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Award Winners

Book Award Winners

  • National Book Awards are given to one book (author) annually in each of five categories: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, translation, and young people's literature. The longlist of nominees is announced in September, the finalist list in October, and the winners in November. The eligibility window for nominees includes books published or to be published between December 1 of the preceding year through November 30 of the current year.
  • The Pulitzer Prize is an award administered by Columbia University for achievements in newspaper, magazine, online journalism, literature, and musical composition within the United States. Book categories include fiction, general nonfiction, US History, biography, autobiography or memoir, poetry, and drama. The winners are announced each May for books published up until autumn of the preceding year.
  • The Booker Prizes are two separate awards. The Booker Prize was originally limited to fiction by British Commonwealth authors but has been opened up to any fiction in English that has been published in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The longlist of nominees is published in July, the finalists in September, and the winner in November, for books published between October 1st of the preceding year to September 30th of the current year. The International Booker Prize is awarded annually for the finest single work of fiction in any language from around the world as long as it has been translated into English and published in the UK and Ireland. longlist is announced in March, the shortlist in April and the winner in May.
  • Each year, the National Book Critics Circle presents awards for the finest books published in English in six categories: Fiction, Nonfiction, Biography, Autobiography, Poetry, and Criticism. The finalists are announced in January for books published in the preceding year, and the winners are selected each March.