Award Winners



Man Booker Prize

The Man Booker Prize "promotes the finest in fiction by rewarding the very best book of the year." For a complete list of Man Booker recipients, visit the Man Booker Prize website.


National Book Award

Awarded annually by the National Book Foundation, the National Book Award is given to recognize outstanding achievement in four genres: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and young people's literature. For a list of past winners and nominees, visit the National Book Award website.


National Book Critics Circle Award

Recognizing "the finest books and reviews published in English", The National Book Critics Circle Awards are given annually in six categories: fiction, general nonfiction, biography, autobiography, poetry, and criticism. For a list of past winners and nominees, visit the National Book Critics Circle Award website.


Pultizer Prize

Awarded annually in five categories for books (fiction, general nonfiction, history, biography/autobiography, and poetry), the Pulitzer Prize recognizes the best in letters and is considered by many the most prestigious award an author may receive. For a complete list of all Pulitzer Prize winners and finalists, visit the Pulitzer Prize website.


Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction

A joint initiative of Carnegie Corporation of New York and the American Library Association, the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction was established in 2012 to recognize the best fiction books for adult readers published in the U.S. the previous year. For more, visit the Carnegie Medal website.

    2013 Award Winner
  • Canada, by Richard FordCanada
    by Richard Ford

National Book Award

Awarded annually by the National Book Foundation, the National Book Award is given to recognize outstanding achievement in four genres: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and young people's literature. For a list of past winners and nominees, visit the National Book Award website.


National Book Critics Circle Award

Recognizing "the finest books and reviews published in English", The National Book Critics Circle Awards are given annually in six categories: fiction, general nonfiction, biography, autobiography, poetry, and criticism. For a list of past winners and nominees, visit the National Book Critics Circle Award website.


Pultizer Prize

Awarded annually in five categories for books (fiction, general nonfiction, history, biography/autobiography, and poetry), the Pulitzer Prize recognizes the best in letters and is considered by many the most prestigious award an author may receive. For a complete list of all Pulitzer Prize winners and finalists, visit the Pulitzer Prize website.


Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction

A joint initiative of Carnegie Corporation of New York and the American Library Association, the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction was established in 2012 to recognize the best nonfiction books for adult readers published in the U.S. the previous year. For more, visit the Carnegie Medal website.

Arkansas Diamond Primary Book Award

The Arkansas Diamond Primary Book Award began 1998 to encourage reading for students in Grades K-3. The award was established to encourage reading for students in Grades K-3. Like the Charlie May Simon Awards, the award is selected by an annual vote. Children in Grades K-3 must have read at least three of the titles from the annual reading list and select one title. For a complete list of all Arkansas Diamond winners, visit the Arkansas State Library website.

 

Charlie May Simon Award

The Charlie May Simon Children's Book Award for children's literature has been presented annually since 1971 to an author whose book has been selected through a vote taken by Arkansas school children in grades four, five and six. The purpose of the award is to promote better reading for children and to recognize Mrs. John Gould Fletcher, an outstanding Arkansas author who wrote under the pen name Charlie May Simon. For a complete list of all Charlie Simon Award winners, visit the Arkansas State Library website.

 

Pura Belpré Award

Awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, and by REFORMA, the National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish-Speaking, the Pura Belpré Award is given to the "Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth". For a complete list of all Belpré winners and honor books, visit the ALSC website.


Caldecott Medal

Awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, the Caldecott Medal is given to "the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children published in English in the United States during the preceding year." For a complete list of all Caldecott winners and honor books, visit the ALSC website.

    2014 Award Winner
  • Locomotive, illustrated by Brian FlocaLocomotive
    illustrated by Brian Floca

Geisel Award

Named in honor of Theoder Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, the Geisel Award is given annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to "the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished American book for beginning readers published in English in the United States during the preceding year". For a complete list of all Geisel winners and honor books, visit the ALSC website.


Coretta Scott King Award

Awarded annually by the American Library Association, the King Award is given to "African American authors and illustrators for outstanding inspirational and educational contributions". For a complete list of all King Award winners and honor books, visit the ALA website.


National Book Award

Awarded annually by the National Book Foundation, the National Book Award is given to recognize outstanding achievement in four genres: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and young people's literature. For a list of past winners and nominees, visit the National Book Award website.


Newbery Medal

Awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, the Newbery Medal is given to "the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children." For a complete list of all Newbery winners and honor books, visit the ALSC website.


Sibert Medal

Awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, the Sibert Medal is given to "author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished book published in English during the preceding year". For a complete list of all Sibert winners and honor books, visit the ALSC website.

Edgar Awards

Named in honor of Edgar Allan Poe, the Edgar is given by the Mystery Writers of America in recognition of excellence in mystery fiction and nonfiction. For a complete list of Edgar winners and nominees, visit the Edgar Awards website.


The Hugo Awards

Given by the members of the World Science Fiction Society, the Hugo Awards recognize excellence in the genre of science fiction and fantasy. For a complete list of past winners and nominees, visit the Hugo Awards website.


James Beard Foundation

The James Beard annually recognizes the best in cookbook writing, illustration, and publishing, including the Cookbook of the Year. For a list of all winners this year, visit the James Beard Foundation Awards website.

 

Nebula Awards

Presented annually by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, the Nebula Awards "celebrate excellence in science fiction and fantasy writing". For a complete list of past winners and nominees, visit the Nebula Awards website.

    2012 Best Novel Winner
  • 2312, by Kim Stanley Robinson2312
    by Kim Stanley Robinson

Thurber Prize for American Humor

Given annually by the Thurber House, the Thurber Prize for American Humor recognizes works of humorous fiction and non-fiction written by American citizens. For a complete list of past winners and nominees, visit the Thurber Prize website.