Adult book awards
A list of literary awards and prizes celebrating the best in fiction and non-fiction from the UK and around the world.
An award for the best of non-fiction, open to authors of any nationality. It covers all non-fiction in the areas of current affairs, history, politics, science, sport, travel, biography, autobiography and the arts.
Britain's only award for Comic Writing has been awarded to some true literary classics over the years with a very distinctive prize for the winning author; a Jeroboam of Bollinger and a Gloucestershire Old Spot pig, named after the winning novel.
Established in 1969, the Booker Prize is awarded to the best novel of the year written in English and published in the United Kingdom.
Covering a range of genres across several categories for children and adults. The overall winner is voted for by the public.
Formally the Whitebread Book Awards, the Costa Book Awards honour authors from the UK and Ireland nominated in one of the five categories: First Novel, Novel, Biography, Poetry and Children's Book.
These prizes cover three categories: Best Collection, Best First Collection, and Best Single Poem.
Introduced in 2016, this prize awards the best work of fiction written in a foreign language, translated into English and published in the UK.
Now in its 23rd year, this award is unique amongst international literary prizes as all the titles are nominated by libraries from around the world.
The best published literary work in the English language, written by an author aged 39 or under.
Established in 1919, are the James Tait Black Prizes are Britain's longest running literary awards.
This prize seeks out the best books by British/British resident BAME writers.
Bloody Scotland’s annual prize awarded to the best Scottish Crime book of the year.
The world renowned international literary prize awarded annually in December
These prizes focus on political writing, and consist of The Orwell Prize for Political Fiction and The Orwell Prize for Political Writing (formerly the Orwell Prize for Books).
This prize is awarded to the best new work of literature published in the English language, judged by members of the Academy.
These awards cover six categories: the best Research Book, History Book, Poetry Book, First Book, Fiction Book and Non-Fiction Book. Of these six categories one book wins the Saltire Book of the Year award.
Announced each year at the Borders Book Festival, this prestigious award has built quite a reputation since it began in 2010.
A prize awarding the best new books that engage with an aspect of medicine, health or illness.
Celebrating the work of female fiction writers from around the world since 1996
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