For a complete list of awards go to Award Annals.
Well known and popular book awards:
The best novel of the year written by a citizen of the United Kingdom,
the Commonwealth or the Republic of Ireland.
Honors the best literature published in the United States in six
categories—autobiography, biography, criticism, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.
Honors the best published works of fiction by American citizens in a calendar year.
Recognizes the best of American literature, raising the cultural appreciation of great writing in the country while advancing the careers of both established and emerging writers.
Celebrates excellence, originality and accessibility in women’s writing from throughout the world.
Honors excellence in journalism and the arts.
Highlights outstanding genre fiction that merit special attention.
Honors the best books of the year in ten categories.
Annually recognizes California's best writers and illuminates the wealth and diversity of California-based literature.
Genre Book Awards:
The Bram Stoker Award (Horror & Dark Fantasy)
The Hugo Award (Science Fiction)
The Lamda Literary Awards (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered)
The Agatha Awards (Mystery)
The Rita Awards (Romance)
Spur Award (Western)
The Nebula Award (Science Fiction and Fantasy)
Scott O’Dell Award (Historical Fiction)
The California Young Reader Medal Award (Children and Young Adult Fiction)