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Awards

The Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2019

The 2019 Man Booker Prize for Fiction has been awarded to Margaret Atwood for THE TESTAMENTS and Bernardine Evaristo for GIRL, WOMAN, OTHER. The Booker Prize has been jointly awarded twice before, to Nadine Gordimer and Stanley Middleton in 1974 and to Michael Ondaatje and Barry Unsworth in 1992. In 1993, the rules were changed so that only one author could win the prize. This is the first time since then that two authors have been announced as joint winners. Click here to read more about Atwood, Evaristo and their prize-winning books.

The Nobel Prize in Literature 2019

The Nobel Prize in Literature for 2019 has been awarded to Peter Handke "for an influential work that with linguistic ingenuity has explored the periphery and the specificity of human experience." Born in Griffen, Austria, in 1942, Handke is the author of books, plays and screenplays, including the novel CROSSING THE SIERRA DE GREDOS and the nonfiction work DON JUAN: His Own Version.

The Nobel Prize in Literature 2018

The Nobel Prize in Literature for 2018 has been awarded to Olga Tokarczuk "for a narrative imagination that with encyclopedic passion represents the crossing of boundaries as a form of life." Tokarczuk is one of Poland’s most celebrated writers, translated into more than 30 languages. She is the author of 10 works of fiction, including FLIGHTS, which won the Man Booker International Prize and was a finalist for the National Book Award in Translation.

The 2018 prize had been postponed last year due to a scandal at the Swedish Academy, which is responsible for choosing the Nobel Laureates in Literature.

The National Book Awards 2019

The shortlists for this year’s National Book Awards have been announced in the categories of Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Translated Literature and Young People’s Literature. The winners will be revealed at the National Book Awards Ceremony and Benefit Dinner on November 20th in New York City.

Anthony Awards 2019

The Anthony Award nominees, for works published in 2018, have been announced. Bouchercon 2019 --- “Denim, Diamonds, and Death” --- will present this year’s Anthony Awards in five categories at the 50th annual Bouchercon World Mystery Convention, to be held in Dallas, TX from October 31st to November 3rd. The Anthony Awards will be voted on by attendees at the convention and presented on November 2nd.

International Thriller Writers Awards 2019

On July 15, 2019, during ThrillerFest XIV, the International Thriller Writers (ITW) announced the winners of the 2019 Thriller Awards at the Grand Hyatt in New York City.

Agatha Awards 2018

On May 4, 2019, Malice Domestic announced the winners of the 2018 Agatha Awards at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel in Bethesda, MD during Malice Domestic 31. The Agatha Awards honor the "traditional mystery," books typified by the works of Agatha Christie and others. For the purposes of Malice Domestic, the genre is loosely defined as mysteries that contain no explicit sex, excessive gore or gratuitous violence, and are not classified as "hard-boiled."

Edgar Allan Poe Awards 2019

Mystery Writers of America has announced the winners of the 2019 Edgar Allan Poe Awards, honoring the best in mystery fiction, nonfiction and television published or produced in 2018. The Edgar® Awards were presented at their 73rd Gala Banquet on April 25, 2019 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City.

Los Angeles Times Book Prizes 2018

The 39th annual Los Angeles Times Book Prizes were awarded on Friday, April 12, 2019 in a public ceremony at USC's Bovard Auditorium. The best books of 2018 were recognized in 11 categories, along with the winners of the Robert Kirsch and Innovator’s awards.

The National Book Critics Circle Awards 2018

The winners of the 2018 National Book Critics Circle Awards were announced on March 14, 2019 at the New School in New York.