Award Winning Books

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Man Booker Prize

The Man Booker Prize is one of the world's most prestigious awards for contemporary fiction. It is awarded each year to the best novel written by a citizen of the British Commonwealth or Ireland. For a complete list of nominees and winners visit Booker Prize

2014 Winner



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National Book Award

The National Book Award is presented annually to an American writer. It is one of the most preeminent literary prizes in the United States. For a complete list of previous nominees and winners, including other categories, visit the Book Foundation


2014 Winner


“Phil Klay's Redeployment takes readers to the frontlines of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, asking us to understand what happened there, and what happened to the soldiers who returned. Interwoven with themes of brutality and faith, guilt and fear, helplessness and survival, the characters in these stories struggle to make meaning out of chaos.” (Amazon)


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2014 Winner


"Age of Ambition is a splendid and entertaining picture of 21st-century China, painted by a young American who moves with ease around the country rather like one of Mao Zedong's proverbial fishes. With a sharp eye and a keen nose, Mr. Osnos, a well-connected writer for the New Yorker, introduces us to the people living in a country undergoing 'a transformation one hundred times the scale, and ten times the speed, of the first Industrial Revolution, which created modern Britain.'" (The Wall Street Journal)


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National Book Critics Circle Award

Each year NBCC awards prizes to the finest books published in English. For a complete list of winners, including categories for biography, criticism, and poetry visit NBCC


2013 Winner


“Adichie is audacious when writing about the immigrant experience, about love and sex, about bigotry and hate and invisibility. Americanah questions the boundaries we draw between races and genders and nations." - NBCC board member Jane Ciabattari


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2013 Winner


“What Sheri Fink has delivered is a big book, not a rant, but one that is a page-turner, a book bursting with stories that defy a single narrative. This is a book about big questions. It’s about what happens when exhausted and stressed doctors and nurses are forced to practice triage, when medical resources don’t exist, and when surviving may not be living.” - NBCC board member Elizabeth Taylor


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Nobel Prize

The Nobel Prize in Literature distinguishes the works of authors from many different countries, cultures, and languages. The prize has been awarded to acclaimed authors as well as undiscovered talent. Visit for the complete list of Nobel Laureates in Literature.

2014 Winner: Patrick Modiano

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PEN/Faulkner Award

The PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction is a national prize which honors the best published works of fiction by American citizens each year. For a complete list of winners visit PEN/Faulkner.

2014 Winner


"This superb novel is not only comic and smart, it packs a surprising emotional punch. Fowler captures an altogether new dimension of the meaning - and heartbreak- of family dynamics." - PEN/Faulkner Award Judge Manuel Muñoz


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Pulitzer Prize

The Pulitzer Prize for fiction is an annual award given to an American author, with preference to work pertaining to American issues. Visit Pulitzer Prizesfor more information.


2014 Winner


“A beautifully written coming-of-age novel with exquisitely drawn characters that follows a grieving boy’s entanglement with a small famous painting that has eluded destruction, a book that stimulates the mind and touches the heart. ” — Little Brown

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2014 Winner


"A book that deftly combines investigative reporting and historical research to probe a New Jersey seashore town’s cluster of childhood cancers linked to water and air pollution." -


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Other Awards



Inspirational Fiction



Science Fiction


Various Awards

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