Man Booker Prize
The Man Booker Prize "promotes the finest in fiction by rewarding the very best book of the year." For a complete list of Man Booker recipients, visit the Man Booker Prize website.
National Book Award
Awarded annually by the National Book Foundation, the National Book Award is given to recognize outstanding achievement in four genres: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and young people's literature. For a list of past winners and nominees, visit the National Book Award website.
2016 Award Recipients
The Underground Railroad
by Colson Whitehead
The Performance of Becoming Human
by Daniel Borzutzky
National Book Critics Circle Award
Recognizing "the finest books and reviews published in English", The National Book Critics Circle Awards are given annually in six categories: fiction, general nonfiction, biography, autobiography, poetry, and criticism. For a list of past winners and nominees, visit the National Book Critics Circle Award website.
PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction
Awarded annually by the PEN/Faulkner Foundation, this award "honors the best published works of fiction by American citizens in a calendar year." For a complete list of all PEN/Faulkner winners and finalists, visit the PEN/Faulkner Foundation website.
Awarded annually in five categories for books (fiction, general nonfiction, history, biography/autobiography, and poetry), the Pulitzer Prize recognizes the best in letters and is considered by many the most prestigious award an author may receive. For a complete list of all Pulitzer Prize winners and finalists, visit the Pulitzer Prize website.
Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction
A joint initiative of Carnegie Corporation of New York and the American Library Association, the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction was established in 2012 to recognize the best fiction books for adult readers published in the U.S. the previous year. For more, visit the Carnegie Medal website.