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 National Book Foundation


2013 Winner


“Outrageously funny, sad, and consistently unflattering, McBride puts a human face on a nation at its most divided.” (Publisher's Weekly)


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2013 Winner


“Sprinkled throughout are alarming headlines, news bites, song lyrics, and slogans that capture the unsettling feeling that the nation and its people are adrift. Packer offers an illuminating, in-depth, sometimes frightening view of the complexities of decline and the enduring hope for recovery.--Bush, Vanessa, Booklist


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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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