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Awards

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.

Agatha Awards 2010

Established in 1989, Malice Domestic is an annual convention in metropolitan Washington, DC, saluting "mysteries of manners", books best typified by the works of Agatha Christie. The Agatha Awards honor the "traditional mystery" -- loosely defined as mysteries which contain no explicit sex nor excessive gore or violence; and feature an amateur detective (usually), a confined setting, and characters who know one another.

2011 winners will be announced on April 28, 2012.

Pulitzer Prize Winners in Letters and Drama 2011

On April 18th, the winners of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize were announced at Columbia University in New York. From more than 2,500 entries, 21 recipients were selected by 102 distinguished jurors. These winners will be honored at a luncheon to be held in May at Columbia's Low Library.

Indies Choice Award 2010

The American Booksellers Association (ABA) Indies Choice Book Awards recognize the array of unique and thought-provoking titles championed by independent bookstores nationwide. In addition to the winners, 5 honor books and authors are selected for each of the six categories.