Book Awards

General

Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction & Nonfiction
Recognizes the best books for adult readers published in the U.S.

Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction (formerly Orange Prize)
Recognizes the best English-language novel published in the UK and written by a female author

Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA) Literary Awards
Recognizes excellence in adult fiction and nonfiction by African American authors

Carl Sandburg Literary Awards
Presented by the Chicago Public Library Foundation, with proceeds from the awards dinner supporting programs at the Chicago Public Library

Costa Award
Recognizes outstanding books of the year written in English by authors based in the UK and Ireland

International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award
Recognizes an English-language novel of high literary merit as nominated by libraries around the world (including Chicago Public Library)

James Beard Award
Recognizes culinary professionals for achievement as part of a mission to celebrate, preserve, and nurture America’s culinary heritage and diversity

Man Booker Prize
Recognizes an English-language novel of excellence

National Book Award for Fiction
Recognizes literary excellence in an American book of Fiction

National Book Award for Nonfiction
Recognizes literary excellence in an American book of Nonfiction

National Book Critics Circle Award
Recognizes outstanding books published in the U.S. in the categories of Fiction, General Nonfiction, Autobiography, Biography, Criticism and Poetry

Oprah
Selections from the Book Club of The Oprah Winfrey Show, including the new Book Club 2.0

PEN/Faulkner Award
Recognizing the best work of fiction by an American writer

Pulitzer Prize for Fiction
Recognizing the best work of fiction by an American writer

Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction
Recognizing the best work of general nonfiction by an American writer

Fantasy and Science Fiction

Arthur C. Clarke Award
Recognizes the best science fiction novel published in the U.K.

Hugo Award
Recognizes the best science fiction/fantasy writing

Nebula Award
Recognizes the best science fiction or fantasy published in the U.S.

World Fantasy Award 
Recognizes the best in fantasy fiction

Horror

Bram Stoker Award
Recognizes superior achievement in dark fantasy and horror writing

Mystery

Agatha Award
Recognizes the best in traditional mystery fiction published in the U.S.

Edgar Award
Recognizes the best in mystery writing

Gold Dagger Award
Recognizes the best crime novel of the year

Romance

RITA Award
Recognizes the best in romance fiction

Urban Fiction

Street Lit Book Awards
Recognizes the best in street lit/urban publishing 

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