More Award Winners

Have you read the National Book Award winners Sing Unburied Sing, The Future is History, Far From the Tree and Half-light: Collected Poems 1965-2016?  You may want to check out these other 2017 award winners:

In 1935, poet and philanthropist Edith Anisfeld Wolf established the Anisfeld-Wolf Awards, focusing on works addressing racism and diversity.  The current jurors include Henry Louis Gates, Joyce Carol Oates, Simon Schama, Rita Dove and Steven Pinker.  This year’s winners are The House of Spirits by Isabel Allende, The Fortunes by Peter Ho Davies, Olio by Tyehimba Jess, The Association of Small Bombs by Karan Mahajan, and Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly. Find out more about the Anisfeld-Wolf award winners here.

One of the UK’s most popular literary prizes, the Costa Award honors books written by authors based in the UK and Ireland.  The five categories are First Novel, Novel, Biography, Poetry and Children’s Book.  The shortlists have just been revealed and the winner will be announced in January 2018. See the shortlist here.

If you love audiobooks, check out the Audie Awards.  With winners in twenty-seven categories, there is bound to be something great to listen to here. Plus, you get to see the faces of the voice talent!

For science fiction readers, the Hugo Awards are science fiction’s most prestigious awards, announced at the World Science Fiction Convention.  There are awards for books, writers, artists and other creators in eighteen categories.  See the winners here.

The Baileys Prize recognizes the best full-length fiction written by women throughout the world.  The 2017 winner is The Power by Naomi Alderman.  See previous honorees here.

The Edgars are awarded each spring by the Mystery Writers of America in a wide range of fiction and nonfiction categories, including adult, youth and young adult.  See the 2017 nominees and winners here.

Finally, our very own 2017 Staff Recommends list is in the works.  Keep on the lookout for this much-anticipated list of this year’s gems, from some of the most well-read people around!

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