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
2019 Winner

Cocktail Codex by Alex Day, Nick Fauchald, and David Kaplan, with Devon Tarby

For a complete list of the 2018 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.

2019 Winners

The Testaments by Margaret Atwood and Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo
     

For the 2019 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
2018 Winner

The Friend by Sigrid Nunez

Nonfiction
2018 Winner

The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke by Jeffrey C. Stewart

Poetry
2018 Winner

Indecency by Justin Phillip Reed

National Book Critics Circle Award

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

Fiction
2018 Winner

Milkman by Anna Burns

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

General Nonfiction
2018 Winner

Directorate S: The CIA and America’s Secret Wars in Afghanistan by Steve Coll

For the 2018 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
2018 Winner

Flash: The Making of Weegee the Famous by Christopher Bonanos

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 2018

New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2018

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.”

2019 Winner

Peter Handke

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.

2019 Winner

Call Me Zebra by Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi

For the 2019 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
2019 Winner

The Overstory by Richard Powers

For the 2019 Pulitzer Prize fiction finalists as well as a list of winners from previous years, please click here.

General Nonfiction
2019 Winner

Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America by Eliza Griswold

For the 2019 Pulitzer Prize nonfiction finalists as well as a list of winners from previous years, please click here.

Biography
2019 Winner

The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke by Jeffrey C. Stewart

For the 2019 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.

2018 Winner

Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie

For the 2018 Women’s Prize for Fiction nominees as well as a list of winners from previous years, please click here.

 

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