Prizes and Awards

2020 Dagger Awards

Tuesday, June 9th, 2020

"The CWA Dagger Awards are the premier literary crime writing awards in the United Kingdom. Our 11 Daggers are (mainly) nominated by publishers and judged by industry professionals."

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55th Annual Nebula Awards

Monday, June 1st, 2020

Sci Fi and Fantasy fans rejoice!  The Nebula Award winners are here!  The Nebulas recognize the best works of science fiction and fantasy published in the United States, as selected by members of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, and are considered among the most prestigious awards for these genres.  Have you read all the winners yet?

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2020 Lambda Literary Awards

Monday, June 1st, 2020

Lambda Literary Awards celebrates works that explore LGBT themes. Categories include Humor, Romance and Biography. The Lambda Literary Foundation astates that its mission is "to celebrate LGBT literature and provide resources for writers, readers, booksellers, publishers, and librarians—the whole literary community." The awards were instituted in 1988.

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2020 Thurber Prize

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The Thurber Prize is one of America's premier awards for humorous literature.  A single winner is selected by a panel of humor writers (often past prizewinners themselves), and receives a $5,000 prize purse.

2020 Hugo Awards

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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2019 National Book Critics Circle Awards

Friday, March 13th, 2020

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The National Book Critics Circle was founded in 1974 to expand the conversation surrounding writing, literature, and literary criticism.  Today, in addition to serving nearly 800 member critics, authors, literary bloggers, book publishing professionals and more, the NBCC presents an annual series of awards to the top books published in the previous year in the categories of Autobiography, Biography, Criticism, Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry.  Check out the finalists and winners now!

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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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2020 International Booker Prize

Thursday, February 27, 2020

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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 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.  This year's winner has just been announced!

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