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ALA Book, Print, & Media Awards

Search through specific Award lists that include current/past winners for specific genres, age groups, and formats.

National Book Awards

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Barnes and Noble Award List

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Genre Specific Awards

Alex Award - Young Adult

The Alex Awards are given to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12 through 18. The winning titles are selected from the previous year's publishing. - Alex Awards website

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Man Booker Prize - Literary Fiction

The Man Booker Prize is the leading literary award in the English speaking world, and has brought recognition, reward and readership to outstanding fiction for over four decades. - Man Booker website

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Bram Stoker Awards - Horror

Each year, the Horror Writer's Association presents the Bram Stoker Awards for Superior Achievement, named in honor of Bram Stoker, author of the seminal horror work, Dracula.


Rita Award - Romance

The purpose of the RITA award is to promote excellence in the romance genre by recognizing outstanding published romance novels and novellas. - Rita Award website



Edgar Awards - Mystery/Thriller

Each spring, Mystery Writers of America present the Edgar® Awards, widely acknowledged to be the most prestigious awards in the genre. - Edgar awards website

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Spur Awards - Western

Western Writers of America annually honors writers for distinguished writing about the American West with the Spur Awards. - Western Writers of America website

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The Hammett Prize - Crime

IACW/NA (International Association of Crime Writers; North American Branch) awards THE HAMMETT PRIZE annually for literary excellence in the field of crime-writing, as reflected in a book published in the English language in the US and/or Canada.

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Stonewall Book Award - LGBTQ

The first and most enduring award for GLBT books. This award is sponsored by the American Library Association's Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table. - ALA's Stonewall Book Awards website

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