Award Winners

American Library Association Notable Books (Fiction)
The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), annually compiles a list of "Notable Books." Works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry are chosen although only the fiction titles are included on our list.
Award Winning Mysteries
If you enjoy reading a well-written mystery, try one of these titles which has been awarded an Agatha Award, an Anthony Award, a Dagger Award, an Edgar Allen Poe Award, a Lambda Award, or a Shamus Award.
The Bram Stoker Award for Best Novel
The Bram Stoker Awards are presented annually by the Horror Writers Association (HWA) and honor superior achievement in dark fantasy, horror, and the occult.
The Hugo Award for Best Novel
The Hugo Awards are given out annually by the World Science Fiction Society and honor the best in science fiction writing.
The Man Booker Prize for Fiction
Administered by the National Book League in the United Kingdom, the Man Booker Prize is the "premier British award for fiction written in English by a citizen of the United Kingdom, the British Commonwealth, Eire, Pakistan, or South Africa."
The National Book Award for Fiction
Each year the National Book Foundation presents the National Book Award to an exceptional work of fiction.
The National Book Award for Nonfiction
Each year the National Book Foundation presents the National Book Award to an exceptional works of nonfiction.
The Nebula Award for Best Novel
The Nebula Award for Best Novel is presented annually by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Association of America.
The Nobel Prize for Literature
The Nobel Prize for Literature has been awarded annually since 1901 by the Swedish Academy and "has recognized the whole spectrum of literary works including poetry, novels, short stories, plays, essays and speeches."
Oprah's Book Club
Since 1996 Oprah Winfrey has been selecting books for her audience to read and then discussing them on her show. All of her selections have instantly rocketed up the best seller lists. Here is a list of all of her picks from her original book club, her classics book club, and her new book club.
The PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction
The PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction is awarded each year by the PEN/Faulkner Foundation and is bestowed upon the "best work of fiction by an American author."
The Pulitzer Prize for Fiction
The Pulitzer Prize for Fiction is awarded annually and is given to a work of "distinguished fiction by an American author, preferably dealing with American life."
Western Writers of America Spur Awards
The Western Writers of America present the Spur Awards "for works whose inspiration, image, and literary excellence best represent the reality and spirit of the American West."