Prizes: International

Genres / categories

International

Key dates

Winner(s) announced: 01/11/2017

Exclusively Indian, inclusive in every other sense, the Raymond Crossword Book Awards bring together the entire literary community – readers, authors, booksellers and publishers – like no other awards. When Raymond Crossword Book Awards was first launched in 1998, the idea was to encourage Indian writing and Indian authors. Raymond Crossword Book Awards not only recognize and reward good writing, but also actively promote Indian authors and their books – making it the only Indian award of its kind to do so. The only Literary Award in India for the Indian Authors spread across Fiction, Non-Fiction, Children’s, Translations and Popular …

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International

Prize money: $25,000

Key dates

Shortlist announced: 27/09/2017
Winner(s) announced: 18/11/2017

The DSC Prize for South Asian Literature celebrates the rich and varied world of literature of the South Asian region. Authors could belong to this region through birth or be of any ethnicity but the writing should pertain to the South Asian region in terms of content and theme. The prize brings South Asian writing to a new global audience through a celebration of the achievements of South Asian writers, and aims to raise awareness of South Asian culture around the world.

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Sponsors / partners

$10,000

Genres / categories

International

Prize money: $10,000

Key dates

Longlist announced: 12/09/2017
Shortlist announced: 04/10/2017
Winner(s) announced: 15/11/2017

The mission of the National Book Foundation and the National Book Awards is to celebrate the best of American literature, to expand its audience, and to enhance the cultural value of great writing in America.

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Genres / categories

Children's, International, Multi-awards

Key dates

Submissions deadline: 07/09/2017
Shortlist announced: 02/11/2017
Winner(s) announced: 28/11/2017

The Irish Book Awards brings together the entire literary community – readers, authors, booksellers, publishers and librarians – to recognise and celebrate the very best of Irish literary talent. The Awards dinner has become the major event in the literary calendar with some of Ireland’s, and indeed the world’s, most recognised authors gathering together in a spirit of camaraderie and friendly competition to celebrate the success of the past year. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2732&v=vZ3oZWtO4Mw

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International

Prize money: $80,000

Key dates

Winner(s) announced: 01/12/2018

The Prime Minister’s Literary Awards celebrate outstanding literary talent in Australia and the valuable contribution Australian literature and history makes to the nation’s cultural and intellectual life. The 2017 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards mark 10 years of celebrating great contemporary Australian literature. Up to $100,000 is awarded in each category: $80,000 for each winner and $5,000 for each shortlisted entry. All prizes are tax-free. There are six categories: Fiction Non-fiction Australian history Poetry Young adult literature Children’s literature

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Genres / categories

International

Prize money: £2000

Key dates

Shortlist announced: 17/01/2018
Winner(s) announced: 01/03/2018

Awarded annually, biennially or every three years, our translation prizes recognize outstanding translations from works in Arabic, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Swedish. The translation Prizes evening is hosted every year with £2000 presented to winning and commended translators.

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Genres / categories

International

Key dates

Winner(s) announced: 02/04/2018

The International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF) is the most prestigious and important literary prize in the Arab world. Its aim is to reward excellence in contemporary Arabic creative writing and to encourage the readership of high quality Arabic literature internationally through the translation and publication of winning and shortlisted novels in other major languages.

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Genres / categories

International, Multi-awards

Key dates

Winner(s) announced: 10/04/2018

Held in partnership with The Publishers Association, The International Excellence Awards are a grand celebration of publishing and related activities outside the UK. There are many awards in existence in UK; the thinking behind creating this new initiative in 2014 was based on LBF wanting to create something specific for the huge number of International markets outside the UK. LBF wanted to look outward, to celebrate and showcase the wonderful activities of the rest of the world’s publishing activity.

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Sponsors / partners

Man

Genres / categories

International

Prize money: £50,000

Key dates

Longlist announced: 12/03/2018
Shortlist announced: 12/04/2018
Winner(s) announced: 22/05/2018

From 2005 to 2015 the Man Booker International Prize highlighted one writer’s overall contribution to fiction on the world stage. Worth £60,000, the prize was awarded every two years to a living author who published fiction either originally in English or whose work was generally available in translation in the English language. On 7 July 2015, the Booker Prize Foundation announced that the Man Booker International Prize was to evolve from 2016 to a prize for fiction in translation and join forces with the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize. The newly evolved prize is awarded annually for a single work of …

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Genres / categories

International

Prize money: £1,500/£150

Key dates

Submissions deadline: 31/03/2018
Winner(s) announced: 29/06/2018

The Rubery Prize is a prestigious international book award seeking the best books by indie writers, self published authors and books published by independent presses, judged by reputable judges.

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Genres / categories

International, Literary fiction & poetry

Prize money: €100,000

Key dates

Longlist announced: 06/11/2017
Shortlist announced: 05/04/2018
Winner(s) announced: 13/06/2018

Books are nominated  for the Award by invited public libraries in cities throughout the world – making the Award unique in its coverage of international fiction. Titles are nominated on the basis of ‘high literary merit’ as determined by the nominating library. Each year a panel of distinguished international judges is put in place under a non-voting chair. They have the epic task of considering each book from the longlist and narrowing it down to a shortlist of up to 10 titles. They must then enter deliberations to come up with the final winner by June of each year. The Award is given annually. The prize of €100,000 is awarded to …

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Genres / categories

International, Literary fiction & poetry

Prize money: £10,000

Key dates

Submissions deadline: 31/01/2018
Winner(s) announced: 02/07/2018

The Caine Prize for African Writing is a literature prize awarded to an African writer of a short story published in English. The prize was launched in 2000 to encourage and highlight the richness and diversity of African writing by bringing it to a wider audience internationally. The focus on the short story reflects the contemporary development of the African story-telling tradition.   *Kenyan writer Makena Onjerika wins 2018 Caine Prize of £10,000 for short story Fanta Blackcurrant. Click here to read full story.   Previous winners: 2017: The Story of the Girl whose Birds Flew Away by Bushra Al-Fadil, translated by Max Shmookkler. …

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