Prize

Calendar

All you need to know about leading book awards
and literary prizes, including upcoming dates
and previous winners.

Waterstones Book of the Year

Since it was first introduced in 2012, Waterstones Book of the Year has become an institution, recognised by readers as a highlight of the calendar an...

Shortlist(s) Announced
November
Winner(s) Announced
November 2020
Genre
  • Children's
  • Fiction
  • Multi-category
  • Non-fiction
Books Are My Bag Reader's Award

BOOKS ARE MY BAG is a nationwide campaign run by the Booksellers Association to celebrate bookshops....

Shortlist(s) Announced
October
Winner(s) Announced
11th November 2020
Genre
  • Children's
  • Fiction
  • Multi-category
  • Non-fiction
The Wainwright Prize

The Baillie Gifford Prize rewards excellence in non-fiction writing, bringing the best in intelligent reflection on the world to new readers....

Submission Deadline
April
Shortlist(s) Announced
30th July
Winner(s) Announced
8th September
Genre
  • Multi-category
  • Non-fiction
The Costa Book Awards

Recognised as one of the UK's most prestigious and popular book prizes....

Submission Deadline
30th June
Shortlist(s) Announced
24th November 2020
Winner(s) Announced
26th January 2021
Genre
  • Fiction
  • Multi-category
  • Non-fiction
The William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award

The William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award is the world's longest established and most valuable literary sports-writing prize. ...

Submission Deadline
June
Shortlist(s) Announced
October
Winner(s) Announced
December
Genre
  • Non-fiction
The Little Rebels Children's Book Award

Little Rebels Award is designed to recognise the rich tradition of radical publishing for children in the UK....

Shortlist(s) Announced
July
Winner(s) Announced
July
Genre
  • Children's
The Hans Christian Anderson Award

The Hans Christian Andersen Award is the highest international recognition given to an author and an illustrator of children's books. ...

Shortlist(s) Announced
January
Winner(s) Announced
May
Genre
  • Children's
  • International
The Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year

The £30,000 prize will go to the book that is judged to have provided the most compelling and enjoyable insight into modern business issues....

Submission Deadline
January
Shortlist(s) Announced
January
Winner(s) Announced
January
Genre
  • Non-fiction
The Sainsbury's Children's Book Awards

The Sainsbury's Children's Book Awards in partnership with BookTrust aim to highlight the best children's books for families to share together. ...

Shortlist(s) Announced
August
Winner(s) Announced
August
Genre
  • Children's
Waterstones Childen's Book Prize

The Waterstones Children's Book Prize is an annual award given to a work of children's literature published during the previous year....

Shortlist(s) Announced
Febuary
Winner(s) Announced
July
Genre
  • Children's
The International Dublin Literary Award

The International DUBLIN Literary Award is presented annually for a novel written in English or translated into English....

Shortlist(s) Announced
September
Winner(s) Announced
22nd October
Genre
  • International
The Australian Book Industry Awards

The Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) celebrate the achievements of authors and publishers in bringing Australian books to readers....

Shortlist(s) Announced
April
Winner(s) Announced
May
Genre
  • International
  • Multi-category
The Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year

The Young Writer of the Year Award is a prize for an outstanding work of fiction, non-fiction or poetry from a writer aged 35 or under....

Shortlist(s) Announced
November
Winner(s) Announced
December
Genre
  • Multi-category
The Orwell Prize

The Orwell Prizes aim to encourage good writing and thinking about politics. ...

Shortlist(s) Announced
May
Winner(s) Announced
July
Genre
  • Multi-category
  • Non-fiction
The Nieslen Bestseller Awards

The Nielsen Bestseller Awards in association with Coutts use data to identify and celebrate the UK’s bestselling books...

Submission Deadline
December
Shortlist(s) Announced
12th August 2020
Winner(s) Announced
January 2021
Genre
  • International
  • Multi-category
The Hugo Awards

The Hugo Awards, first presented in 1953 and presented annually since 1955, are science fiction’s most prestigious award....

Submission Deadline
March
Shortlist(s) Announced
April
Winner(s) Announced
July
Genre
  • Fiction
  • International
  • Multi-category
The Sheikh Zayed Book Award

The Award, and its associated accolades, are presented annually to outstanding writers, intellectuals, and publishers....

Submission Deadline
October
Shortlist(s) Announced
March
Winner(s) Announced
April
Genre
  • International
  • Multi-category
The International Prize for Arabic Fiction

Its aim is to reward excellence in contemporary Arabic creative writing....

Submission Deadline
August
Shortlist(s) Announced
March
Winner(s) Announced
April
Genre
  • Fiction
  • International
The John Newbery Medal

Awarded annually to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children....

Submission Deadline
December
Winner(s) Announced
July
Genre
  • Children's
  • International
The Arthur C. Clarke Award

The annual Arthur C. Clarke Award is given for the best science fiction novel first published in the United Kingdom during the previous year....

Shortlist(s) Announced
June
Winner(s) Announced
September
Genre
  • Fiction
The Sports Book Awards

The awards exist to highlight the most outstanding sports books of the previous calendar year....

Submission Deadline
December
Shortlist(s) Announced
May
Winner(s) Announced
July
Genre
  • Fiction
  • Multi-category
  • Non-fiction
The Wolfson History Prize

The prize recognises and celebrates books which combine excellence in research with readability....

Submission Deadline
June
Shortlist(s) Announced
April
Winner(s) Announced
November
Genre
  • Non-fiction
The CILIP Carnegie & Kate Greenaway Award

Recognising outstanding reading experiences created through writing and illustration in books for children and young people....

Shortlist(s) Announced
March
Winner(s) Announced
June
Genre
  • Children's
  • Multi-category
The Pulitzer Prize

For distinguished fiction published in book form during the year by an American author....

Submission Deadline
January
Shortlist(s) Announced
May
Winner(s) Announced
May
Genre
  • International
  • Multi-category
Nobel Prize in Literature

The Nobel Prize in Literature is awarded to authors of outstanding fiction....

Submission Deadline
August
Shortlist(s) Announced
September
Winner(s) Announced
December
Genre
  • International
  • Multi-category
Prix Goncourt

Awarded to the author of "the best and most imaginative prose work of the year". ...

Submission Deadline
October
Shortlist(s) Announced
January
Winner(s) Announced
November
Genre
  • Fiction
  • International
The National Book Awards

The mission of the National Book Foundation is to celebrate the best literature in America....

Submission Deadline
May
Shortlist(s) Announced
October
Winner(s) Announced
18th November 2020
Genre
  • Fiction
  • Multi-category
  • Non-fiction
The British Book Awards

The Nibbies’ Books of the Year are unapologetically about success but not ‘just’ who is top of the bestseller lists....

Submission Deadline
August
Shortlist(s) Announced
March
Winner(s) Announced
June
Genre
  • Fiction
  • Multi-category
  • Non-fiction
Rathbones Folio Prize

Celebrating the best fiction of our time, regardless of form or genre,...

Submission Deadline
November
Shortlist(s) Announced
April
Winner(s) Announced
May
Genre
  • Non-fiction
Women’s Prize for Fiction

The UK’s most prestigious annual book award celebrating & honouring fiction written by women....

Submission Deadline
January
Shortlist(s) Announced
April
Winner(s) Announced
9th September
Genre
  • Fiction
Booker Prize International

Awarded annually for a single book, translated into English and published in the UK or Ireland...

Submission Deadline
Febuary
Shortlist(s) Announced
April
Winner(s) Announced
26th August
Genre
  • Fiction
  • International
The Booker Prize

One of the world's leading literary prizes, it is awarded annually to the best novel of the year written in English....

Submission Deadline
January
Shortlist(s) Announced
January 2020
Winner(s) Announced
19th November 2020
Genre
  • Fiction
The Cundhill History Prize

The Cundill History Prize recognizes and rewards the best history writing in English....

Submission Deadline
May
Shortlist(s) Announced
September
Winner(s) Announced
November
Genre
  • International
  • Non-fiction
The Neustadt International Prize for Literature

Often referred to as “the American Nobel,” the Neustadt International Prize is a biennial award ....

Submission Deadline
May
Shortlist(s) Announced
July
Winner(s) Announced
October
Genre
  • Fiction
  • International
The Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction

The Baillie Gifford Prize rewards excellence in non-fiction writing, bringing the best in intelligent reflection on the world to new readers....

Submission Deadline
June
Shortlist(s) Announced
October
Winner(s) Announced
November
Genre
  • Non-fiction
An Post Irish Book Awards

The An Post Irish Book Awards celebrate and promote Irish writing to the widest range of readers possible....

Submission Deadline
August
Shortlist(s) Announced
20th October 2020
Winner(s) Announced
25th November 2020
Genre
  • Fiction
  • Multi-category
  • Non-fiction

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