Award Winners

James Beard Foundation Book Awards

The James Beard Foundation Book Awards are among the highest honors for cookbook authors as well as for all food and beverage professionals working in North America.

Book of the Year
2020 Winner

The Whole Fish Cookbook: New Ways to Cook, Eat and Think by Josh Niland

For a complete list of the 2020 James Beard Foundation Book Awards, please click here.

Booker Prize

Started in 1969, the Booker Prize is awarded to the best novel written in English by a citizen of the Commonwealth or the Republic of Ireland.

2021 Winner

The Promise by Damon Galgut

For the 2021 Booker Prize shortlist and longlist as well as a list of winners from previous years, please click here.

National Book Award

Established in 1950, the National Book Award is an American literary prize administred by the National Book Foundation, a nonprofit organization.

Fiction
2021 Winner

Hell of a Book by Jason Mott

Nonfiction
2021 Winner

All That She Carried: The Journey of Ashley’s Sack, a Black Family Keepsake by Tiya Miles

Poetry
2021 Winner

Floaters: Poems by Martin Espada

National Book Critics Circle Award

The National Book Critics Circle Awards are chosen by over 700 book reviewers and given in six categories.

Fiction
2020 Winner

Hamnet: A Novel of the Plague by Maggie O’Farrell

For the 2020 National Book Critics Circle Award fiction short list as well as a list of winners from previous years, please click here.

General Nonfiction
2020 Winner

Island on Fire: The Revolt That Ended Slavery in the British Empire by Tom Zoellner

For the 2020 National Book Critics Circle Award nonfiction short list and long list as well as a list of winners from previous years, please click here.

Biography
2020 Winner

Stranger in the Shogun’s City: A Japanese Woman and Her World by Amy Stanley

For the 2020 National Book Critics Circle Award biography short list and long list as well as a list of winners from previous years, please click here.

New York Times 10 Best Books of 2021

New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2021

Nobel Prize

The Nobel Prize in Literature has been awarded since 1901 to the “person who shall have produced in the field of literature the most outstanding work in an ideal direction.”

2020 Winner

Abdulrazak Gurnah

 

PEN/Faulkner Award

The PEN/Faulkner Award was founded by writers to honor their peers and is now the largest juried award for fiction in the United States. The award was named for William Faulkner, who used his Nobel Prize funds to create an award for young writers.

2022 Winner

The Wrong End of the Telescope by Rabih Alameddine

For the 2022 PEN/Faulkner Award finalists as well as a list of winners from previous years, please click here.

Pulitzer Prize

The Pulitzer Prize has been awarded by Columbia University each spring since 1917 for achievements in newspaper and online journalism, literature, and musical composition.

Fiction
2022 Winner

The Netanyahus: An Account of a Minor and Ultimately Even Negligible Episode in the History of a Very Famous Family by Joshua Cohen

For the 2022 Pulitzer Prize fiction finalists as well as a list of winners from previous years, please click here.

General Nonfiction
2022 Winner

Invisible Child: Poverty, Survival and Hope in an American City by Andrea Elliott

For the 2022 Pulitzer Prize nonfiction finalists as well as a list of winners from previous years, please click here.

Biography
2022 Winner

Chasing Me to My Grave: An Artist’s Memoir of the Jim Crow South by Winfred Rembert

For the 2022 Pulitzer Prize biography finalists as well as a list of winners from previous years, please click here.

Women’s Prize for Fiction

The Women’s Prize for Fiction celebrates excellence, originality, and accessibility in women’s writing from throughout the world. The Women’s Prize is judged exclusively by women, who choose the year’s best novel in English written by a woman.

2021 Winner

Piranesi by Susannah Clarke

For the 2021 Women’s Prize for Fiction nominees as well as a list of winners from previous years, please click here.

 

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