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
2016 Winner

Zahav: A World of Israeli Cooking by Michael Solomonov and Steven Cook

For a complete list of the 2016 James Beard Foundation Book Awards, please click here.

Man Booker Prize

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

2016 Winner

The Sellout by Paul Beatty

For the 2016 Man Booker Prize short list and long list 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
2016 Winner

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

Nonfiction
2016 Winner

Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi
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Poetry
2016 Winner

The Performance of Becoming Human by Daniel Borzutzky
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National Book Critics Circle Award

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

Fiction
2015 Winner

The Sellout by Paul Beatty

For the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award fiction short list as well as a list of winners from previous years, please click here.

Nonfiction
2015 Winner

Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic by Sam Quinones

For the 2015 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
2015 Winner

Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Her Daughter Mary Shelley by Charlotte Gordon

For the 2015 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 2016

New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2016

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.”

2016 Winner

Bob Dylan

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.

2016 Winner

Delicious Foods by James Hannaham

For the 2016 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
2016 Winner

The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen

For the 2016 Pulitzer Prize fiction finalists as well as a list of winners from previous years, please click here.

Nonfiction
2016 Winner

Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS by Joby Warrick

For the 2016 Pulitzer Prize nonfiction finalists as well as a list of winners from previous years, please click here.

Biography
2016 Winner

Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life by William Finnegan

For the 2016 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.

2016 Winner

The Glorious Heresies by Lisa McInerney

For the 2016 Women’s Prize for Fiction nominees as well as a list of winners from previous years, please click here.

 

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