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Original Essays | August 20, 2014

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    Dear Committee Members

    Julie Schumacher 9780385538138

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Award Winners

 

Featured Awards

  1. First established in 2012 as a joint initiative of Carnegie Corporation of New York and the American Library Association, the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence are awarded to the best fiction and nonfiction books for adult readers published in the U.S. They are the library community's first national awards for adult trade books, and the winners are chosen by a committee of library professionals from across the country.

  2. Pulitzer Prize

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      The Goldfinch

      Donna Tartt 9780316055437
    The Pulitzer Prize has been awarded by Columbia University each spring since 1917. The awards are chosen by a board of jurors for Journalism, Letters, Music and Drama. The awards for Letters include Nonfiction, Poetry, Biography or Autobiography, History, and Fiction.

  3. Man Booker Prize

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      The Luminaries

      Eleanor Catton 9780316074315
    The Man Booker Prize is awarded for the best full-length novel written in English by a citizen of the Commonwealth or the Republic of Ireland. The Man Booker Prize is sponsored by Man Group plc.

  4. National Book Award

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      The Good Lord Bird

      James McBride 9781594486340
    The National Book Awards are awarded each fall by the National Book Foundation. Categories include Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Young People's Literature, and the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.

  5. Newbery Medal

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      The One and Only Ivan

      Katherine Applegate 9780061992254
    The Newbery Medal is awarded to the year's most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. The medal is presented by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association.

  6. Nobel Prize for Literature

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      Dear Life: Stories

      Alice Munro 9780307743725
    Based on the recipient's entire body of published work, the Nobel Prize for Literature is awarded "to the person who shall have produced in the field of literature the most outstanding work of an idealistic tendency."

  7. Oregon Book Award

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    The Oregon Book Awards are presented annually by Literary Arts, Inc. for the finest accomplishments by Oregon writers.
  8. Puddly Awards

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      Gone Girl

      Gillian Flynn 9780307588364
    Nothing makes us appreciate our customers more than the annual Puddly Awards. Every January, we ask you to name the best book you read the previous year, you respond in droves, and in February we publish the results: an eclectic, smart, surprising list of 50 great titles.

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Literary Fiction

    1. $21.00 Used Hardcover add to wish list

      The Goldfinch

      Donna Tartt 9780316055437
    First established in 2012 as a joint initiative of Carnegie Corporation of New York and the American Library Association, the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence are awarded to the best fiction and nonfiction books for adult readers published in the U.S. They are the library community's first national awards for adult trade books, and the winners are chosen by a committee of library professionals from across the country.
  1. Independent Publisher Book Award for Fiction

    The Independent Publisher Book Awards were established in 1996 to bring increased recognition to the deserving but often unsung titles published by independent authors and publishers.

  2. Man Booker Prize

    The Man Booker Prize is awarded for the best full-length novel written in English by a citizen of the Commonwealth or the Republic of Ireland. The Man Booker Prize is sponsored by Booker PLC.

  3. National Book Award for Fiction

    The National Book Awards are awarded each fall by the National Book Foundation. Listed here are the winners for Fiction. Other categories include Nonfiction, Poetry, Young People's Literature, and the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.

  4. National Book Critics Circle Award

    Every year, the National Book Critics Circle of over 700 book reviewers from all parts of the country present awards for the finest books published in English. Categories include: Fiction, General Nonfiction, Biography/Autobiography, Poetry, and Criticism.

  5. Nobel Prize for Literature

    Based on the recipient's entire body of published work, the Nobel Prize for Literature is awarded "to the person who shall have produced in the field of literature the most outstanding work of an idealistic tendency."

  6. Oregon Book Award

    The Oregon Book Awards are presented annually by Literary Arts, Inc. for the finest accomplishments by Oregon writers.

  7. The Women's Prize for Fiction

    The Women's Prize for Fiction (formerly known as the Orange Prize) was created in 1995 in response to a growing awareness that often the considerable achievements of women novelists were frequently being passed over by the major literary awards. The Women's Prize for Fiction is judged exclusively by women, who choose the year's best novel in English written by a woman.

  8. PEN/Faulkner Award

    The PEN/Faulkner Award was founded by writers in 1980 to honor their peers and is now the largest juried award for fiction in the United States. The award was named for William Faulkner, who used his Nobel Prize funds to create an award for young writers, and is affiliated with PEN (Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists), the international writers' organization.

  9. PEN/Nabokov Award

    The PEN/Nabokov Award is given to a living author whose body of work, either written in or translated into English, is of enduring originality and consummate craftsmanship.

  10. PEN/Robert Bingham Fellowship for Writers

    The PEN/Robert Bingham Fellowship for Writers honors an exceptionally talented fiction writer whose debut work — a novel or collection of short stories — represents distinguished literary achievement and suggests great promise.

  11. PEN/Malamud Award

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      Tenth of December: Stories

      George Saunders 9780812993806
    The PEN/Malamud Award and Memorial Reading was established by the family of the late Bernard Malamud to honor excellence in the art of the short story.

  12. Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

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      The Goldfinch

      Donna Tartt 9780316055437
    The Pulitzer Prize has been awarded by Columbia University each spring since 1917. The awards are chosen by a board of jurors for Journalism, Letters, Music and Drama. The awards for Letters include Nonfiction, Poetry, Biography or Autobiography, History, and Fiction.

  13. Costa Book of the Year

    The Costa awards are given annually in five categories: Poetry, Biography, First Novel, Novel, and Children's Literature to authors who exemplify the best of contemporary British writing and who have lived in Great Britain or Ireland for at least three years. Out of these four winners, one book is chosen as the Costa Book of the Year.

  14. Giller Prize

    The Giller Prize is awarded annually to the author of the best Canadian novel or short story collection published in English. The Giller Prize is named in honour of the late literary journalist Doris Giller and was founded in 1994 by her husband, Toronto businessman Jack Rabinovitch.

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General Nonfiction

  1. First established in 2012 as a joint initiative of Carnegie Corporation of New York and the American Library Association, the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence are awarded to the best fiction and nonfiction books for adult readers published in the U.S. They are the library community's first national awards for adult trade books, and the winners are chosen by a committee of library professionals from across the country.

  2. Kiriyama Pacific Rim Book Prize

    The Kiriyama Pacific Rim Book Prize has been 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. The Prize is worth US$30,000. Half of the cash award is given to the author of the winning fiction title, and half is given to the author of the winning nonfiction title.

  3. National Book Award for Nonfiction

    The National Book Awards are awarded each fall by the National Book Foundation. Listed here are the winners for Nonfiction. Other categories include Fiction, Poetry, Young People's Literature, and the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.

  4. National Book Critics Circle Award

    Every year, the National Book Critics Circle of over 700 book reviewers from all parts of the country present awards for the finest books published in English. Categories include: Fiction, General Nonfiction, Biography/Autobiography, Poetry, and Criticism.

  5. Pultizer Prize for Nonfiction

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    The Pulitzer Prize has been awarded by Columbia University each spring since 1917. The awards are chosen by a board of jurors for Journalism, Letters, Music and Drama. The awards for Letters include Fiction, Poetry, Biography or Autobiography, History, and Nonfiction.

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Children's Books

  1. Caldecott Medal

    The Caldecott Medal is awarded each year to the illustrator of the most distinguished American picture book for children by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association.

  2. Newbery Medal

    The Newbery Medal is awarded to the year's most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. The medal is presented by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association.

  3. Coretta Scott King Award

    Though not recognized as an association award by the ALA until 1982, the Coretta Scott King Award had its inception in the late sixties. The award, commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and honoring his widow, Coretta Scott King, honors African American writers and illustrators and celebrates the African American experience through artistic expression. It is presented annually by the Coretta Scott King Task Force of the American Library Association's Social Responsibilities Round Table.

  4. Young Reader's Choice Award

    The YRCA was established in 1940 to promote reading for enjoyment. Children and young adults of Alberta, Alaska, British Columbia, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington select the winners from nominees submitted by librarians, teachers, students and others. Books must be published within the previous 3 years to be eligible.

  5. Michael L. Printz Award

    The Michael L. Printz Award is an award for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature. It is named for a Topeka, Kansas school librarian who was a long-time active member of the Young Adult Library Services Association. The award is sponsored by Booklist, a publication of the American Library Association.

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Cooking and Gardening

  1. The American Horticultural Society Book Award

    Each year the American Horticultural Society (AHS) honors great gardening literature through the AHS Book Award Program.

  2. The James Beard Foundation Awards recognize culinary professionals for excellence and achievement in their field. The Awards are presented by the James Beard Foundation, a not-for-profit charitable organization dedicated to furthering the appreciation and practice of fine food and beverage.

  3. IACP Cookbook of the Year

    The IACP (International Association of Culinary Professionals) Cookbook Awards annually celebrate the year's most outstanding food and beverage publications. The awards program was created to encourage and promote quality and creativity in cookbook writing and publishing and to expand awareness of culinary literature.

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Mystery

  1. Edgar Award

    Just Announced!

    The Edgar Award, in honor of Edgar Allan Poe, is given by The Mystery Writers of America to the best in mystery fiction and nonfiction produced the previous year. The first Edgar was awarded in 1954.

  2. Gold Dagger

    The Crime Writers' Association Dagger Awards are Britain's most important crime fiction awards. The Gold Dagger is awarded to the year's best crime novel.

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Sci-Fi/Fantasy

  1. Hugo Award

    The Hugo Award is awarded by the current members of the World Science Fiction Convention. Though Hugos are given in dozens of categories, we present the winners in the Novel category.

  2. Nebula Award

    The Nebula Awards are chosen by the members of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) in the following categories: Novella, Novellette, Short Story, Script, and Novel.

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Poetry

  1. National Book Award for Poetry

    The National Book Awards are awarded each fall by the National Book Foundation. Other categories include Fiction, NonFiction, Young People's Literature, and the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.

  2. Pulitzer Prize for Poetry

    The Pulitzer Prize has been awarded by Columbia University each spring since 1917. The awards are chosen by a board of jurors for Journalism, Letters, Music and Drama. The awards for Letters include Fiction, Nonfiction, Biography or Autobiography, History, and Poetry.

  3. National Book Critics Circle Award

    Every year, the National Book Critics Circle of over 700 book reviewers from all parts of the country present awards for the finest books published in English. Categories include: Fiction, General Nonfiction, Biography/Autobiography, Poetry, and Criticism.

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