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A complete readers resource with information on well over 200,000 fiction and readable nonfiction titles. Includes a complete list of awards and award winners for various categories, arranged alphabetically by award.
An easy acess point to some of the top book-related sites, including information on awards and suggested reading.
The Agatha Awards honor books best typified by the works of Agatha Christie as well as others. The genre is loosely defined as mysteries that contain no explicit sex, excessive gore, or gratuitous violence.
Awarded each year by the Mystery Writers of America to authors of distinguished work in various categories of mystery publications.
Given annually since 1955, the Hugo Awards honor science fiction achievement, and are presented by the World Science Fiction Society and determined by popular vote of its members.
International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award
Awarded annually by the City of Dublin to an exceptional work of literary fiction published in English two years prior to the award year. To view Houston Public Library's recent and past nominations for this prestigious award, click here.
Lambda Literary Awards
Annual awards presented in several categories for excellence in gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered literature.
Man Booker Prizes for Fiction
The Man Booker Prize is presented annually to the year's best novel written by a citizen of the British Commonwealth or the Republic of Ireland. The Man Booker International Prize is presented biennially (during odd-numbered years) to the year's best novel available in the English language.
National Book Awards
Presented by the National Book Foundation, these annual awards are given to recognize achievements in four genres: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Young People's Literature.
National Book Critics Circle Awards
Annual prize selected by book reviewers for the best book in six categories: autobiography, biography, criticism, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.
The Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America, Inc. presents these awards for the best SF/Fantasy novel, novella, novelette, short story, and script each spring.
Nobel Prize for Literature
Awarded annually to “the person who shall have produced in the field of literature the most outstanding work in an ideal direction.”
Pulitzer Prize Archive
Established by the will of Joseph Pulitzer and administered by the Columbia School of Journalism, awards are given not only for journalism, but also for fiction, U.S. history, biography, poetry, general nonfiction, drama, and music.
Romance Writers of America Awards
Romance Writers of America promotes the interests of career-focused romance writers by sponsoring awards that acknowledge excellence in the romance genre. The RITA is awarded for published romance fiction novels, and the Golden Heart is awarded for unpublished romance fiction manuscripts.