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Readers' Advisory

Reading Lists from Library Staff & Community Members


United States Awards

Pulitzer Prize

Awarded at Columbia University each May for achievement in Fiction, Biography, Nonfiction, History, and Poetry.

Edgar Award

Awarded by the Mystery Writers of America to honor the best fiction and nonfiction mystery writing.

National Book Award

Five-member panels select the highest achievement in United States writing - Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Young People's Fiction.

National Book Critics Award

Awards from the best books and best reviews published in English.

Romance Writers of America RITA Award

Awarded annually by a panel of members of the Romance Writers of America.

Western Writers of America Awards

Awarded annually by the WWA for distinguished writing about the American West.

International Awards

Costa Book Awards

(Formerly Whitbread Book Awards) One of the most prestigious and popular literary prizes in the UK and recognises some of the most enjoyable books of the year by writers based in the UK and Ireland.


Canadian literary prize for fiction.

Governor General's Literary Awards

From the Canadian Council for the Arts, awarded to Canadian literature in 14 different categories.

The Man Booker Prize

Highlighting the best novel of the year, written by a citizen of the Commonwealth or the Republic of Ireland.

Nobel Prize in Literature

International award administered by the Nobel Foundation in Stockholm, Sweden.

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