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Literary Awards 2021: Home

From the Pulitzer Prize to the Booker, the Nebula to the Edgar, here are the biggest book prizes in 2021!!

** Some of these titles are not available at Helen Hall Library, but can be requested for purchased or Interlibrary Loan. **

Adult Fiction

Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction

Awards established in 2012 to recognize the best fiction and nonfiction books for adult readers published in the U.S. in the previous year. Administered by the American Library Association.

 

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Finalists

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Bram Stoker Award

Presented by the Horror Writers Association for “superior achievement” in horror writing for novels.

 

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Finalists

** Some of these titles are not available at Helen Hall Library, but can be requested for purchased or Interlibrary Loan. **

Center for Fiction First Novel Prize 

An annual award presented by The Center for Fiction, a non-profit organization in New York City, for the best debut novel.

 

** Some of these titles are not available at Helen Hall Library, but can be requested for purchased or Interlibrary Loan. **


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Finalists

** Some of these titles are not available at Helen Hall Library, but can be requested for purchased or Interlibrary Loan. **

Edgar Award (Best Novel)

Presented by the Mystery Writers of America, honoring the best in crime and mystery fiction.

 

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Finalists

** Some of these titles are not available at Helen Hall Library, but can be requested for purchased or Interlibrary Loan. **

Edgar Award (Best First Novel) 

Presented by the Mystery Writers of America, honoring the best in crime and mystery fiction.

 

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Finalists

** Some of these titles are not available at Helen Hall Library, but can be requested for purchased or Interlibrary Loan. **

Hugo Award

Awarded for the best science fiction or fantasy story of 40,000 words or more published in English or translated in the prior calendar year.

 

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Finalists

** Some of these titles are not available at Helen Hall Library, but can be requested for purchased or Interlibrary Loan. **

International DUBLIN Literary Award

An international literary award presented each year for a novel written in English or translated into English.

 

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Finalists 

** Some of these titles are not available at Helen Hall Library, but can be requested for purchased or Interlibrary Loan. **

Kirkus Prize 

Chosen from books reviewed by Kirkus Reviews that earned the Kirkus Star.

 

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Finalists

** Some of these titles are not available at Helen Hall Library, but can be requested for purchased or Interlibrary Loan. **

Los Angeles Times Book Prize 

Recognizes outstanding literary works as well as champions new writers.

 

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Finalists

** Some of these titles are not available at Helen Hall Library, but can be requested for purchased or Interlibrary Loan. **

Los Angeles Times Book Prize (Fiction) 

Recognizes outstanding literary works as well as champions new writers.

 

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Man Booker International Prize

Awarded for a single book in English translation published in the UK.

 

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** Some of these titles are not available at Helen Hall Library, but can be requested for purchased or Interlibrary Loan. **

Man Booker Prize

Awarded for the best original novel written in the English language and published in the UK.

 

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Finalists

** Some of these titles are not available at Helen Hall Library, but can be requested for purchased or Interlibrary Loan. **

National Book Award

Recognizes an outstanding work of literary fiction by a United States citizen.

 

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National Book Critics Circle Award

Given annually to honor outstanding writing and to foster a national conversation about reading, criticism, and literature. Judged by the volunteer directors of the NBCC who are 24 members serving rotating three-year terms, with eight elected annually by the voting members, namely “professional book review editors and book reviewers.”

 

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Finalists

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Nebula Award

Given each year by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America for the best science fiction or fantasy novel.

 

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PEN / Faulkner Award

Awarded to the author of the year’s best work of fiction by a living American citizen.

 

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 PEN / Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction 

Awarded to an exceptionally talented fiction writer whose debut work represents distinguished literary achievement and suggests great promise.

 

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Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

Awarded for distinguished fiction published in book form during the year by an American author, preferably dealing with American life.

 

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** Some of these titles are not available at Helen Hall Library, but can be requested for purchased or Interlibrary Loan. **

Women's Prize for Fiction

Awarded to a female author of any nationality for the best original full-length novel written in English and published in the United Kingdom.

 

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Finalists

** Some of these titles are not available at Helen Hall Library, but can be requested for purchased or Interlibrary Loan. **