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Literary Awards

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CBC Literary Awards

Description: Since 1979 the CBC Literary Awards have recognized Canadian authors in both English and French. The award recognizes accomplishments in three categories: Short Story, Creative Nonfiction, and Poetry.

CBC Literary Awards

Costa Book Awards

Description: Formerly recognized as the "Whitbread Awards," the Costa Awards officially assumed the sponsorship in 2006. The Costa Award is one of the United Kingdom's most coveted literary awards, recognizing achievements in fiction, Children's literature, poetry, and biography.

Costa Book Awards

International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award

Description: Internationally recognized, the IMPAC award is open to books written in any language. Click on "Award Archive" to view recipients and nominees from 1996 to 2006.

International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award

Nobel Laureates in Literature

Description: The prestigious Nobel Prize in Literature has been awarded to 103 persons since 1901.

Nobel Laureates in Literature

The Giller Prize

Description: Sponsored by Scotiabank, the Giller Prize is awarded annually to celebrate the best in Canadian fiction -- long or short fiction -- and boasts one of the largest literary prize purses.

The Giller Prize

The Governor General's Literary Awards

Description: One of Canada's most prestigious literary honours, the Governor General's Literary Awards recognize the achievements of Canadian writers in a variety of categories: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, children's literature, French, and translation.

The Governor General's Literary Awards

The Hans Christian Andersen Medal

Description: International recognition for achievements in Children's Literature. Currently awarded every two years to one author and one illustrator in recognition of his/her entire body of work.

The Hans Christian Andersen Medal

The Man Booker Prize

Description: The Man Booker International Prize one writer for their achievement in contemporary fiction. Also see the "Man Booker International Prize" which also focuses on literary excellence

The Man Booker Prize

The Orange Prize for Fiction

Description: The Orange Prize for Fiction is awarded annually to a recognize the literary achievements of women authors.

The Orange Prize for Fiction

The Pulitzer Prizes

Description: The Pulitzer Prize is awarded annually for achievements in a variety of areas: fiction, drama, history, biography/autobiography, poetry, music, journalism, reporting, photography, etc. Use the timeline at the top of the page to select each year's recipients and nominees.

The Pulitzer Prizes