Award Winners

James Beard Foundation Book Awards

The James Beard Foundation Book Awards are among the highest honors for cookbook authors as well as for all food and beverage professionals working in North America.

Book of the Year
2020 Winner

The Whole Fish Cookbook: New Ways to Cook, Eat and Think by Josh Niland

For a complete list of the 2020 James Beard Foundation Book Awards, please click here.

Booker Prize

Started in 1969, the Booker Prize is awarded to the best novel written in English by a citizen of the Commonwealth or the Republic of Ireland.

2020 Winner

Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart

For the 2020 Booker Prize shortlist and longlist as well as a list of winners from previous years, please click here.

National Book Award

Established in 1950, the National Book Award is an American literary prize administred by the National Book Foundation, a nonprofit organization.

Fiction
2020 Winner

Interior Chinatown by Charles Yu

Nonfiction
2020 Winner

The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X by Les Payne and Tamara Payne

Poetry
2020 Winner

DMZ Colony by Don Mee Choi

National Book Critics Circle Award

The National Book Critics Circle Awards are chosen by over 700 book reviewers and given in six categories.

Fiction
2019 Winner

Everything Inside by Edwidge Danticat

For the 2019 National Book Critics Circle Award fiction short list as well as a list of winners from previous years, please click here.

General Nonfiction
2019 Winner

Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland by Patrick Radden Keefe

For the 2019 National Book Critics Circle Award nonfiction short list and long list as well as a list of winners from previous years, please click here.

Biography
2019 Winner

The Queen: The Forgotten Life Behind an American Myth by Josh Levin

For the 2018 National Book Critics Circle Award biography short list and long list as well as a list of winners from previous years, please click here.

New York Times 10 Best Books of 2020

New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2020

Nobel Prize

The Nobel Prize in Literature has been awarded since 1901 to the “person who shall have produced in the field of literature the most outstanding work in an ideal direction.”

2020 Winner

Louise Glück

 

PEN/Faulkner Award

The PEN/Faulkner Award was founded by writers 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.

2020 Winner

Sea Monsters by Chloe Aridjis

For the 2020 PEN/Faulkner Award finalists as well as a list of winners from previous years, please click here.

Pulitzer Prize

The Pulitzer Prize has been awarded by Columbia University each spring since 1917 for achievements in newspaper and online journalism, literature, and musical composition.

Fiction
2021 Winner

The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich

For the 2021 Pulitzer Prize fiction finalists as well as a list of winners from previous years, please click here.

General Nonfiction
2021 Winner

Wilmington’s Lie: The Murderous Coup of 1898 and the Rise of White Supremacy by David Zucchino

For the 2021 Pulitzer Prize nonfiction finalists as well as a list of winners from previous years, please click here.

Biography
2021 Winner

The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X by Les Payne and Tamara Payne

For the 2021 Pulitzer Prize biography finalists as well as a list of winners from previous years, please click here.

Women’s Prize for Fiction

The Women’s Prize for Fiction celebrates excellence, originality, and accessibility in women’s writing from throughout the world. The Women’s Prize is judged exclusively by women, who choose the year’s best novel in English written by a woman.

2020 Winner

Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell

For the 2020 Women’s Prize for Fiction nominees as well as a list of winners from previous years, please click here.

 

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