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Literary Awards

There are a wide array of literary awards. Learn more about the winners of some of the most popular awards.

National Book Award Winners
The National Book Awards are given to recognize achievement in four genres: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Young People's Literature. Here are the past ten years' winners from the Fiction category.

Booker Prize Winners
The Man Booker Prize is awarded to the best novel of the year written by a citizen of the British Commonwealth or the Republic of Ireland. This is a list of the previous 10 years' Booker Prize Winners.

Giller Prize Winners
The Giller Prize awards $25,000 annually to the author of the best Canadian novel or short story collection published in English.

PEN/Faulkner Award Winners
Named for William Faulkner, who used his Nobel Prize funds to create an award for young writers, and affiliated with PEN (Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists), the international writers' organization, the PEN/Faulkner Award was founded by writers in 1980 to honor their peers.

Nobel Laureates in Literature
The Nobel Prize for Literature is granted not for a single book, but for an author’s entire body of work, and hence usually goes to a well-established writer. Here are the past ten years' winners of the Nobel Prize for Literature.

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