Prizes and Awards

The 2020 National Book Awards

Established in 1950, the National Book Award is an American literary prize administered by the National Book Foundation, a nonprofit organization.  Awards are given for young people's literature, translation, poetry, nonfiction, and fiction.


Fiction

2020 Booker Prize

The leading literary award in the English speaking world, which has brought recognition, reward and readership to outstanding fiction for over 50 years. Awarded annually to the best novel of the year written in English and published in the UK or Ireland.

2020 First Novel Prize

The First Novel Prize, first awarded in 2006, was created to honor the best debut fiction of the year. The winner receives a $15,000 prize with each shortlisted author receiving $1,000. In these particularly challenging times, we are enormously grateful to a generous donor who has made it possible to increase this year’s prize from the previous amount of $10,000 in order to be more supportive of talented emerging writers. The winner is announced in December at our Annual Benefit and Awards Dinner.

2020 James Beard Awards

For cookbooks and other non-fiction food- or beverage-related books that were published in the U.S. in 2019. Winners, including the Book of the Year Award and the Cookbook Hall of Fame inductee [were] announced on Wednesday, May 27, 2020.


American

2020 Pulitzer Prize Winners

"The Pulitzer Prize for Fiction is one of the seven American Pulitzer Prizes that are annually awarded for Letters, Drama, and Music. It recognizes distinguished fiction by an American author, preferably dealing with American life, published during the preceding calendar year." 

Check out the finalists and winners for the 2020 Pulitzer Prize below

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The Hugo Awards 2020

Wednesday, April 8th, 2020

The Hugo Awards, presented annually since 1955, are science fiction’s most prestigious award. The awards are voted on by members of the World Science Fiction Convention (“Worldcon”), which is also responsible for administering them.  Finalists are announced in the spring, and winners announced at the World Science Fiction Convention in August.

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The 2020 Audie Awards

Thursday, February 6th, 2020

 Founded in 1995, the Audie Awards represent the premier awards program in the United States, recognizing distinction in audiobooks and spoken word entertainment. 

Finalists are selected in 24 different categories ranging from children's titles to memoir, including categories for best male and female audio performer as well.  

A single title is selected for the honor of Audiobook of the Year.  Winners are announced in March at the annual Audie Awards Gala.

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The 2020 Booker International Prize

Thursday, February 27th, 2020

Prior to 2016, the Booker Prize was open only to UK authors, but the addition of the Booker International Prize now helps highlight the works of superb authors and translators from around the world. 

The Man Booker International Prize is awarded annually for a single book, translated into English and published in the UK.  The £50,000 prize, awarded in May, is divided equally between the winning author and the English translator.

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