Women’s Prize for Fiction – Piranesi

Award Other names for the prize: Orange Prize for Fiction, Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction, and Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Who: Established for women because they were underrepresented in major literary awardsWhat: awarded to a female author of any nationality for the best original full-length novel written in EnglishWhen: 1996-present Prize: 30,000 pounds (about $40,000)… Continue reading Women’s Prize for Fiction – Piranesi

National Book Award for Poetry- Faithful and Virtuous Night

Award Who: National Book FoundationWhat: to recognize outstanding literary work by US citizensWhen: 1950 Categories: fiction, non-fiction, young adult, poetry, translationPrize: winner gets $10,000 and a bronze medal; all finalists win $1,000 and a medalOther winners: https://www.nationalbook.org/national-book-awards/years/ Book I chose a book of poetry because if you didn't know from an earlier post, I've expanded… Continue reading National Book Award for Poetry- Faithful and Virtuous Night

The Edgars-When No One is Watching

Award Who: The Edgar Award is named after Edgar Allen Poe; given by the Mystery Writers of AmericaWhat: to honor the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction, television, film, and theaterWhen: given annually since 1946Categories: first novel, fact crime, short story, young adult, paperback original, critical/biographical, juvenile Prize: not sure if there is a cash prize or anything else Other winners:… Continue reading The Edgars-When No One is Watching

Lambda Literary Award – Felix Ever After

Award Also known as The LammysWho: started when L. Page Maccubbin, a bookstore owner in Washington DC, published a book report to bring attention to LGBTQ booksWhat: to honor the best lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender booksWhen: 1989, given annually Categories: fiction, erotica, mystery, poetry, romance, memoir or biography, non-fiction, debut novel, graphic novelA famous… Continue reading Lambda Literary Award – Felix Ever After

Newbery Medal-From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

Award Who: named after an 18th century bookseller John Newbery What: distinguished American literature for children; awarded by the American Library Association When: every year since 1922Prize: a bronze medal with the winner's name and the date engraved on the backOther winners: https://www.powells.com/awards/newbery-medal/ Novel As I was going through the titles of past winners I came… Continue reading Newbery Medal-From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler