary prize given each May by the Society of Authors. It is awarded to whom they judge to be the best writer or writers under the age of thirty-five of a book published in the past year. The prize was instituted in 1947 by William Somerset Maugham and thus...

  • T. S. Eliot Prize
    T. S. Eliot Prize
    The T. S. Eliot Prize for Poetry is awarded by the Poetry Book Society to "the best collection of new verse in English first published in the UK or the Republic of Ireland" in any particular year. The Prize was inaugurated in 1993 in celebration of the Poetry Book Society's 40th birthday and in...

  • Waverton Good Read Award
    Waverton Good Read Award
    The Waverton Good Read Award was founded in 2003 by villagers in Waverton, Cheshire, England, and is based on Le Prix de la Cadière d'Azur, a literary prize awarded by a Provençal village. Adult debut novels written by UK residents and published in the previous twelve months are eligible for...

  • Costa Book Awards
    Costa Book Awards
    The Costa Book Awards are a series of literary awards given to books by authors based in Great Britain and Ireland. They were known as the Whitbread Book Awards until 2005, after which Costa Coffee, a subsidiary of Whitbread, took over sponsorship....


Canadian literature
Canadian literature
Canadian literature is literature originating from Canada. Collectively it is often called CanLit. Some criticism of Canadian literature has focused on nationalistic and regional themes, although this is only a small portion of Canadian Literary criticism...

  • Arthur Ellis Award
  • Booker Prize
  • Commonwealth Writers Prize
  • Edna Staebler Award
    Edna Staebler Award
    The Edna Staebler Award is an annual Canadian literary award, presented to the year's best work of creative nonfiction. The award was established in 1991 by writer Edna Staebler, and is administered by Wilfrid Laurier University.-Winners:...

  • Geoffrey Bilson Award
    Geoffrey Bilson Award
    The Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young Readers is a Canadian literary award that goes to the best work of historical fiction written for youth each year...

  • Gerald Lampert Award
    Gerald Lampert Award
    The Gerald Lampert Memorial Award is made annually by the League of Canadian Poets to the best volume of poetry published by a first-time poet. It is presented in honour of poetry promoter Gerald Lampert...

  • Griffin Poetry Prize
    Griffin Poetry Prize
    The Griffin Poetry Prize is Canada's most generous poetry award. It was founded in 2000 by businessman and philanthropist Scott Griffin. The awards go to one Canadian and one international poet who writes in the English language....

  • Governor General's Award
    Governor General's Award
    The Governor General's Awards are a collection of awards presented by the Governor General of Canada, marking distinction in a number of academic, artistic and social fields. The first was conceived in 1937 by Lord Tweedsmuir, a prolific author of fiction and non-fiction who created the Governor...

  • Lorne Pierce Medal
    Lorne Pierce Medal
    The Lorne Pierce Medal is awarded every two years by the Royal Society of Canada to recognize achievement of special significance and conspicuous merit in imaginative or critical literature written in either English or French...

  • Marian Engel Award
    Marian Engel Award
    The Marian Engel Award was a Canadian literary award, presented each year from 1986 to 2007 by the Writers' Trust of Canada in memory of the writer Marian Engel...

  • Milton Acorn People's Poetry Award
  • Norma Fleck Award
    Norma Fleck Award
    The Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children’s Non-Fiction is a lucrative literary award founded in May 1999 by the Fleck Family Foundation and the Canadian Children's Book Centre, and presented to the year's best non-fiction book for a youth audience...

  • Pat Lowther Award
    Pat Lowther Award
    The Pat Lowther Memorial Award is an annual award presented by the League of Canadian Poets to the year's best book of poetry by a Canadian woman. It is presented in honour of poet Pat Lowther, who was murdered by her husband in 1975. Each winner receives an honorarium of $1000.-Winners:*1981 - M...

  • Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize
    Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize
    The Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize is a Canadian literary award presented by Rogers Communications and the Writers' Trust of Canada after an annual juried competition between publishers who submit entries....

  • Scotiabank Giller Prize
    Scotiabank Giller Prize
    The Scotiabank Giller Prize, or Giller Prize, is a literary award given to a Canadian author of a novel or short story collection published in English the previous year, after an annual juried competition between publishers who submit entries...

     In 2005, the Giller prize was renamed to the Scotiabank Giller Prize.
  • Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing (Shaughnessy Cohen Award
    Shaughnessy Cohen Award
    The Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing is a Canadian literary award, presented annually by the Writers' Trust of Canada to the best non-fiction book on Canadian political and social issues. It was presented for the first time in 2000....

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  • Stephen Leacock Award
  • TD Canadian Children's Literature Award
    TD Canadian Children's Literature Award
    The TD Canadian Children's Literature Award is an annual Canadian literary award, presented to the year's best work of children's literature. Sponsored by TD Bank Financial Group and the Canadian Children's Book Centre, the award carries a monetary prize of $25,000.Two awards are presented...

  • Trillium Award
  • Winterset Award
    Winterset Award
    The Winterset Award is a Canadian literary award, presented annually by the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council to a work judged to be the best book, regardless of genre, published by a writer from Newfoundland and Labrador....

  • Wright Awards
  • Writers' Trust Engel/Findley Award
  • Writers' Trust Hilary Weston Prize

Croatian language
Croatian language
Croatian is the collective name for the standard language and dialects spoken by Croats, principally in Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Serbian province of Vojvodina and other neighbouring countries...

 

  • Croatia rediviva: Ča, Kaj, Što - baštinski dani
    Croatia rediviva: Ca, Kaj, Što - baštinski dani
    Croatia rediviva: Ča, Kaj, Što - baštinski dani is a Croatian poetical manifestation, gathering poets of all Croatian dialects functioning as literary languages.The founder of the festival is the Croatian poet, physician and ambassador Drago Štambuk...

  • Nagrada Ksaver Šandor Gjalski
  • Nagrada Matice Hrvatske

Finnish literature
Finnish literature
Finnish literature refers to literature written in Finland. Earliest texts in Finland were written in Swedish or Latin during the Finnish Middle Age . Finnish-language literature was slowly developing from the 16th century onwards. First artistic heyday of the Finnish literature was the mid-19th...

  • Finlandia Prize
    Finlandia Prize
    The Finlandia Prize is the most prestigious literary award in Finland by the Finnish Book Foundation. It is awarded annually to the author of the best novel written by a Finnish citizen , children's book , and non-fiction book...

     for literature
  • Helsingin Sanomat Literature Prize
    Helsingin Sanomat Literature Prize
    Helsingin Sanomat Literature Prize is a Finnish literary award for a debut novel in the Finnish language. It was founded in 1964. From 1964-1994 it operated under the name J. H. Erkko Award . Beginning in 1995 the name changed to Helsingin Sanomat Literature Prize...

  • Runeberg Prize
    Runeberg Prize
    The Runeberg prize is a Finnish literature prize founded in 1987.The prize is named in honour of Finnish national poet Johan Ludvig Runeberg and is awarded annually on his birthday, 5th February. The prize is awarded to a literary work by a Finnish writer in Finnish or Swedish...

     for literature
  • Thanks for the Book Award
    Thanks for the Book Award
    The Thanks for the Book Award, , is a Finnish literary prize that has been presented since 1966 by the Organization of the Booksellers’ Association of Finland , Libro ry and the Finnish Library Association .The award is presented once a year to a Finnish...

     for literature

French literature
French literature
French literature is, generally speaking, literature written in the French language, particularly by citizens of France; it may also refer to literature written by people living in France who speak traditional languages of France other than French. Literature written in French language, by citizens...

  • Grand prix du roman de l'Académie française
    Grand Prix du roman de l'Académie française
    Le Grand Prix du Roman is a French literary award, created in 1918, and given each year by the Académie française. Along with the Prix Goncourt, it is one of the oldest and most prestigious literary awards in France...

  • Prix Alain-Fournier
    Prix Alain-Fournier
    The Prix Alain-Fournier is a French literary prize, awarded by the town of Saint-Amand-Montrond in honour of Alain-Fournier, author of Le Grand Meaulnes...

  • Prix Décembre
    Prix Décembre
    The Prix Décembre, originally known as the Prix Novembre, is one of France's premier literary awards. Its winners are generally far more radical choices than the more staid and conservative Prix Goncourt...

  • Prix de Flore
    Prix de Flore
    The Prix de Flore is a French literary prize founded in 1994 by Frédéric Beigbeder. The aim of the prize is to reward youthful authors and is judged by a panel of journalists. It is awarded yearly in November, at the Café de Flore in Paris. The prize only applies to French-language literature, even...

  • Prix des Deux-Magots
  • Prix Femina
    Prix Femina
    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 of the winning works do not have to be women...

  • Prix Fénéon
  • Prix Goncourt
    Prix Goncourt
    The Prix Goncourt is a prize in French literature, given by the académie Goncourt to the author of "the best and most imaginative prose work of the year"...

  • Prix Interallié
    Prix Interallié
    The prix Interallié , also known simply as l’Interallié, is an annual French literary award, awarded for a novel written by a journalist.- History :...

  • Prix Littéraire Valery Larbaud
    Prix Littéraire Valery Larbaud
    The Prix littéraire Valery Larbaud is a French literary prize created in 1967, ten years after writer Valery Larbaud's death, by L'Association Internationale des Amis de Valery Larbaud, an organization dedicated to the promotion of his works. The prize is awarded to writers of books the jurists...

  • Prix Médicis
    Prix Médicis
    The Prix Médicis is a French literary award given each year in November. It was founded in 1958 by Gala Barbisan and Jean-Pierre Giraudoux. It is awarded to an author whose "fame does not yet match his talent."...

  • Prix Renaudot
    Prix Renaudot
    The Prix Théophraste-Renaudot or Prix Renaudot is a French literary award which was created in 1926 by ten art critics awaiting the results of the deliberation of the jury of the Prix Goncourt....


German literature
German literature
German literature comprises those literary texts written in the German language. This includes literature written in Germany, Austria, the German part of Switzerland, and to a lesser extent works of the German diaspora. German literature of the modern period is mostly in Standard German, but there...

  • German Book Prize
    German Book Prize
    The German Book Prize is awarded annually by the Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels, the German Publishers and Booksellers Association, to the best German language novel of the year. The winner is awarded € 25,000, the five shortlisted authors receive € 2,500 each...

  • Leipzig Book Fair Prize
    Leipzig Book Fair Prize
    The Leipzig Book Fair Prize is awarded annually during the Leipzig Book Fair to outstanding newly released literary works in the categories "Fiction", "Non-fiction" and "Translation"...

  • Carl Zuckmayer Medal
    Carl Zuckmayer Medal
    The Carl Zuckmayer Medal is a literary prize given by the state of Rhineland-Palatinate in memory of Carl Zuckmayer. The medal itself was fashioned by state artist Prof. Otto Kallenbach. The prize is also given with a 30 liter cask of Nackenheimer wine from region Gunderlock, a type valued by...

  • Ingeborg Bachmann Prize
    Ingeborg Bachmann Prize
    The Festival of German-Language Literature, formerly Ingeborg Bachmann Prize, is a literary competition which takes place yearly in Klagenfurt, Austria...

     (Austrian)
  • Georg Büchner Prize
    Georg Büchner Prize
    The Georg Büchner Prize is the most important literary prize of Germany. It was created in 1923 in memory of Georg Büchner and was only given to artists who came from or were closely tied to Büchner's home of Hesse...

  • Goethe Prize
    Goethe Prize
    The Goethe Prize of Frankfurt-am-Main is a German literary award of high prestige named after Johann Wolfgang Goethe. It was initially an annual award, but became triennial...

  • Hanseatic Goethe Prize
    Hanseatic Goethe Prize
    The Hansischer Goethe-Preis is a German literary and artistic award, given biennially since 1949 to a figure of European stature.Past winners include:*2005 Ariane Mnouchkine*2003 Cees Nooteboom*2001 Pina Bausch*1999 Ryszard Kapuściński...

  • Heinrich Heine Prize
    Heinrich Heine Prize
    Heinrich Heine Prize refers to two different awards named after the 19th century German poet Christian Johann Heinrich Heine:* Heinrich Heine prize of Düsseldorf...

  • Kassel Literary Prize
    Kassel Literary Prize
    The Kassel Literary Prize for Grotesque Humor , established 1985, is an annual prize awarded by the Stiftung Brückner-Kühner foundation in recognition of "grotesque and comic work" at a high artistic level. It is also given to literary professors whose work is connected to this theme...

  • Kleist Prize
    Kleist Prize
    The Kleist Prize is an annual German literature prize. The prize was first awarded in 1912, on the occasion of the hundredth anniversary of the death of Heinrich von Kleist. The Kleist Prize was the most important literary award of the Weimar Republic, but was discontinued in 1933.In 1985 the prize...

  • Hans Fallada Prize
    Hans Fallada Prize
    The Hans Fallada Prize is a German literary prize given by the city of Neumünster in the German state of Schleswig-Holstein. Since 1981 it has been normally awarded every two years to a young author from the German-speaking world...

  • Heinrich Mann Prize
    Heinrich Mann Prize
    The Heinrich Mann Prize is a literary award given annually by the Berlin Academy of Art . The prize given for works with socially critical aspects in a character that would honor Heinrich Mann...

  • Hermann Kesten Medal
    Hermann Kesten Medal
    The Hermann Kesten Medal , named after Hermann Kesten , is a prize awarded annually for outstanding efforts in support of persecuted writers according to the principles of the Charter of International P.E.N. In 1985, the P.E.N...

  • Nelly Sachs Prize
    Nelly Sachs Prize
    The Nelly Sachs Prize is a literary prize given every two years by the German city of Dortmund. It is named after the Jewish poet Nelly Sachs and includes a cash award of €15,000...

  • Roswitha Prize
    Roswitha Prize
    The Roswitha Prize is the oldest German language prize for literature that is given solely to women.The Roswitha-Medal has been given almost yearly since 1973 by the city of Bad Gandersheim....

  • Schiller Memorial Prize
    Schiller Memorial Prize
    The Schiller Memorial Prize is a literature prize of the State ofBaden-Württemberg. It is presently endowed with 25,000 Euros and has been awarded since 1955 on Friedrich Schiller's birthday, 10 November. The prize acknowledges outstanding work in the field of German literature or intellectual...

  • Solothurner Literaturpreis
    Solothurner Literaturpreis
    The Solothurner Literaturpreis is a literary award for an 'literary achievement by a German language writer.Awarded since 1994, the annual prize is 20,000 Swiss francs...

  • Toucan Prize
    Toucan Prize
    The Toucan Prize is a literary prize given by the city of Munich to the best new publication by a Munich author. It has been awarded since 1965 and is endowed with 6,000 Euros.- Recipients :*2010 Benjamin Stein, Leinwand...

  • Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis
    Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis
    The Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis is an annual award established in 1956 by the Federal Ministry of Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth to recognise outstanding works of children's literature. It is Germany's only state-funded literary award. In the past, authors from many countries...


Hebrew literature
Hebrew literature
Hebrew literature consists of ancient, medieval, and modern writings in the Hebrew language. It is one of the primary forms of Jewish literature, though there have been cases of literature written in Hebrew by non-Jews...

  • Bialik Prize
    Bialik Prize
    The Bialik Prize is an annual literary award given by the municipality of Tel Aviv, Israel for significant accomplishments in Hebrew literature. The prize is named in memory of Hayyim Nahman Bialik. There are two separate prizes, one specifically for "Literature", which is in the field of fiction,...

  • Sapir Prize
    Sapir Prize
    The Sapir Prize for Literature of Israel is a prestigious annual literary award presented for a work of fine literature. The prize is awarded by Mifal Hapayis , and is a part of the organization's cultural initiatives...

  • Tchernichovsky Prize
    Tchernichovsky Prize
    The Tchernichovsky Prize is an Israeli prize awarded to individuals for exemplary works of translation into Hebrew. It is awarded by the municipality of Tel Aviv-Yafo. Although initailly awarded annually, it is now awarded every two years....

     (for translation)

Hungarian literature
Hungarian literature
Hungarian literature is literature written in the Hungarian language, predominantly by Hungarians.There is a limited amount of Old Hungarian literature dating to between the late 12th and the early 16th centuries...

  • Balint Balassi Memorial Sword Award
    Balint Balassi Memorial Sword Award
    The Balint Balassi Memorial Sword Award is a European award for literature presented in Budapest since 1997. The native form of this name is Balassi Bálint-emlékkard . This award commemorates the 16th century Hungarian poet Bálint Balassi...

  • Baumgarten Prize
    Baumgarten Prize
    The Baumgarten Prize was founded by Ferenc Ferdinánd Baumgarten on October 17, 1923. It was awarded every year from 1929 to 1949...

  • Kossuth Prize
    Kossuth Prize
    The Kossuth Prize is a state-sponsored award in Hungary, named after the Hungarian politician and revolutionary Lajos Kossuth. The Prize was established in 1948 by the Hungarian National Assembly, to acknowledge outstanding personal and group achievements in the fields of...


Indian literature
Indian literature
Indian literature refers to the literature produced on the Indian subcontinent until 1947 and in the Republic of India thereafter. The Republic of India has 22 officially recognized languages....

  • Ananda Purashkar
    Ananda Purashkar
    The Ananda Purashkar is an award for Bengali literature awarded annually by Ananda Publishers to writers using Bengali, usually from West Bengal, India. Some of the recipients are mentioned below...

  • DSC Prize for South Asian Literature
    DSC Prize for South Asian Literature
    DSC Prize for South Asian Literature is a literary prize awarded annually to writers of any ethnicity or nationality writing about South Asia themes such as culture, politics, history, or people. It is for an original full-length novel written in English, or translated into English. The first award...

  • Hutch Crossword Book Award
  • Jnanpith Award
    Jnanpith Award
    The Jnanpith Award is a literary award in India. Along with the Sahitya Akademi Fellowship, it is one of the two most prestigious literary honours in the country...

  • Kalidas Samman
    Kalidas samman
    The Kalidas Samman is a prestigious arts award presented annually by the government of Madhya Pradesh in India. The award is named after Kālidāsa, a renowned Classical Sanskrit writer of ancient India, widely regarded as the greatest poet and dramatist in the Sanskrit language.The Kalidas Samman...

  • Pampa Award
  • Rabindra Puraskar
    Rabindra Puraskar
    The Rabindra Puraskar or the Rabindra Smriti Puraskar is the highest honorary literary award given in the Indian state of West Bengal. This award is administered by the Government of West Bengal under the aegis of the Paschimbanga Bangla Academy , Kolkata.The award is given for creative...

  • Sahitya Akademi Award
    Sahitya Akademi Award
    Sahitya Akademi Award is a literary honor in India which Sahitya Akademi, India's National Academy of Letters, annually confers on writers of outstanding works in one of the following twenty-four major Indian languagesAssamese, Bengali, Bodo, Dogri, English, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri,...

  • Saraswati Samman
    Saraswati Samman
    The Saraswati Samman is an annual award for outstanding prose or poetry literary works in any Indian language listed in Schedule VIII of the Constitution of India. It is named after an Indian goddess of learning and is considered to be among the highest literary awards in India.The award consists...

  • The Hindu Literary Prize
    The Hindu Literary Prize
    The Hindu Literary Prize or The Hindu Best Fiction Award is an Indian literary award sponsored by The Hindu Literary Review which is part of the The Hindu paper. It recognizes Indian works in English and English translation...


Israeli literature
Israeli literature
Israeli literature is literature written in the State of Israel by Israelis. Most works classed as Israeli literature are written in the Hebrew language, although some Israeli authors write in Yiddish, English, Arabic and Russian...

  • Bialik Prize
    Bialik Prize
    The Bialik Prize is an annual literary award given by the municipality of Tel Aviv, Israel for significant accomplishments in Hebrew literature. The prize is named in memory of Hayyim Nahman Bialik. There are two separate prizes, one specifically for "Literature", which is in the field of fiction,...

  • Geffen Award
    Geffen Award
    The Geffen Award is an annual literary award given by the Israeli Society for Science Fiction and Fantasy since 1999, and presented at the Annual Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention, ICon Festival...

  • Jerusalem Prize
    Jerusalem Prize
    The Jerusalem Prize for the Freedom of the Individual in Society is a biennial literary award given to writers whose works have dealt with themes of human freedom in society. It is awarded at the Jerusalem International Book Fair, and the recipient usually delivers an address when accepting the award...

  • Sapir Prize
    Sapir Prize
    The Sapir Prize for Literature of Israel is a prestigious annual literary award presented for a work of fine literature. The prize is awarded by Mifal Hapayis , and is a part of the organization's cultural initiatives...

  • Yitzhak Sadeh Prize
    Yitzhak Sadeh Prize
    The Yitzhak Sadeh Prize for Military Literature is an annual award literary award given in Israel for the finest book on a military topic. It is named in honor of Yitzhak Sadeh.-Winners:...


Italian literature
Italian literature
Italian literature is literature written in the Italian language, particularly within Italy. It may also refer to literature written by Italians or in Italy in other languages spoken in Italy, often languages that are closely related to modern Italian....

  • Bagutta Prize
    Bagutta Prize
    The Bagutta Prize is an Italian literary prize.It originated in Milan's Bagutta Ristorante. The writer Riccardo Bacchelli discovered the restaurant and soon he had numerous friends who would dine together and discuss books. On 11 November 1927 they decided to create a literary prize and named it...

  • Premio Bancarella
    Premio Bancarella
    The Premio Bancarella is an Italian literary prize established in 1953; it is given in Pontremoli every year, the last Saturday or the last Sunday in July....

  • Premio Campiello
    Premio Campiello
    The Premio Campiello is an annual Italian literary prize.A Jury of Literary Experts identifies books published during the year and, in a public hearing, selects five of those as finalists. These books are called il Premio Selezione Campiello...

  • Premio Strega
  • Premio Urania
    Urania Award
    The Urania Award is an annual literary competition run by the Italian magazine Urania for contemporary Italian science fiction novels. It was held for the first time in 1989.-List of winners:...

  • Viareggio Prize
    Viareggio Prize
    The Viareggio Literary Prize is a prestigious Italian literary award, whose first edition was in 1930, and is named after the Tuscan city of Viareggio...

  • Flaiano Prize
    Flaiano Prize
    The Flaiano Prize , is an Italian international award recognizing achievement in the fields of theater, cinema, television, and literature...


Japanese literature
Japanese literature
Early works of Japanese literature were heavily influenced by cultural contact with China and Chinese literature, often written in Classical Chinese. Indian literature also had an influence through the diffusion of Buddhism in Japan...

  • Akutagawa Prize
    Akutagawa Prize
    The is a Japanese literary award presented semi-annually. It was established in 1935 by Kan Kikuchi, then-editor of Bungeishunjū magazine, in memory of author Ryūnosuke Akutagawa...

  • Dazai Osamu Prize
    Dazai Osamu Prize
    The Dazai Osamu Prize is a Japanese literary prize named for novelist Dazai Osamu .The prize was established in 1965 by the Chikuma Shobo publishing company, discontinued in 1978, and resumed again in 1999 with co-sponsorship of the Mitaka, Tokyo, municipal government...

  • Edogawa Rampo Award
    Edogawa Rampo Award
    The , named after Edogawa Rampo, is a Japanese literary award which has been presented every year by the Mystery Writers of Japan since 1955.Though its name is similar to the Edgar Allan Poe Awards, which has been presented by Mystery Writers of America, the Edogawa Rampo award is not a counterpart...

  • Honkaku Mystery Grand Prize
    Honkaku Mystery Grand Prize
    The are presented every year by the Honkaku Mystery Writers Club of Japan. They honor the best in honkaku mystery fiction and critical work published in the previous year.- Honkaku Mystery Grand Prize for Best Novel winners :...

  • Izumi Kyōka Prize for Literature
    Izumi Kyōka Prize for Literature
    Izumi Kyōka Prize for Literature is the prize for literature in Japan. It was established and started in 1973 to commemorate the 100th year since the birth of Kyōka Izumi...

     (Izumi Kyōka Bungaku Shō)
  • Kikuchi Kan Prize
    Kikuchi Kan Prize
    The honors achievement in all aspects of Japanese culture. It was named in honor of Kikuchi Kan.The Prize is presented annually by Bungei Shunju literary magazine and the Society for the Advancement of Japanese Culture.-Select list of prizewinners:...

     (Kan Kikuchi Shō)
  • Yukio Mishima Prize
    Yukio Mishima Prize
    The is a Japanese literary award presented annually. It was established in 1988 in memory of author Yukio Mishima.- Winners :* 1 1988 Genichiro Takahashi for 優雅で感傷的な日本野球 Yūga de Kanshōtekina Nippon Yakyū* 4 1999 Kazumi Saeki for ア・ルース・ボーイ...

  • Mystery Writers of Japan Award
    Mystery Writers of Japan Award
    The are presented every year by the Mystery Writers of Japan. They honor the best in crime fiction and critical/biographical work published in the previous year.- MWJ Award for Best Novel winners :...

  • Naoki Prize
    Naoki Prize
    The Naoki Prize is a Japanese literary award presented semiannually. The official name is Naoki Sanjugo Prize. It was created in 1935 by Kikuchi Kan, then editor of the Bungeishunjū magazine, and named in memory of novelist Naoki Sanjugo...

     (Naoki Sanjūgo Shō)
  • Noma Prize
    Noma Prize
    The Noma Prizes were established by Shoichi Noma, or in his honor. More than one award is conventionally identified as the Noma Prize.Noma was the former head of Kodansha, the Japanese publishing and bookselling company...

     for Literature
  • Tanizaki Prize
    Tanizaki Prize
    The Tanizaki Prize , named in honor of the Japanese novelist Jun'ichirō Tanizaki, is one of Japan's most sought-after literary awards. It was established in 1965 by the publishing company Chūō Kōronsha Inc. to commemorate its 80th anniversary as a publisher...

  • Yomiuri Prize
    Yomiuri Prize
    The is a prestigious literary award in Japan. The prize was founded in 1948 by the Yomiuri Shinbun Company to help form a "cultural nation". The winner is awarded one million Japanese yen and an inkstone.-Award categories:...

     for Literature

Mexican literature

  • Premio Nacional de Lingüística y Literatura
  • Xavier Villaurrutia Award
    Xavier Villaurrutia Award
    The Xavier Villaurrutia Award is a prestigious literary prize given in Mexico, to a Latin American writer published in Mexico. Founded in 1955, it was named in memory of Xavier Villaurrutia....


Norwegian literature
Norwegian literature
Norwegian literature is literature composed in Norway or by Norwegian people. The history of Norwegian literature starts with the pagan Eddaic poems and skaldic verse of the 9th and 10th centuries with poets such as Bragi Boddason and Eyvindr Skáldaspillir...

  • Halldis Moren Vesaas Prize
    Halldis Moren Vesaas Prize
    The Halldis Moren Vesaas Prize is a Norwegian literary prize which is awarded annually to a Norwegian for lyric or other poetry which through the quality and magnitude of the work has established a significant voice in Norwegian poetry.The prize was established by the publisher, Olaf Norlis...

  • NBU-prisen
    NBU-prisen
    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. It is awarded every year to a Norwegian author or organization...

  • Norwegian Academy Prize in memory of Thorleif Dahl
  • Norwegian Academy of Literature and Freedom of Expression
  • Norwegian Critics Prize for Literature

South African literature

  • Alan Paton Award
    Alan Paton Award
    The Alan Paton Award is a South African literary award that been conferred annually since 1989 for meritorious works of non-fiction. Sponsored by the Johannesburg weekly the Sunday Times, recipients represent the cream of contemporary South African writers who produce works that are judged to...

  • Alba Bouwer Prize
    Alba Bouwer Prize
    The Alba Bouwer Prize is a prize for outstanding children's literature in Afrikaans, awarded triennially by the South African Academy of Science and Arts. Works qualifying for the prize should have been published within the preceding three years, and be intended for under-12s...

  • Amstel Playwright of the Year Award
    Amstel Playwright of the Year Award
    The Amstel Playwright of the Year Award, an independent non-governmental prize, was launched in South Africa in 1978. It recognised South African playwrights. The prize was awarded to many of South Africa's anti-apartheid playwrights....

  • Exclusive Books Boeke Prize
    Exclusive Books Boeke Prize
    The Exclusive Books Boeke Prize is a book prize awarded in South Africa, loosely modelled on the United Kingdom's Man Booker Prize, and sponsored by Exclusive Books...

  • Maskew Miller Longman Literature Awards
    Maskew Miller Longman Literature Awards
    The Maskew Miller Longman Literature Awards were established in 2007 by Maskew Miller Longman, an educational publishing company in South Africa. The competition was created to encourage writing in all of South Africa’s eleven official languages, with a particular focus on literature suitable for a...

  • Percy FitzPatrick Award
    Percy FitzPatrick Award
    The Percy FitzPatrick Award, in recognition of author Sir Percy Fitzpatrick, was initiated in 1970 for the best South African children's book in English....

  • Hertzog Prize
    Hertzog Prize
    The Hertzog Prize or is an annual award given to Afrikaans-language writers by the South African Academy for the Sciences and Arts , formerly the South African Academy for Language, Literature and Arts...

  • Ingrid Jonker Prize
    Ingrid Jonker Prize
    The Ingrid Jonker Prize is a literary prize for the best debut work of Afrikaans or English poetry. It was instituted in honour of Ingrid Jonker after her death in 1965....

  • M-Net Literary Awards
    M-Net Literary Awards
    The M-Net Literary Awards were established in 1991 by M-Net , a commercial television station based in South Africa. It is among South Africa's most prestigious literary honors...

  • Olive Schreiner Prize
    Olive Schreiner Prize
    The Olive Schreiner Prize is an annual award to new and emergent talent administered by the English Academy of South Africa.-Award winners:*2010 Poetry Finuala Dowling Notes from the Dementia Ward*2009 Prose Michael Cawood Green For The Sake of Silence...

  • Sol Plaatje Prize for Translation
    Sol Plaatje Prize for Translation
    The Sol Plaatje Prize for Translation is a bi-annual prize, first awarded in 2007, for translation of prose or poetry into English from any of the other South African official languages. It is administered by the English Academy of South Africa, and was named in honour of Sol Plaatje.-Award...

  • The Sunday Times Fiction Prize
    The Sunday Times Fiction Prize
    The Sunday Times Fiction Prize has been awarded by the South African newspaper The Sunday Times since 2001 to accompany their Alan Paton Award for works of non-fiction...

  • Thomas Pringle Award
    Thomas Pringle Award
    The Thomas Pringle Award is an annual award for work published in newspapers, periodicals and journals. They are awarded on a rotation basis for: a book, play, film or TV review; a literary article or substantial book review; an article on English education; a short story or one-act play; one or...


South Korean literature

  • Dong-in Literary Award
    Dong-in Literary Award
    The Dong-in Literary Award is a South Korean literary award named after novelist Kim Dong-in, established in order to praise the literary achievement of The Republic of Korea...

  • Manhae Prize
    Manhae Prize
    The Manhae Prize is a series of awards in the following categories; Peace, Social Service, Academic Excellence, Art, Literature, and Buddhist Missionary Work awarded by The Society for the Promotion and Practice of Manhae's Thoughts in memory of Buddhist reformer and anti-Japanese independence...

  • Yi Sang Literary Award
    Yi Sang Literary Award
    The Yi Sang Literary Award is a South Korean literary award. It is one of South Korea's most prestigious literary awards named after Yi Sang, an innovative writer in modern Korean literature. The Yi Sang Literary Award was established in 1977...


Spanish literature
Spanish literature
Spanish literature generally refers to literature written in the Spanish language within the territory that presently constitutes the state of Spain...

  • Miguel de Cervantes Prize
    Miguel de Cervantes Prize
    The Miguel de Cervantes Prize , established in 1976, is awarded annually to honour the lifetime achievement of an outstanding writer in the Spanish language. The prize is similar to the Booker Prize, with its candidates from Commonwealth countries, in that it rewards authors from any...

  • Premio Nadal
    Premio Nadal
    Premio Nadal is a Spanish literary prize awarded annually by the publishing house Ediciones Destino, part of Planeta. It has been awarded every year on January 6 since 1944...

  • Premio Planeta
    Premio Planeta
    The Premio Planeta de Novela is a Spanish literary prize, awarded since 1952 by the Spanish publisher Grupo Planeta to an original novel written in Spanish . It is one of about 16 literary prizes given by Planeta....

  • Premio de Novela Ciudad de Torrevieja
    Premio de Novela Ciudad de Torrevieja
    The Premio de Novela Ciudad de Torrevieja is a Spanish literary prize, awarded since 2001 by the publisher Plaza & Janés to an original unpublished novel written in Spanish...

  • Rómulo Gallegos Prize
    Rómulo Gallegos Prize
    The Rómulo Gallegos International Novel Prize was created on 6 August 1964 by a presidential decree enacted by Venezuelan President Raúl Leoni, in honor of the Venezuelan politician and President Rómulo Gallegos, the author of Doña Bárbara....

  • Premio Nacional de Literatura
    Premio Nacional de Literatura
    A number of countries offer a National Prize for Literature :* National Prize for Literature * National Prize for Literature * National Prize for Literature...

  • Premio Azorín
    Premio Azorín
    The Premio Azorín de Novela is one of the most important literary awards for works written in the Spanish language...

  • Premio de la Crítica
  • Premi Prudenci Bertrana

Swedish literature
Swedish literature
Swedish literature refers to literature written in the Swedish language or by writers from Sweden.The first literary text from Sweden is the Rök Runestone, carved during the Viking Age circa 800 AD. With the conversion of the land to Christianity around 1100 AD, Sweden entered the Middle Ages,...

  • Augustpriset
    Augustpriset
    The August Prize is a Swedish literary prize that has been given out since 1989 by the Swedish Publishers' Association. The prize is given in the categories Fiction, Non-Fiction, and Children's and Youth Literature. The prize is named after the writer August Strindberg...

  • De Nios Stora Pris
  • Best Swedish Crime Novel Award
    Best Swedish Crime Novel Award
    The Best Swedish Crime Novel Award is a literary prize awarded annually since 1982 by the Swedish Crime Writers' Academy.The winners of the award are:* 1982 - Leif GW Persson for Samhällsbärarna...

     – awarded by Swedish Crime Writers' Academy
    Swedish Crime Writers' Academy
    The Swedish Crime Writers' Academy , is a Swedish organization set up in 1971 to promote the writing of detective fiction and crime fiction...


Turkish literature
Turkish literature
Turkish literature comprises both oral compositions and written texts in the Turkish language, either in its Ottoman form or in less exclusively literary forms, such as that spoken in the Republic of Turkey today...

  • Erdal Oz Literature Award
    Erdal Oz Literature Award
    The is a Turkish literary award presented annually. It was established in 2008 by Can Publisher, in memory of author and founder of Can Publisher, Erdal Oz.The winner receives 15,000 Turkish liras, approximately US $10,000.-Award winners:*2011 Şavkar Altınel...

  • Orhan Kemal
    Orhan Kemal
    Orhan Kemal is the pen name of Turkish novelist Mehmet Raşit Öğütçü. He is known for his realist novels that tells the stories of the poor in Turkey....

     Literature Award
  • Sait Faik Abasıyanık
    Sait Faik Abasiyanik
    Sait Faik Abasıyanık was one of the greatest Turkish writers of short stories and poetry. Born in Adapazarı, he was educated at the Bursa Erkek Lisesi. He enrolled in the Turcology Department of Istanbul University in 1928, but under pressure from his father went to Switzerland to study economics...

     Literature Award
  • Sedat Simavi Literature Award
    Sedat Simavi Literature Award
    The Sedat Simavi Literature Prize is a Turkish literary award presented annually. It was established in 1977 by Sedat Simavi Foundation, in memory of author and journalist, Sedat Simavi.The prize is given also in nine different areas in sport, TV, radio, reporting, healthy, science, social sciences...

  • Yunus Nadi Abalıoğlu
    Yunus Nadi Abalioglu
    Yunus Nadi Abalıoğlu was a renowned Turkish journalist and founder of the newspaper Cumhuriyet.Yunus Nadi was born in 1879 in the Seydiler village of the south Aegean town Fethiye. After primary school in Fethiye, he was schooled on Rhodes. Later on, Yunus Nadi moved to Istanbul, where he...

     Literature Award

Ukrainian Literature


Children's literature
Children's literature
Children's literature is for readers and listeners up to about age twelve; it is often defined in four different ways: books written by children, books written for children, books chosen by children, or books chosen for children. It is often illustrated. The term is used in senses which sometimes...

  • Newbery Medal
    Newbery Medal
    The John Newbery Medal is a literary award given by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association . The award is given to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. The award has been given since 1922. ...

     and Newbery Honor (USA) – since 1922
  • Carnegie Medal
    Carnegie Medal
    The Carnegie Medal is a literary award established in 1936 in honour of Scottish philanthropist Andrew Carnegie and given annually to an outstanding book for children and young adults. It is awarded by the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals...

     (UK) – since 1936
  • Caldecott Medal
    Caldecott Medal
    The Caldecott Medal is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children , a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children published that year. The award was named in honor of nineteenth-century English...

     and Caldecott Honor (USA) for illustration – since 1938
  • Governor General's Award for English language children's literature
    Governor General's Award for English language children's literature
    This is a list of recipients of the Governor General's Award for children's literature. An award for juvenile literature existed from 1949 to 1958, and the current award was created in 1987.-Juvenile fiction:*1949: R.S. Lambert, Franklin of the Arctic...

     (Canada) – since 1949
  • Jane Addams Children's Book Award (USA) – since 1953
  • Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal
    Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal
    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...

     (USA) – since 1954
  • Hans Christian Andersen Award
    Hans Christian Andersen Award
    The Hans Christian Andersen Award, sometimes known as the "Nobel Prize for children's literature", is an international award given biennially by the International Board on Books for Young People in recognition of a "lasting contribution to children's literature"...

     (International) – since 1956
  • Kate Greenaway Medal
    Kate Greenaway Medal
    The Kate Greenaway Medal was established in the United Kingdom in 1955 in honour of the children's illustrator, Kate Greenaway. The medal is given annually to an outstanding work of illustration in children's literature. It is awarded by Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals...

     for illustration (UK) – since 1956
  • Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award
    Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award
    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....

     (USA) – since 1957
  • Guardian Award
    Guardian Award
    The Guardian Children's Fiction Prize or Guardian Award is a prominent award for works of children's literature by British or Commonwealth authors, published in the United Kingdom during the preceding year. The award has been given annually since 1967, and is decided by a panel of authors and the...

     (UK) – since 1967
  • Coretta Scott King Award
    Coretta Scott King Award
    The Coretta Scott King Award is an annual award presented by the Ethnic & Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table, part of the American Library Association...

     for African-American Literature (USA) – since 1970
  • Tir na n-Og Awards
    Tir na n-Og Awards
    The Tir na n-Og Awards , established in Wales in 1976, are annual children's literary awards. There are currently three awards, presented to the best English-language book of the year with a Welsh background, and the best Welsh-language books for the primary and secondary sectors. Both fiction and...

     (Wales, UK) – since 1976
  • Nestlé Smarties Book Prize
    Nestlé Smarties Book Prize
    The Nestlé Children's Book Prize, also known as the Nestlé Smarties Book Prize, was an annual award given to children's books written in the previous year by a UK citizen or resident. The prize was administered by Booktrust, an independent charity which promotes books and reading, and sponsored by...

     (UK) – 1985-2007
  • Prix Sorcières
    Prix Sorcières
    The Prix Sorcières is an annual literary prize awarded in France since 1986 to works of children's literature in a number of categories.The prizewinners are decided jointly by the ALSJ and the ABF .Qualifying works must be written in French or translated into French from the original...

     (France) – since 1986
  • Governor General's Award for French language children's literature
    Governor General's Award for French language children's literature
    This is a list of recipients of the Governor General's Award for French-language children's literature. The award was created in 1987 alongside the award for English-language children's literature.-1980s:*1987: David Schinkel and Yves Beauchesne, ...

     (Canada) – since 1987
  • Bisto Book of the Year Awards
    Bisto Book of the Year Awards
    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 Awards are run by Children's Books Ireland and are open to authors and illustrators born or resident in Ireland; books may be...

     (Ireland) – since 1990
  • Anne V. Zarrow Award for Young Readers' Literature (USA) – since 1991
  • The Eilis Dillon Award (Ireland) – since 1995
  • Angus Book Award
    Angus Book Award
    The Angus Book Award is a literary award for UK authors of teenage fiction. It is awarded by Angus Council in Scotland. The award is decided by the votes of the secondary schools in Angus. The pupils host the awards every year. The ceremony is hosted by a different school each year...

     (UK) – since 1996
  • Pura Belpré Award for Latino literature (USA) – since 1996
  • Marsh Award for Children’s Literature in Translation (UK) – since 1996
  • Children's Laureate
    Children's Laureate
    Children's Laureate is a position awarded in the UK once every two years to a distinguished writer or illustrator of children's books. A biannual bursary of £10,000 is offered...

     (UK) – since 1999
  • Michael L. Printz Award
    Michael L. Printz Award
    The Michael L. Printz Award is an annual award in the United States for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature. It is named for a school librarian from Topeka, Kansas, who was a long-time active member of the Young Adult Library Services Association...

     for young adult literature (USA) – since 2000
  • Sibert Medal
    Sibert Medal
    The Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award 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 author and illustrator of the most distinguished informational book published in English during the...

     for informational books (USA) – since 2001
  • Super Dash Novel Rookie of the Year Award
    Super Dash Novel Rookie of the Year Award
    The is an annual award given by Shueisha's Super Dash Bunko imprint for the best new light novel of the year. The award was first presented in 2001. Submissions are accepted until October 25 each year, and announced on April 25 of the following year....

     (Japan) - since 2001
  • Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award
    Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award
    The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award is an international children's literature award, established by the Swedish government in 2002 in honour of the Swedish children's books writer Astrid Lindgren...

     (international) – since 2003

Horror fiction
Horror fiction
Horror fiction also Horror fantasy is a philosophy of literature, which is intended to, or has the capacity to frighten its readers, inducing feelings of horror and terror. It creates an eerie atmosphere. Horror can be either supernatural or non-supernatural...

  • Bram Stoker Award
    Bram Stoker Award
    The Bram Stoker Award is a recognition presented by the Horror Writers Association for "superior achievement" in horror writing. The awards have been presented annually since 1987, and the winners are selected by ballot of the Active members of the HWA...

     for superior achievement in horror writing - since 1987

Military fiction and military history
Military history
Military history is a humanities discipline within the scope of general historical recording of armed conflict in the history of humanity, and its impact on the societies, their cultures, economies and changing intra and international relationships....

  • Colby Award
    Colby Award
    The William E. Colby Award was established in 1999 by the William E. Colby Military Writers' Symposium at Norwich University in Vermont in order to recognize "a first work of fiction or non-fiction that has made a major contribution to the understanding of intelligence operations, military history,...

     for a first work of fiction or non-fiction – since 1999
  • Pritzker Military Library Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing
    Pritzker Military Library Literature Award
    Pritzker Military Library Literature Award is a literary award given annually by the Pritzker Military Library. It is a lifetime achievement award for military writing. The prize is valued at $100,000 making it one of the richest literary prizes in the world. The inaugural year was...

     – since 2007

Mystery
Mystery fiction
Mystery fiction is a loosely-defined term.1.It is often used as a synonym for detective fiction or crime fiction— in other words a novel or short story in which a detective investigates and solves a crime mystery. Sometimes mystery books are nonfiction...

: crime fiction
Crime fiction
Crime fiction is the literary genre that fictionalizes crimes, their detection, criminals and their motives. It is usually distinguished from mainstream fiction and other genres such as science fiction or historical fiction, but boundaries can be, and indeed are, blurred...

 and Detective fiction
Detective fiction
Detective fiction is a sub-genre of crime fiction and mystery fiction in which an investigator , either professional or amateur, investigates a crime, often murder.-In ancient literature:...

  • Agatha Award
    Agatha Award
    The Agatha Awards are literary awards for mystery and crime writers who write via the same method as Agatha Christie...

  • Anthony Award
    Anthony Award
    The Anthony Awards are literary awards for mystery writers presented at the Bouchercon World Mystery Convention since 1986. The awards are named for Anthony Boucher , one of the founders of the Mystery Writers of America....

  • Arthur Ellis Awards
    Arthur Ellis Awards
    The Arthur Ellis Awards are a group of Canadian literary awards, presented annually by the Crime Writers of Canada for the best Canadian crime and mystery writing....

     by the Crime Writers of Canada
  • Barry Award
    Barry Award (for crime novels)
    The Barry Award is a crime literary prize awarded annually since 1997 by the editors of Deadly Pleasures, an American quarterly publication for crime fiction readers. From 2007-2009 the award was jointly presented with the publication Mystery News...

  • Best Swedish Crime Novel Award
    Best Swedish Crime Novel Award
    The Best Swedish Crime Novel Award is a literary prize awarded annually since 1982 by the Swedish Crime Writers' Academy.The winners of the award are:* 1982 - Leif GW Persson for Samhällsbärarna...

     – awarded by Swedish Crime Writers' Academy
    Swedish Crime Writers' Academy
    The Swedish Crime Writers' Academy , is a Swedish organization set up in 1971 to promote the writing of detective fiction and crime fiction...

  • Crime Writers' Association
    Crime Writers' Association
    The Crime Writers Association is a writers' association in the United Kingdom. Founded by John Creasey in 1953, it is currently chaired by Peter James and claims 450+ members....

     awards:
    • Cartier Diamond Dagger
      Cartier Diamond Dagger
      The Cartier Diamond Dagger is an award given by the Crime Writers' Association of Great Britain to authors who have made an outstanding lifetime's contribution to the genre. The 2011 winner is Lindsey Davis.-Winners:* 1986 - Eric Ambler* 1987 - P. D...

    • Dagger in the Library
      Dagger in the Library
      The Dagger in the Library is an annual award given by the British Crime Writers' Association to a particular author. The award is given to a "living author who has given the most pleasure to readers". Yearly shortlists are drawn up from submissions by libraries across United Kingdom, and the final...

    • Dagger of Daggers
      Dagger of Daggers
      The Dagger of Daggers was a special award given in 2005 by the Crime Writers' Association to celebrate its 50th anniversary. All books that had previously won the CWA Gold Dagger for Best Crime Novel of the Year were eligible, and the purpose was to select "the best of the best"...

    • Duncan Lawrie International Dagger
      Duncan Lawrie International Dagger
      The Duncan Lawrie International Dagger is an award given by the Crime Writers' Association for best translated crime novel of the year. The winning author receives an ornamental dagger and £5,000. The translator of the novel is awarded £1,000....

    • Gold Dagger
      Gold Dagger
      The Gold Dagger Award was an award given annually by the Crime Writers' Association for the best crime novel of the year.For its first five years, the organization's top honor was known as the Crossed Red Herring Award....

    • Ian Fleming Steel Dagger
      CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger
      The CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger is an annual award given by the British Crime Writers' Association for best thriller of the year. The award is sponsored by the estate of Ian Fleming and is given to "best adventure/thriller novel in the vein of James Bond"....

    • Short Story Award
  • Glass Key award
    Glass key award
    The Glass Key award is a literature award given annually to a crime novel by an author from the Nordic countries.The award, named after the novel The Glass Key by American crime writer Dashiell Hammett, is a real glass key given every year by the members of the Crime Writers of Scandinavia to a...

  • Grand Prix de Littérature Policière
    Grand Prix de Littérature Policière
    The Grand Prix de Littérature Policière is a French literary prize founded in 1948 by author and literary critic Maurice-Bernard Endrèbe. It is the most prestigious award for crime and detective fiction in France...

  • Hammett Prize
    Hammett Prize
    The Hammett Prize is awarded annually by the International Association of Crime Writers, North American Branch to a Canadian or US citizen or permanent resident for a book in English in the field of crime writing...

  • Honkaku Mystery Grand Prize
    Honkaku Mystery Grand Prize
    The are presented every year by the Honkaku Mystery Writers Club of Japan. They honor the best in honkaku mystery fiction and critical work published in the previous year.- Honkaku Mystery Grand Prize for Best Novel winners :...

     - awarded by Honkaku Mystery Writers Club of Japan
    Honkaku Mystery Writers Club of Japan
    is a Japan-based organization for mystery writers who write Honkaku mystery.The organization was founded on 3 November 2000 by Natsuhiko Kyogoku, Kaoru Kitamura, Tetsuya Ayukawa and the other mystery writers...

  • Left Coast Crime awards
    • Lefty award
    • The Bruce Alexander Memorial Historical Mystery
  • Macavity Award
  • Martin Beck Award
    Martin Beck Award
    The Martin Beck Award is an award given by the Swedish Crime Writers' Academy for the best crime novel in translation. It is one of the most prestigious international crime-writing awards....

  • Mystery Writers of America
    Mystery Writers of America
    Mystery Writers of America is an organization for mystery writers, based in New York.The organization was founded in 1945 by Clayton Rawson, Anthony Boucher, Lawrence Treat, and Brett Halliday....

     awards:
    • Edgar Award
      Edgar Award
      The Edgar Allan Poe Awards , named after Edgar Allan Poe, are presented every year by the Mystery Writers of America...

  • Mystery Writers of Japan
    Mystery Writers of Japan
    is an organization for mystery writers in Japan.The organization was founded on 21 June 1947 by EDOGAWA Rampo. It is currently chaired by Keigo HIGASHINO and claims about 600 members.It presents the Mystery Writers of Japan Award to writers every year...

     awards:
    • Mystery Writers of Japan Award
      Mystery Writers of Japan Award
      The are presented every year by the Mystery Writers of Japan. They honor the best in crime fiction and critical/biographical work published in the previous year.- MWJ Award for Best Novel winners :...

    • Edogawa Rampo Award
      Edogawa Rampo Award
      The , named after Edogawa Rampo, is a Japanese literary award which has been presented every year by the Mystery Writers of Japan since 1955.Though its name is similar to the Edgar Allan Poe Awards, which has been presented by Mystery Writers of America, the Edogawa Rampo award is not a counterpart...

  • Shamus Award
    Shamus Award
    The Shamus Award is awarded by the Private Eye Writers of America for the best detective fiction genre novels and short stories of the year....

  • Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award
    Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award
    The Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award is a crime-fiction award, sponsored by Theakston's Old Peculier. It is awarded annually at Harrogate Crime Writing Festival in the UK, held every July. The winner receives £3000 and a small hand-carved oak beer cask carved by one of...


Science fiction
Science fiction
Science fiction is a genre of fiction dealing with imaginary but more or less plausible content such as future settings, futuristic science and technology, space travel, aliens, and paranormal abilities...

 and fantasy
Fantasy
Fantasy is a genre of fiction that commonly uses magic and other supernatural phenomena as a primary element of plot, theme, or setting. Many works within the genre take place in imaginary worlds where magic is common...


  • Hugo Award
    Hugo Award
    The Hugo Awards are given annually for the best science fiction or fantasy works and achievements of the previous year. The award is named after Hugo Gernsback, the founder of the pioneering science fiction magazine Amazing Stories, and was officially named the Science Fiction Achievement Awards...

     – since 1955
  • Nebula Award
    Nebula Award
    The Nebula Award is given each year by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America , for the best science fiction/fantasy fiction published in the United States during the previous year...

     – since 1965
  • Ditmar Award
    Ditmar Award
    The Ditmar Award has been awarded annually since 1969 at the Australian National Science Fiction Convention to recognise achievement in Australian science fiction and science fiction fandom...

     (Australia) - since 1969
  • BSFA award
    BSFA award
    The BSFA Awards are literary awards presented annually since 1970 by the British Science Fiction Association to honor works in the genre of science fiction. Nominees and winners are chosen based on a vote of BSFA members...

     – since 1970
  • Seiun Award
    Seiun Award
    The is a Japanese science fiction award for the best science fiction published in Japan during the preceding year, as voted by attendees of the Japan Science Fiction Convention. "Seiun" is the Japanese word for "nebula", but the award is not related to the American Nebula Award. It was named after...

     - since 1970
  • Locus Award
    Locus Award
    The Locus Award is a literary award established in 1971 and presented to winners of Locus magazine's annual readers' poll. Currently, the Locus Awards are presented at an annual banquet...

     – since 1971
  • Mythopoeic Awards
    Mythopoeic Awards
    The Mythopoeic Awards for literature and literary studies are given by the Mythopoeic Society to authors of outstanding works in the fields of myth, fantasy, and the scholarly study of these areas; the full criteria and description can be read on the Mythopoeic Society's -Mythopoeic Fantasy...

     – Awards for the best of mythic fantasy, following in the tradition of J. R. R. Tolkien
    J. R. R. Tolkien
    John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, CBE was an English writer, poet, philologist, and university professor, best known as the author of the classic high fantasy works The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion.Tolkien was Rawlinson and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon at Pembroke College,...

     and C.S. Lewis – since 1971
  • Prix Tour-Apollo Award
    Prix Tour-Apollo Award
    The Prix Tour-Apollo was an annual French award given to the best science fiction novel published in French during the preceding year. Awards were given in 1972-1990, inclusive, and usually went to a work first published in English in the US or UK.-Winners:...

     – since 1972
  • John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
    Campbell award (best novel)
    The John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel for best science fiction novel was created in 1973 by writers and critics Harry Harrison and Brian W. Aldiss to honor Campbell's name...

     – since 1973
  • John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer in Science Fiction – since 1973
  • World Fantasy Award
    World Fantasy Award
    The World Fantasy Awards are annual, international awards given to authors and artists who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in the field of fantasy...

     – since 1975
  • Paul Harland Prize
    Paul Harland Prize
    The Paul Harland Prize is the oldest annual award for original Dutch short science fiction, fantasy or horror stories. It is named after Dutch science fiction author Paul Harland, who died in 2003....

     (Netherlands) - since 1976
  • Prometheus Award
    Prometheus Award
    The Prometheus Award is an award for libertarian science fiction novels given annually by the Libertarian Futurist Society, which also publishes a quarterly journal Prometheus. L. Neil Smith established the award in 1979, but it was not awarded regularly until the newly founded Libertarian Futurist...

     – best Libertarian
    Libertarianism
    Libertarianism, in the strictest sense, is the political philosophy that holds individual liberty as the basic moral principle of society. In the broadest sense, it is any political philosophy which approximates this view...

     SF – since 1979
  • Nihon SF Taisho Award
    Nihon SF Taisho Award
    Nihon SF Taishō Award is a Japanese science fiction award. It has been compared to the Nebula Award as it is given by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of Japan or SFWJ...

     - since 1980
  • Prix Aurora Award (Canada) - since 1980
  • Prix Rosny-Aîné
    Prix Rosny-Aîné
    The Prix Rosny-Aîné is a literary prize for French science fiction. It has been awarded annually since 1980 in two categories: best novel and best short fiction.-Best Novel Winners:*1980 : Michel Jeury, for Le territoire humain...

     (France) - since 1980
  • Kurd-Laßwitz-Preis
    Kurd-Laßwitz-Preis
    The Kurd-Laßwitz-Preis is possibly the best-known science fiction award from Germany. The award is named after the science fiction author Kurd Laßwitz....

     (Germany) - since 1981
  • Philip K. Dick Award – since 1982
  • Compton Crook Award
    Compton Crook Award
    The Compton Crook Award is presented to the best first 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...

     – best first time novel in genre in a year – since 1983
  • Janusz A. Zajdel Award
    Janusz A. Zajdel Award
    The Janusz A. Zajdel Award , often called just Zajdel,is the annual award given by the Polish science fiction and fantasy fandom for the best stories published in the previous year...

     – (Poland) – since 1984
  • Writers of the Future
    Writers of the Future
    Writers of the Future is a science fiction and fantasy story contest that was originated by L. Ron Hubbard in the early 1980s. Hubbard...

     – contest for new authors – since 1985
  • Tähtivaeltaja Award
    Tähtivaeltaja Award
    Tähtivaeltaja Award is an annual prize by Helsingin science fiction seura ry for the best science fiction book released in Finland.- 2011 :Maarit Verronen: Kirkkaan selkeää Shortlisted books:...

     (Finland) - since 1986
  • Arthur C. Clarke Award
    Arthur C. Clarke Award
    The Arthur C. Clarke Award is a British award given for the best science fiction novel first published in the United Kingdom during the previous year. The award was established with a grant from Arthur C. Clarke and the first prize was awarded in 1987...

     – since 1987
  • Japan Fantasy Novel Award
    Japan Fantasy Novel Award
    The is an annual award which began in 1989 and is sponsored by the Yomiuri Shimbun and Shimizu Corporation with the backing of publisher Shinchōsha. The winner gets a contract to have their unpublished work published by Shinchōsha and receives ¥5 million. The contest is open to anyone, whether an...

     - since 1989
  • Sir Julius Vogel Award
    Sir Julius Vogel Award
    The Sir Julius Vogel Awards are awarded each year at the New Zealand National Science Fiction Convention to recognise achievement in New Zealand science fiction, fantasy, horror, and science fiction fandom...

     (New Zealand) - since 1989
  • Urania Award
    Urania Award
    The Urania Award is an annual literary competition run by the Italian magazine Urania for contemporary Italian science fiction novels. It was held for the first time in 1989.-List of winners:...

     (Italy) - since 1989
  • SFRA Pioneer Award
    SFRA Pioneer Award
    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.Previous winners:*1990 - Veronica Hollinger, "The Vampire and the Alien: Variations on the Outsider"*1991 - H...

     – best critical essay length work – since 1990
  • Tiptree award
    James Tiptree, Jr. Award
    The James Tiptree, Jr. Award is an annual literary prize for works of science fiction or fantasy that expand or explore one's understanding of gender. It was initiated in February of 1991 by science fiction authors Pat Murphy and Karen Joy Fowler, subsequent to a discussion at WisCon.- Background...

     – since 1991
  • Chandler Award
    Chandler Award
    The Chandler Award is presented by the Australian Science Fiction Foundation for "Outstanding Achievement in Australian Science Fiction".It is named in recognition of the contribution that science fiction writer A...

     (Australia) - since 1992
  • Sidewise Award for Alternate History
    Sidewise Award for Alternate History
    The Sidewise Awards for Alternate History were established in 1995 to recognize the best alternate history stories and novels of the year.The awards take their name from the 1934 short story "Sidewise in Time" by Murray Leinster, in which a strange storm causes portions of Earth to swap places with...

     – since 1995
  • Aurealis Award
    Aurealis Award
    Aurealis Award for Excellence in Speculative Fiction is an annual literary award for Australian science fiction, fantasy and horror fiction. Only Australians are eligible for the award.-History:...

     (Australia) - since 1995
  • Thomas D. Clareson Award for Distinguished Service
    Thomas D. Clareson Award for Distinguished Service
    The Thomas D. Clareson Award for Distinguished Service is presented by the Science Fiction Research Association for outstanding service activities...

     – promotion of SF teaching and study, etc. – since 1996
  • Endeavour Award
    Endeavour Award
    The Endeavour Award, announced annually at OryCon in Portland, Oregon, is awarded to a distinguished science fiction or fantasy book written by a Pacific Northwest author or authors and published in the previous year....

     (Pacific Northwest) - since 1999
  • Nautilus Award
    Nautilus Award
    Nautilus Award is a Polish science fiction and fantasy award created by Robert J. Szmidt of the Science Fiction magazine. The award is named after the cephalopods of that name ....

     (Poland) - since 2003
  • WSFA Small Press Award
    WSFA Small Press Award
    The WSFA Small Press Award was inaugurated by the Washington Science Fiction Association in 2007. The award is open to works of imaginative literature published in English for the first time in the previous calendar year...

     – since 2007
  • Tähtifantasia Award
    Tähtifantasia Award
    Tähtifantasia Award is an annual prize by Helsingin science fiction seura ry for the best foreign fantasy book released in Finland.- Recipients :2010Shortlisted books:* Terry Pratchett: Yövartiosto...

     (Finland) - since 2007

Sports


General
  • William Hill Sports Book of the Year
    William Hill Sports Book of the Year
    The William Hill Sports Book of the Year is an annual British literary award sponsored by bookmakers William Hill. It claims to be "the world's richest sports book prize" at £22,000...

     (UK)


Baseball
  • CASEY Award
    CASEY Award
    The CASEY Award has been given to the best baseball book of the year since . The honor was begun by Mike Shannon and W.J. Harrison, editors and co-founders of “Spitball: The Literary Baseball Magazine.”-CASEY Award recipients:...

     (US)
  • Jerry Malloy Book Prize (US)
  • Seymour Medal (US)
  • Dave Moore Award
    Dave Moore Award
    The baseball journal Elysian Fields Quarterly began awarding the Dave Moore Award in 1999. The honor is given to the “most important” baseball book of the year...

     (US)

Biography
Biography
A biography is a detailed description or account of someone's life. More than a list of basic facts , biography also portrays the subject's experience of those events...

  • Marsh Biography Award
    Marsh Biography Award
    The Marsh Biography Award is a British literary award, given to the author of the best biography written in the previous two years by a British author. It was established in 1987 and is presented biennially...

     - awarded biennially for the best biography written by a British author and first published in the UK during the two preceding years.

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