Literary Prizes and Awards


* Children's Literary Prizes and Awards
* New Zealand


* Anthony Awards - Winners
* Aventis Prizes for Science Books - Winners
* BBC Four Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction
Aims to reward the best of non-fiction, from biography, travel and popular science to the arts and current affairs.
* BBC Four Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction - Winners
* Betty Trask Awards - Winners
* Bram Stoker Awards - Winners
* Commonwealth Writers Prize - Winners
* Costa Book Awards
Established in 1971 as the Whitbread Book Awards. Aim to celebrate and promote the best of contemporary British writing. Sponsored by Costa Coffee.
* Crime Writers’ Association Awards - Winners
* The Daggers
Awards of the Crime Writers Association
* David Cohen Prize
Awarded every two years to a living writer, novelist, short-story writer, poet, essayist or dramatist in recognition of an entire body of work, written in the English language. The writer must be a British citizen. The winner is chosen by nomination and entries are not required.
* Edgar Allan Poe Awards - Winners
* Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered Book Awards - Winners
* Gregory O’Donoghue International Poetry Competition
For a single poem in the English language. The winner will receive a cash prize, publication and a trip to Cork, Ireland to read their poem. 2nd place and 10 runners up will be published in Southword Literary Journal and receive publication fees
* Guardian Fiction Award - Winners
* Guardian First Book Award - Winners
* Hugo Awards for Science Fiction - Winners
Our list of Hugo winners
* IACP Cookbook Awards
Lists winners of this award (previously known as the Tastemaker Awards) for outstanding cookbooks. Features current award winners and finalists, and an archive of winners back to 1986. From the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP).
* International Einhard Prize for Biography - Winners
* International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award
the richest international prize of its kind. It involves libraries from all corners of the globe, and is open to books written in any language.
* International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award - Winners
* John Llewellyn Rhys Prize - Winners
* Kiriyama Pacific Rim Book Prize
Awarded every year since 1996. It promotes books that will contribute to greater understanding and cooperation among the peoples and nations of the Pacific Rim and South Asia.
* The Man Booker International Prize
The Man Booker International Prize recognises one writer for their achievement in fiction. 2005 sees the awarding of the inaugural prize. The prize will be awarded once every two years to a living author who has published fiction either originally in English, or generally available in translation in the English language.
* The Man Booker Prize
Referred to colloquially as the "Booker", this literary prize is sponsored by Booker Plc and administered by the National Book League in the United Kingdom. It is awarded to the best full-length novel written in English by a citizen of the UK, the Commonwealth, Eire, Pakistan or South Africa.
* The Man Booker Prize - Winners
* National Book Awards
The most established book award in the United States, the National Book Award recognizes outstanding works of fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and books for young readers by American authors.
* National Book Awards - Winners
* National Book Critics Circle Awards - Winners
* Nebula Awards for Science Fiction - Winners
* The Nobel Foundation
This site offers insights into the history of the Nobel Foundation and an explanation of how Nobel Prizes are selected and awarded.
* The Nobel Prize for Literature - Winners
* Orange Prize for fiction
For women writers only, the Orange Prize for Fiction is the UK's largest annual literary award for a single novel. Since its launch in 1996 it has become one of the most prestigious and influential awards in the literary calendar.
* Orange Prize for fiction - Winners
* PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction - Winners
* Prix Goncourt - Winners
* Pulitzer Prize for Letters: Biography or Autobiography - Winners
* Pulitzer Prize for Letters: Drama - Winners
* Pulitzer Prize for Letters: Fiction - Winners
* Pulitzer Prize for Letters: Non-Fiction - Winners
* Pulitzer Prize for Letters: Poetry - Winners
* Pulitzer Prize for Letters:History - Winners
* Pulitzer Prizes World Wide Web site
Profiles of past and present prizewinners, information on the history of the prizes, and guidelines for entry submission.
* Royal Society Prizes for Science Books
Award for popular science writing for adults and children. From the British Royal Society.
* Sky Blue Theatre Company International One Act Playwriting Competition
For new one act unpublished plays from adult and youth writers.
* Whitbread Award for Biography - Winners
* Whitbread Award for Fiction &First Novel - Winners