The Prizes

Pulitzer, Booker, Nobel, Orange, PEN-Faulkner, Booker International, Whitbread, Hugo, Edgar, Nebula, etc.

A place to discuss the merits and failures of the choices made for literary prizes and awards, as well as of the very idea of prizes.

TopicTopicMessagesLast Message 
2021 International Booker Prize shortlist2 unread / 2susanbooks, April 22
2021 International Booker Prize longlist3 unread / 3AnnieMod, April 5
The Wainwright Prize4 unread / 4spiralsheep, February 12
The DSC Prize for South Asian Literature8 unread / 8kidzdoc, February 10
The Whitbread/Costa69 unread / 69bergs47, January 7
Prime Minister’s Literary awards2 unread / 2bergs47, December 2020
2018 Giller Prize Shortlist6 unread / 6bergs47, December 2020
TS Eliot Poetry Award11 unread / 11bergs47, December 2020
Bad Sex in Fiction Award86 unread / 86Citizenjoyce, December 2020
Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction5 unread / 5bergs47, December 2020
TIME The 10 Best Nonfiction Books of year2 unread / 2bergs47, December 2020
TIME The 10 Best Fiction Books of year2 unread / 2bergs47, December 2020
The Booker Prize4 unread / 4kidzdoc, November 2020
The National Book Award124 unread / 124kidzdoc, November 2020
Giller Prize for 20204 unread / 4pamelad, November 2020
The Nobel Prize in Literature10 unread / 10lriley, October 2020
How can a book get a prize 2 years before it is published???6 unread / 6halloleo, October 2020
The Women's Prize for Fiction54 unread / 54lauralkeet, September 2020
The Walter Scott prize for historical fiction24 unread / 24kidzdoc, September 2020
International Dublin Literary Award12 unread / 12kidzdoc, September 2020
The Diagram Prize5 unread / 5kidzdoc, September 2020
The James Tait Black Memorial Prize42 unread / 42bergs47, September 2020
John Burroughs Medal- Natural History Writing3 unread / 3varielle, September 2020
The Man Booker International Prize6 unread / 6kidzdoc, August 2020
The Miles Franklin Award75 unread / 75bergs47, August 2020
The Pulitzer133 unread / 133originalslicey, July 2020
Jhalak Prize2 unread / 2bergs47, July 2020
Wolfson History Prize3 unread / 3bergs47, July 2020
The Orwell Prize26 unread / 26bergs47, July 2020
The Wellcome Book Prize18 unread / 18bergs47, April 2020
Hugo Awards6 unread / 6bergs47, April 2020
Stella Prize25 unread / 25bergs47, April 2020
National Book Critics Circle Award76 unread / 76bergs47, March 2020
British Book Award5 unread / 5bergs47, March 2020
The Desmond Elliott Prize22 unread / 22bergs47, February 2020
2011 Los Angeles Times Book Prize14 unread / 14bergs47, February 2020
Childrens and YA Prizes: Carnegie, Newbery, etc...19 unread / 19Cynfelyn, February 2020
Writers' Trust Awards-Canada37 unread / 37Yells, February 2020
William Hill Sports Book of the Year10 unread / 10bergs47, February 2020
Gordon Burn Prize 20173 unread / 3bergs47, February 2020
Nobel Prize in Literature 2018-20191 unread / 1lriley, October 2019
Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award16 unread / 16bergs47, September 2019
Giller Prize for 20191 unread / 1torontoc, September 2019
The Royal Society Prizes for Science Books57 unread / 57bergs47, August 2019
Best Translated Book Award32 unread / 32kidzdoc, June 2019
Waterstones Book of the Year11 unread / 11bergs47, December 2018
Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction12 unread / 12bergs47, December 2018
French Prizes21 unread / 21Dilara86, November 2018
Governor General's Literary Awards3 unread / 3Yells, October 2018
The Goldsmiths Prize4 unread / 4bergs47, October 2018
Not The Booker Prize11 unread / 11geocroc, August 2018
Laura Ingalls Wilder Award name change1 unread / 1Cynfelyn, June 2018
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction9 unread / 9kidzdoc, June 2018
Folio Prize9 unread / 9Crypto-Willobie, June 2018
Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize12 unread / 12bergs47, June 2018
The Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards5 unread / 5bergs47, June 2018
Dolman Travel Book of the Year18 unread / 18bergs47, February 2018
Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction and Non-Fiction Shortlist8 unread / 8bergs47, February 2018
Man Asian Literary Prize15 unread / 15pizzadj2, January 2018
2017 Giller Prize5 unread / 5torontoc, November 2017
Nobel Prize in Literature 201710 unread / 10Jargoneer, October 2017
2017 Man Booker Prize4 unread / 4Crypto-Willobie, October 2017
Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award1 unread / 1bergs47, September 2017
Kerry Group Novel of the Year Award1 unread / 1bergs47, August 2017
Thriller Awards3 unread / 3bergs47, August 2017
ARTHUR C. CLARKE AWARD2 unread / 2Cait86, August 2017
The Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize10 unread / 10bergs47, August 2017
The PEN/Faulkner Award39 unread / 39bergs47, August 2017
The OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature20 unread / 20bergs47, August 2017
Shamus Award Finalists3 unread / 3bergs47, August 2017
Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year6 unread / 6bergs47, August 2017
2014 Windham-Campbell Prizes4 unread / 4bergs47, May 2017
C. S. Lewis Honor Book or Notable Book4 unread / 4gilroy, April 2017
2016 BMO Winterset Award1 unread / 1Andrew_MC, March 2017
Indie Book Awards1 unread / 1bergs47, March 2017
The Booker International Prize for Fiction60 unread / 60kidzdoc, March 2017
Samuel Johnson Prize47 unread / 47bergs47, January 2017
Giller Prize 20163 unread / 3torontoc, November 2016
2016 Man Booker Prize10 unread / 10MarthaJeanne, October 2016
Nobel Prize in Literature 201639 unread / 39artturnerjr, October 2016
Mystery, Crime & Thriller Awards18 unread / 18bergs47, October 2016
Dayton Literary Peace Prize Winners2 unread / 2bergs47, September 2016
Queensland Literary Award 20161 unread / 1alexdaw, September 2016
Bookseller/Diagram Prize for Oddest Title of the Year6 unread / 6Jargoneer, July 2016
Sunday Times Short Story Award2 unread / 2bergs47, May 2016
Guardian First Book Award47 unread / 47kidzdoc, April 2016
2015 BMO Winterset Award1 unread / 1Andrew_MC, April 2016
Giller Prize 20158 unread / 8catarina1, November 2015
2015 Booker Prize4 unread / 4TooBusyReading, October 2015
Nobel Prize in Literature 20154 unread / 4Jargoneer, October 2015
American Academy of Poetry Awards 20151 unread / 1markon, September 2015
Spear's Book Awards2 unread / 2bergs47, August 2015
Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award22 unread / 22bergs47, August 2015
2014 IMPAC Dublin Literary Award Short List8 unread / 8bergs47, June 2015
The Independent Foreign Fiction Prize49 unread / 49kidzdoc, May 2015
Hurston/Wright Legacy Award25 unread / 25rebeccanyc, May 2015
Llyfr y Flwyddyn - Wales Book of the Year4 unread / 4bergs47, May 2015
DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 201016 unread / 16kidzdoc, January 2015
Giller prize 201420 unread / 20Yells, November 2014
The Dylan Thomas Prize15 unread / 15kidzdoc, November 2014
This is a feature balloon