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Awards

The Nobel Prize for Literature 2011

Since 1901, the Nobel Prize for Literature has annually honored writers who have produced "the most outstanding work in an ideal direction," in genres ranging from poetry, novels and short stories, to essays, speeches and plays. On October 6, 2011, the Swedish Academy awarded their 104th prize to Swedish poet Tomas Tranströmer because, through his condensed, translucent images, he gives us fresh access to reality”.

Anthony Awards 2011

Named for New York Times critic and Mystery Writers of America co-founder Anthony Boucher, the Anthony Awards honor the best in mystery and crime writing published in the previous year.

Barry Awards 2011

Named in honor of mystery fiction reviewer and Deadly Pleasures contributor Barry Gardner, the winners of the Barry Awards are selected each year by the magazine’s subscribers and online visitors.

The Macavity Awards 2011

The Macavity Award is named for the "mystery cat" of T.S. Eliot's OLD POSSUM'S BOOK OF PRACTICAL CATS. Each year the members of Mystery Readers International nominate and vote for their favorite mysteries in four categories.

RITA Awards 2011

The Romance Writers of America RITA® contest promotes excellence in the romance genre by recognizing outstanding published romance novels and novellas.

The Orange Prize for Fiction Award 2011

Launched in 1996, the prize celebrates excellence, originality and accessibility in women's writing from throughout the world.

The Audie Awards 2011

The Audie Awards (The Audies®) is the only awards program in the U.S.A. devoted solely to spoken word entertainment. They are annually bestowed upon recipients for outstanding audio books. The Audies have been granted by the Audio Publisher Association, a not-for-profit trade organization since 1996.

Children's Choice Book Awards 2011

Established in 2008, the Awards were created to provide young readers with an opportunity to voice their opinions about the books being written for them and to help develop a reading list that will motivate children to read more and cultivate a love of reading.

Los Angeles Times Book Prize 2010

On April 29, 2011, the Los Angeles Times launched its weekend-long celebration of literature, authors, reading and community at the 31st Annual Book Prizes ceremony. Held at the Times' Chandler Auditorium and hosted by Book Critic David L. Ulin, the event honored the extraordinary literary accomplishments of 2010, in 12 categories.

Edgar Allan Poe Awards 2011

Each Spring, Mystery Writers of America present the Edgar® Awards, widely acknowledged to be the most prestigious awards in the genre. These awards recognize the best in mystery fiction, nonfiction and television in the past year.