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Book Awards

The Arthur C Clarke Award The Arthur C Clarke Award

The Arthur C Clarke Award, funded by a grant from the SF legend, is the UK's foremost literary prize for science fiction literature.

The Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction The Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction

Formerly known as the Orange Prize, this celebrates excellence, originality and accessibility in women's writing from throughout the world.

The Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction The Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction

The Baillie Gifford (formerly Samuel Johnson) Prize for Non-Fiction is open to authors of all non-fiction books in the areas of current affairs, history, politics, science, sport, travel, biography, autobiography and the arts.

The Blue Peter Book Awards The Blue Peter Book Awards

The Blue Peter Book Awards were set up in 2000 with the aim of guiding children towards the very best in children’s literature and encouraging them to become readers for life. They are run in association with the BBC’s long-running children’s magazine programme, Blue Peter, and administered by Book Trust.

The Booktrust Children's Awards The Booktrust Children's Awards

Among the other prizes it awards, the national independent charity Book Trust has two dedicated children’s book awards of its own, the Book Trust Early Years Awards and the Book Trust Teenage Prize, both aimed at bringing books to as wide a range of young readers as possible.

The Branford Boase Award The Branford Boase Award

The Branford Boase Award is awarded annually for an outstanding first novel to a first-time writer of a book for young people. At the same time, it marks the important contribution of the editor in identifying and nurturing new talent.

The Carnegie Medal The Carnegie Medal

The Carnegie Medal was first awarded in 1936, having been established in memory of Andrew Carnegie, a Scottish-born industrialist and philanthropist. The winner receives a gold medal and £500 worth of books to donate to a school or public library of their choice.

The Commonwealth Book Prize The Commonwealth Book Prize

The Commonwealth Book Prize was set up in 1987 to find a wider readership for fiction by authors from the Commonwealth nations. The overall winner is chosen from the four Regional Winners, representing Africa, Europe and South Asia, the Caribbean and Canada, and South East Asia and the South Pacific.

The Costa Book Awards The Costa Book Awards

The Costa Book Awards (formerly the Whitbread Book Awards) have five categories - Novel, First Novel, Poetry, Biography and Children's - with an overall winner selected from the five category winners. They reward books that combine literary merit with a broad appeal.

The Desmond Elliott Prize for New Fiction The Desmond Elliott Prize for New Fiction

This prize is for a first novel written in English and published in the UK named after the legendary literary agent and publisher, Desmond Elliott.

The Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award The Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award

The Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award is awarded for books offering compelling and enjoyable insights into modern business.

The Folio Prize The Folio Prize

The Folio Prize is set up reward English-language fiction from around the world and is judged by writers and critics chosen at random each year from the Folio Prize Academy.

Fortnum & Mason Food & Drink Awards Fortnum & Mason Food & Drink Awards

These prizes, awarded across 13 categories, including Best Food Book and Best Drink Book, reward the best writing, publishing and broadcasting on the subjects of food and drink.

The Forward Prizes for Poetry The Forward Prizes for Poetry

The Forward Prizes for Poetry are amongst the most high profile British awards for poetry, rewarding both established poets and those published for the first time.

The Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize The Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize

The Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize is named in honour of the founder of the famous publisher and is awarded in alternate years to fiction and poetry.

The Goldsmiths Prize The Goldsmiths Prize

Presented in association with the New Statesman, the Goldsmiths Prize was inaugurated in 2013 to celebrate fiction that breaks the mould or explores new possibilities for the novel form.

The Green Carnation Prize The Green Carnation Prize

Originally launched in 2010, as a prize for gay male writers, the Green Carnation Prize now celebrates the best in fiction and memoir by LGBT writers worldwide.

The Guardian First Book Award The Guardian First Book Award

The Guardian First Book Award rewards new talent in both fiction and non-fiction. Books are nominated by reviewers for The Guardian, the longlist is whittled down by members of the public and the winner is selected by a panel of leading figures in the arts.

The International Dublin Literary Award The International Dublin Literary Award

The International Dublin Literary Award, launched by Dublin City Council in 1996, is the world's richest literary award for a single title, and is open to fiction published both in English and in other languages and translated into English.

The James Tait Black Memorial Prizes The James Tait Black Memorial Prizes

The James Tait Black Prizes are Britain’s oldest literary award and among the most respected. They were first presented in 1919, given respectively to works of Fiction and Biography written in English and published in the previous calendar year.

The Kate Greenaway Medal The Kate Greenaway Medal

The Kate Greenaway Medal, first awarded in 1955, rewards the outstanding illustration of a children’s book. It is named after the distinguished Victorian book illustrator of the same name.

Laugh Out Loud Book Awards (Lollies) Laugh Out Loud Book Awards (Lollies)

This award was set up in 2015 by publishers Scholastic, to celebrate funny books for children, following the closure of The Roald Dahl Funny prize earlier that year.

The Man Asian Literary Prize The Man Asian Literary Prize

The Man Asian Literary Prize was established in 2007 to broaden knowledge of contemporary Asian literature both across the continent and globally.

The Man Booker Prize The Man Booker Prize

The Booker prize was first awarded in 1969. It has been sponsored by Man Group plc since 2002, when it was renamed the Man Booker Prize. It is arguably the most well known literary prize in the UK.

Man Booker International Prize Man Booker International Prize

The Man Booker International Prize is complementary to the Man Booker Prize, rewarding fiction in translation from around the world. To be first awarded in 2016, it was formed by merging the original Man Booker International Prize with the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize.

The Nobel Prize for Literature The Nobel Prize for Literature

The Nobel Prize for Literature is one of the five awards established by the will of Swedish scientist and inventor Alfred Nobel, and is perhaps the world’s most prestigious literary award.

The Orwell Prize The Orwell Prize

The Orwell Prize is Britain's most high-profile prize for political writing, set up in 1994 by Orwell biographer Bernard Crick.

PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction

Voted on by writers, the PEN/Faulkner Award was set up to encourage new voices in American fiction.

The Pulitzer Prizes The Pulitzer Prizes

The Pulitzer Prizes were set up by Columbia University in 1917 to reward excellence in journalism and the arts. Twenty-one prizes are awarded each year, of which six are directly relevant to the book world: those for Fiction, Drama, Poetry, Biography & Autobiography, History and General Non-Fiction.

The Roald Dahl Funny Prize The Roald Dahl Funny Prize

The Roald Dahl Funny Prize was set up in 2008 to promote the feel-good factor when reading, to boost the profile of humorous books and to encourage family togetherness through sharing funny books.

The Romantic Novelists' Association Awards The Romantic Novelists' Association Awards

These awards celebrate finest romantic fiction, both published and unpublished, recognising the full diversity of categories with the genre.

The Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books The Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books

The Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books, the 'Booker Prize of science writing', was set up in 1988 to encourage the writing, publishing and reading of good and accessible popular science books.

The T S Eliot Prize for Poetry The T S Eliot Prize for Poetry

The T S Eliot Prize is an annual prize for a poetry collection awarded by the Poetry Book Society, which was established in 1953 by T S Eliot himself.

The Transmission Prize The Transmission Prize

Established in 2013, Salon London’s Transmission Prize rewards writers, speakers, scientists, philosophers and activists for their ideas and the way they communicate them.

Wellcome Book Prize Wellcome Book Prize

This £30,000 prize rewards books, both ficiton and non-fiction, on the subjects of medicine and health.

YA Book Prize YA Book Prize

The first UK literary award aimed at British and Irish writers of Young Adult literature.

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