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LITERARY AWARD LISTS
ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCE
Recognizes the best fiction and nonfiction books for adult readers that are published in the U.S..
APALA ASIAN/PACIFIC AMERICAN AWARD FOR LITERATURE
Award to honor and recognize individual work about Asian/Pacific Americans and their heritage, based on literary and artistic merit.
Awarded annually to the best novel of the year written in English and published in the UK or Ireland.
BRAM STOKER AWARDS
Annually awarded by the Horror Writers Association for “superior achievement” in dark fantasy and horror writing.
Presented annually by the Mystery Writers of America, the award honors the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction, television, film and theatre.
Award for the best in science fiction or fantasy works.
LAMBDA LITERARY AWARD
Awarded annually to published works which celebrate or explore LGBT themes.
NATIONAL BOOK AWARD
American literary prizes that honor the best Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Translated Literature, and Young People’s Literature.
Awarded annually for the best science fiction, fantasy or a related fiction genre.
NOBEL PRIZE FOR LITERATURE
Awarded in Stockholm, Sweden “to those who, during the preceding year, shall have conferred the greatest benefit on mankind” in the field of literature.
PULITZER PRIZE FOR LITERATURE
Recognizes distinguished fiction by an American author, preferably dealing with American life.
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