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Award Winning Books!: General

Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction & Nonfiction

Established in 2012, The Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence recognize the best Fiction and Nonfiction books for adult readers published in the United States the previous year. Awards are announced at the the Reference and User Services Association event at The American Library Association Midwinter meeting in January.

2021 Excellence in Fiction Winner

2021 Excellence in Nonfiction Winner

2021 Excellence in Fiction Shortlist

2021 Excellence in Fiction Shortlist

2021 Excellence in Nonfiction Shortlist

2021 Excellence in Nonfiction Shortlist

The Booker Prize

The leading literary award in the English speaking world, which has brought recognition, reward and readership to outstanding fiction for over 50 years. The Booker Prize is awarded annually to the best novel of the year written in English and published in the UK or Ireland. Awards are announced in October.

2020 Winner

2020 Shortlist

2020 Shortlist

2020 Shortlist

2020 Shortlist

2020 Shortlist

2020 Longlist

2020 Longlist

2020 Longlist

2020 Longlist

2020 Longlist

Connecticut Book Awards

The Connecticut Book Awards recognize and honor those authors and illustrators who have created the best books in or about our state. The literary prizes are administered by The Connecticut Center for the Book at Connecticut Humanities (CTH),  the state affiliate of the National Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. Categories include Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and young readers. Awards are announced in October.

2020 Nonfiction Finalist

2020 Nonfiction Finalist

2020 Nonfiction Finalist

2020 Nonfiction Finalist

2020 Nonfiction Finalist

2020 Poetry Finalist

2020 Poetry Finalist

2020 Poetry Finalist

2020 Fiction Finalist

2020 Fiction Finalist

2020 Fiction Finalist

2020 Young Readers Fiction Finalist

2020 Young Readers Fiction Finalist

2020 Young Readers Fiction Finalist

2020 Young Readers Fiction Finalist

2020 Young Readers Nonfiction Finalist

2020 Young Readers Picture Book Finalist

2020 Young Readers Picture Book Finalist

2020 Spirit of CT Fiction Finalist

2020 Spirit of CT Poetry Finalist

The Kirkus Prize

The Kirkus Prize is one of the richest literary awards in the world, with a prize of $50,000 bestowed annually to authors of fiction, nonfiction, and young readers' literature. leading literary award in the English speaking world, which has brought recognition, reward and readership to outstanding fiction for over 50 years.  Awards are announced in October.

 

2020 Fiction Winner

2020 Nonfiction Winner

2020 Young Readers' Winner

2020 Fiction Finalist

2020 Fiction Finalist

2020 Fiction Finalist

2020 Fiction Finalist

2020 Fiction Finalist

2020 Nonfiction Finalist

2020 Nonfiction Finalist

2020 Nonfiction Finalist

2020 Nonfiction Finalist

2020 Nonfiction Finalist

2020 Young Readers' Finalist

2020 Young Readers' Finalist

2020 Young Readers' Finalist

2020 Young Readers' Finalist

2020 Young Readers' Finalist

National Book Awards

Established in 1950, the National Book Awards are American literary prizes administered by the National Book Foundation, a nonprofit organization. The annual awards honor the best Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Translated Literature, and Young People's Literature. Awards are announced in November.

2020 Fiction Winner

2020 Nonfiction Winner

2020 Poetry Winner

2020 Translated Literature Winner

2020 Young People's Literature Winner

2020 Fiction Finalist

2020 Fiction Finalist

2020 Fiction Finalist

2020 Fiction Finalist

2020 Nonfiction Finalist

2020 Nonfiction Finalist

2020 Nonfiction Finalist

2020 Nonfiction Finalist

2020 Poetry Finalist

2020 Poetry Finalist

2020 Poetry Finalist

2020 Poetry Finalist

2020 Translated Literature Finalist

2020 Translated Literature Finalist

2020 Translated Literature Finalist

2020 Translated Literature Finalist

2020 Young People's Literature Finalist

2020 Young People's Literature Finalist

2020 Young People's Literature Finalist

2020 Young People's Literature Finalist

2020 Fiction Longlist

2020 Fiction Longlist

2020 Fiction Longlist

2020 Fiction Longlist

2020 Fiction Longlist

2020 Nonfiction Longlist

2020 Nonfiction Longlist

2020 Nonfiction Longlist

2020 Nonfiction Longlist

2020 Nonfiction Longlist

2020 Poetry Longlist

2020 Poetry Longlist

2020 Poetry Longlist

2020 Poetry Longlist

2020 Translated Literature Longlist

2020 Translated Literature Longlist

2020 Translated Literature Longlist

2020 Translated Literature Longlist

2020 Translated Literature Longlist

2020 Young People's Literature Longlist

2020 Young People's Literature Longlist

2020 Young People's Literature Longlist

2020 Young People's Literature Longlist

2020 Young People's Literature Longlist

Pulitzer Prize

Established in 1917, by Joseph Pulitzer and now administered by Columbia University, the literature categories of the Pulitzer Prize recognize distinguished books by American authors and/or dealing with American life, published during the preceding calendar year. The prizes are awarded annually in the categories of Fiction, History, Biography, Poetry and Nonfiction and are announced during the spring.

2020 Fiction Winner

2020 History Winner

2020 Biography Winner

2020 Poetry Winner

2020 Nonfiction Winner and History Finalist

2020 Nonfiction Winner

2020 Fiction Finalist

2020 Fiction Finalist

2020 History Finalist

2020 Biography Finalist

2020 Biography Finalist

2020 Poetry Finalist

2020 Poetry Finalist

2020 Nonfiction Finalist

2020 Nonfiction Finalist

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