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Book Awards & Books Lists
This guide lists some of the best known book awards and book lists for works written in, or translated into, English. Includes literary awards for contemporary and genre fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and young adult and children's literature.
Print. Winner of the 2020 Hugo Award for Best Novel.
"Ambassador Mahit Dzmare arrives in the center of the multi-system Teixcalaanli Empire only to discover that her predecessor, the previous ambassador from their small but fiercely independent mining Station, has died. But no one will admit that his death wasn't an accident--or that Mahit might be next to die, during a time of political instability in the highest echelons of the imperial court. Now, Mahit must discover who is behind the murder, rescue herself, and save her Station from Teixcalaan's unceasing expansion--all while navigating an alien culture that is all too seductive, engaging in intrigues of her own, and hiding a deadly technological secret--one that might spell the end of her Station and her way of life--or rescue it from annihilation."
eBook. 2021 Edgar Award winner for best novel.
"In a sprawling Indian city, three friends venture into the most dangerous corners to find their missing classmate. . . . Down market lanes crammed with too many people, dogs, and rickshaws, past stalls that smell of cardamom and sizzling oil, below a smoggy sky that doesn't let through a single blade of sunlight, and all the way at the end of the Purple metro line lies a jumble of tin-roofed homes where nine-year-old Jai lives with his family".... This book "plunges readers deep into this neighborhood to trace the unfolding of a tragedy through the eyes of a child as he has his first perilous collisions with an unjust and complicated wider world.... Drawing on real incidents and a spate of disappearances in metropolitan India," this book "is extraordinarily moving, flawlessly imagined, and a triumph of suspense."
eBook. 2020 World Fantasy Award winner for Collection.
"A newborn's absent face appears on the back of someone else's head, a filmmaker goes to gruesome lengths to achieve the silence he's after for his final scene, and a therapist begins, impossibly, to appear in a troubled patient's room late at night. In these stories of doubt, delusion, and paranoia, no belief, no claim to objectivity, is immune to the distortions of human perception. Here, self-deception is a means of justifying our most inhuman impulses—whether we know it or not."
Awarded annually "for the best science fiction novel first published in the United Kingdom." Chosen by a panel of judges invited from the British Science Fiction Association, the Science Fiction Foundation and the SCI-FI-LONDON film festival. Past winners and shortlist titles listed under About. Awarded in July.
Multiple awards given annually by the British Science Fiction Association (BSFA) to honor notable science fiction works. Winners are announced at the British National Science Fiction Convention in April.
Multiple annual awards for science fiction writing. The awards are voted on by members of the World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), which is also responsible for administering them. Winners are announced at Worldcon in July or August.
Annual international awards given to authors and artists in the fantasy field. Categories are: novel, novella, short story, anthology, collection and artist. Winners are announced in late October or early November.
Books at the Blume Library
You can find more award winning and notable books in Discover and the Library Catalog.