Award Winners

Hear something extra special—discover the titles that earned some of the highest honors.

Pulitzer Prize

Honoring achievements in newspaper journalism, literature, and musical composition.
The Overstory
Frederick Douglass
Amity and Prosperity
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Audie Awards

Granted by the Audio Publishers Association and recognizing distinction in audiobooks and spoken word entertainment.
Children of Blood and Bone
Educated
Bleak House
The Man on the Mountaintop
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National Book Awards

Celebrating the best of American literature and enhancing the cultural value of good writing in America.
The Friend
The Poet X
The Emissary
Sing, Unburied, Sing
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Grammy Awards

Presented annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States, and honoring outstanding achievement in the recording industry.
The Princess Diarist
In Such Good Company
A Full Life
Diary of a Mad Diva
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National Book Critics Circle Awards

Every year, the National Book Critics Circle presents awards for the finest books published in English.
Shirley Jackson
Homegoing
White Rage
Lab Girl
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Booker Prize

Awarded annually to the best novel of the year, originally written in English, and published in the United Kingdom or Ireland, regardless of the author’s nationality.
Milkman
Life of Pi
Lincoln in the Bardo
Midnight's Children
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Hugo Awards

Honoring excellence in the fields of sci-fi and fantasy. Awards are run by and voted upon by fans.
The Obelisk Gate
Every Heart a Doorway
Leviathan Wakes
The Three-Body Problem
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Nebula Awards

Awarded by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc. for the best novel, novella, novelette, and short story.
The Stone Sky
All Systems Red
The Art of Starving
All the Birds in the Sky
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Arthur C. Clarke Award

A British literary prize honoring the best science fiction novel published in the UK. in the preceding year.
Dreams Before the Start of Time
The Underground Railroad (Oprah's Book Club)
Children of Time
Ancillary Justice
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Newbery Medal

Awarded annually by the American Library Association for the most distinguished American children's book published the previous year.
Merci Suárez Changes Gears
The One and Only Ivan
The Tale of Despereaux
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
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Printz Award

Awarded by the Young Adult Library Association (YALSA), Printz winners exemplify literary excellence in books published for teens the previous year.
A Heart in a Body in the World
Damsel
We Are Okay
Strange the Dreamer
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Edgar Awards

Named after Edgar Allan Poe, and honoring the best in mystery fiction, nonfiction, television, film, and theater published or produced in the past year.
Bluebird, Bluebird
She Rides Shotgun
The Unseeing
Killers of the Flower Moon
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ITW Thriller Awards

Honoring excellence in the field of thriller and suspense writing.
Final Girls
The Freedom Broker
Grievance
Second Chance
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RITA Awards

The most prominent award given throughout the genre of romance fiction. Presented by Romance Writers of America (RWA)
Falling Hard
Tell Me
Second Chance Summer
Wicked Dirty
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