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Hugo Award (75 nominations)

The Hugo Awards are awards for excellence in the field of science fiction and fantasy. They were first awarded in 1953, and have been awarded every year since 1955. The awards are run by and voted on by fans.

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Nebula Award (65 nominations)

The Nebula Award is given each year by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA), for the best science fiction/fantasy fiction published in the United States during the previous year. There is no cash prize associated with the award, instead the award itself being a transparent block with an embedded glitter spiral nebula with gemstones cut to resemble planets.

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Locus Award (107 nominations)

The Locus Awards are presented to winners of Locus Magazine's annual readers' poll, which was established in the early '70s specifically to provide recommendations and suggestions to Hugo Awards voters. Over the decades the Locus Awards have often drawn more voters than the Hugos and Nebulas combined. In recent years Locus Awards are presented at an annual banquet, and unlike any other award, explicitly honor publishers of winning works with certificates.

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PEN/Faulkner Award (36 nominations)

Founded by writers in 1980, the PEN/Faulkner Foundation brings together American writers and readers in a wide variety of programs to promote a love of literature.  The foundation is named for William Faulkner, who used his Nobel Prize funds to create an award for young writers, and PEN, the international writers’ organization.  The winner receives US $15,000 and each of four runners-up receives US $5000. Finalists read from their works at the presentation ceremony in the Great Hall of the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C.

Man Booker Prize (71 nominations)

Founded in 1968, The Man Booker Prize for Fiction is a literary prize awarded each year for the best original full-length novel, written in the English language, by a citizen of the Commonwealth of Nations, Ireland, or Zimbabwe.The winner of the Man Booker Prize is generally assured of international renown and success; therefore, the prize is of great significance for the book trade. It is also a mark of distinction for authors to be selected for inclusion in the shortlist ("The Booker Dozen") or even to be nominated for the "longlist".

Pulitzer Prize (182 nominations)

The Pulitzer Prize is a U.S. award for achievements in newspaper and online journalism, literature and musical composition. It was established by American publisher Joseph Pulitzer in the year 1917 and is administered by Columbia University in New York City. Prizes are awarded yearly in twenty-one categories. In twenty of these, each winner receives a certificate and a US$10,000 cash award.The winner in the public service category of the journalism competition is awarded a gold medal, which always goes to a newspaper, although an individual may be named in the citation.

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Edgar Allan Poe Award (114 nominations)

The Edgar Allan Poe Awards (popularly called the Edgars), named after Edgar Allan Poe, are presented every year by the Mystery Writers of America. They honor the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction, television, film, and theatre published or produced in the previous year.

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National Book Award (140 nominations)

Established in 1950, the National Book Award is an American literary prize given to writers by writers and administered by the National Book Foundation, a nonprofit organization.

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National Book Critics Circle (70 nominations)

The National Book Critics Circle Awards are a set of annual American literary awards by the National Book Critics Circle to promote "the finest books and reviews published in English". It honors reading, criticism and literature since 1974. There are six awards to books published in the U.S. during the preceding calendar year, in six categories: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Memoir/Autobiography, Biography, and Criticism.

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The Best American Poetry series (no nomination)

The Best American Poetry series consists of annual poetry anthologies, each containing seventy-five poems. The series, begun by poet and editor David Lehman in 1988, has a different guest editor every year. Lehman, still the general editor of the series, each year contributes a foreword focusing on the state of contemporary poetry, and each year the edition's guest editor also contributes an introduction. The book titles in the series always follow the format of the first, changing only the year: for instance, "The Best American Poetry 1988"

RNA (7 nominations)

For just over fifty years, the Romantic Novelists’ Association has recognised and given awards for the very best in romantic fiction, with its ‘Romantic Novel of the Year’ and its ‘Love Story of the Year’ Awards and with further Awards for Romantic Comedy of the Year and Historical Novel of the Year added for the 2011 awards.

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RITA (130 nominations)

The purpose of the RITA® contest is to promote excellence in the romance genre by recognizing outstanding published romance novels and novellas. The award itself is a golden statuette named after RWA's first president, Rita Clay Estrada, and has become the symbol for excellence in published romance fiction.

Women's Prize (37 nominations)

The Women's Prize for Fiction (preivously Orange Prize for Fiction: 2008-2012) celebrates excellence, originality and accessibility in women's writing from throughout the world. The winner receives a cheque for £30,000 and a limited edition bronze known as a 'Bessie', created and donated by the artist Grizel Niven. Both are anonymously endowed.

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Commonwealth (43 nominations)

Awarded for best first book, the Commonwealth Book Prize is open to writers who are Commonwealth citizens aged 18 or over and who have had their first novel (full length work of fiction) published in the year of entry. The Commonwealth Book Prize is part of an initiative by the Commonwealth Foundation called Commonwealth Writers, which seeks to unearth, develop and promote the best new fiction from across the Commonwealth. Regional winners receive £2,500 and the overall winner receives £10,000.

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Melissa Nathan (4 nominations)

The Melissa Nathan Award For Comedy Romance has been set up by Melissa’s husband, Andrew Saffron – honouring the criteria that Melissa drew up herself very shortly before she died. She wanted to encourage and reward writers who can combine in a novel the magical, life-enhancing elements of humour and love.

Bellwether Prize (7 nominations)

The Bellwether Prize, which was established in 2000 by Barbara Kingsolver and is funded entirely by her, was created to promote fiction that addresses issues of social justice and the impact of culture and politics on human relationships. Beginning in 2012, the $25,000 prize will be awarded biennially to the author of a previously unpublished novel of high literary caliber that exemplifies the prize’s founding principles. The winner will also receive a publishing contract with Algonquin Books, which will be the participating publisher for at least the next two awards cycles. The first PEN/Bellwether Prize will be conferred at PEN’s Literary Awards Ceremony in New York City in the fall of 2012.

Walter Scott Prize (6 nominations)

The Walter Scott Prize for historical fiction is a British literary award founded in 2010. At GB£25,000 it is one of the largest literary awards in the UK. The award was created by the Duke and Duchess of Buccleuch, whose ancestors were closely linked to Scottish author Sir Walter Scott, who is generally considered the originator of historical fiction with the novel Waverley in 1814. Eligible books must have been first published in the UK, Ireland or Commonwealth in the preceding year. For the purpose of the award, historical fiction is defined as being that where the main events take place more than 60 years ago, i.e. outside of any mature personal experience of the author. The winner is announced each June at the Borders Book Festival in Melrose.

Arthur C. Clarke Award (28 nominations)

The Arthur C. Clarke Award is a British award given for the best science fiction novel first published in the United Kingdom during the previous year. The award was established with a grant from Arthur C. Clarke and the first prize was awarded in 1987. The book is chosen by a panel of judges from the British Science Fiction Association, the Science Fiction Foundation and a third organization, currently SF Crowsnest. It is now administered by the Serendip Foundation. The winner receives a prize consisting of a number of pounds sterling equal to the current year (£2008 for year 2008). In recent years, the award has been presented on the opening night of the SCI-FI-LONDON film festival.

Hammett Prize (17 nominations)

The Hammett Prize is awarded annually by the International Association of Crime Writers, North American Branch (IACW/NA) to a Canadian or US citizen or permanent resident for a book in English in the field of crime writing. It is named after crime-writer Dashiell Hammett and was established in 1991.

Agatha Award (47 nominations)

The Agatha Awards are literary awards for mystery and crime writers who write via the same method as Agatha Christie (i.e. closed setting, no sex or violence, amateur detective). At an annual convention in Washington, D.C., the Agatha Awards are handed out by Malice Domestic Ltd, in six categories: Best Novel; Best First Mystery; Best Historical Novel; Best Short Story; Best Non-Fiction; Best Children's/Young Adult Mystery. Additionally, in some years the Poirot Award is presented to honor individuals other than writers who have made outstanding contributions to the mystery genre, but it is not an annual award.

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James Tait Black Memorial Prize (76 nominations)

Founded in 1919, the James Tait Black Memorial Prizes are among the oldest and most prestigious book prizes awarded for literature written in the English language and are Britain's oldest literary awards. Based at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, United Kingdom, the prizes were founded by Mrs Janet Coutts Black in memory of her late husband, James Tait Black, a partner in the publishing house of A & C Black Ltd.

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Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize (28 nominations)

The Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize is the UK's only literary award for comic literature. Established in 2000 and named in honour of P G Wodehouse, past winners include Paul Torday in 2007 with Salmon Fishing in the Yemen and Marina Lewycka with A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian 2005 and Jasper Fforde for The Well of Lost Plots in 2004. Gary Shteyngart was the first American winner in 2011. The Prize is sponsored and organized by Bollinger, a producer of sparkling wines from the Champagne region of France, and Everyman Library, a book imprint that is a division of Random House. The winner is announced at the annual Hay Festival in May and is presented with jeroboam of Champagne Bollinger Special Cuvée, 52 volumes of the Everyman Wodehouse edition, and a Gloucester Old Spot pig is named after the winning novel.

Dolman Best Travel Book (12 nominations)

The Dolman Best Travel Book Award is one of the two principal annual travel book awards in Britain, and the only one that is open to all writers. The other award is that made each year by the British Guild of Travel Writers, but that is limited to authors who are members of the Guild. The first Dolman award was given in 2006, just two years after the only other travel book award - the Thomas Cook Travel Book Award which ran for 25 years - was abandoned by its sponsor. The £1,000 to £2,500 prize, organized by the Authors' Club, is sponsored by and named after club member William Dolman.

Frank O'Connor Short Story Award (13 nominations)

The Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award is an international literary award presented for the best short story collection. At €35,000 it claims to be the world's richest prize for a short story collection.[1] Each year, roughly sixty books are longlisted, with either four or six books shortlisted, the ultimate decision made by three judges.

Bram Stoker Award (24 nominations)

The Bram Stoker Award is a recognition presented by the Horror Writers Association for "superior achievement" in horror writing. The awards have been presented annually since 1987, and the winners are selected by ballot of the Active members of the HWA. They are named after influential Irish horror writer Bram Stoker, author of the novel Dracula, among others.

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Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year (15 nominations)

The Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award is a crime-fiction award, sponsored by Theakston's Old Peculier. It is awarded annually at Harrogate Crime Writing Festival in the UK, held every July. The winner receives £3000 and a small hand-carved oak beer cask carved by one of Britain's last coopers. Novels eligible are those crime novels published in paperback any time during the previous year, thus making the shortlists seem more out-of-date than for most prizes. It is also the only such crime-fiction award in the UK to be voted for partly by the public. Decisions of a jury-panel are also taken into account, a fact not-much publicised by the award organisers, who are keen to emphasize the public-voting aspect of the award.

Anthony (11 nominations)

The Anthony Awards are literary awards for mystery writers presented at the Bouchercon World Mystery Convention since 1986. The awards are named for Anthony Boucher (1911–1968), one of the founders of the Mystery Writers of America, and are held in a different location during September, October or November of the year in question. The Anthony Awards are among the most prestigious awards in the world of mystery writers and have helped boost the careers of numerous recipients.

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Los Angeles Times Book Prize (109 nominations)

The Book Prize program was founded by the late Art Seidenbaum, a Los Angeles Times book editor from 1978 to 1985; an award named after him was added a year after his death in 1990. Works are eligible during the year of their first US publication in English, though English does not have to be the original language of the work. The author of each winning book and the Kirsch Award recipient receives a citation and $1,000. The prizes are presented the day before the annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books.

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Golden Heart (no nomination)

The purpose of the Golden Heart® contest is to promote excellence in the romance genre by recognizing outstanding romance manuscripts.

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World Fantasy Award (42 nominations)

The World Fantasy Awards are annual, international awards given to authors and artists who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in the field of fantasy. Since 1975, when they were first awarded, they have been handed out at the World Fantasy Convention.

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Compton Crook (3 nominations)

The Compton Crook Award is presented to the best first English language novel of the year in the field of Science Fiction, Fantasy, or Horror by the members of the Baltimore Science Fiction Society, Inc, at their annual Baltimore-area science fiction convention, Balticon, held on Memorial Day weekend in the Baltimore, Maryland area.

British Fantasy Awards (5 nominations)

The British Fantasy Awards are administered annually by the British Fantasy Society (BFS) and were first awarded in 1971.

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John W. Campbell Memorial Award (no nomination)

The John W. Campbell Memorial Award for the best science-fiction novel of the year is one of the three major annual awards for science fiction.

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Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award (no nomination)

The Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award for the best short science fiction of the year was established in 1987 by James Gunn, Director of the Center for the Study of Science Fiction at KU, and the heirs of Theodore Sturgeon, including his widow Jayne Sturgeon and Sturgeon's children, as an appropriate memorial to one of the great short-story writers in a field distinguished by its short fiction.

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Prix Aurora (5 nominations)

The Prix Aurora Awards are given out annually for the best Canadian science fiction and fantasy literary works, artworks, fan activities from that year, and are awarded in both English and French

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Philip K. Dick Award (26 nominations)

The Philip K. Dick Award is a science fiction award given annually at Norwescon sponsored by the Philadelphia Science Fiction Society and (since 2005) supported by the Philip K. Dick Trust, and named after science fiction and fantasy writer Philip K. Dick. It has been awarded since 1983, the year after Dick's death. Works that have received the award are identified on their covers as Best Original SF Paperback. They are awarded to the best original paperback published each year in the US

BSFA Award (40 nominations)

The BSFA awards are presented annually by the British Science Fiction Association, based on a vote of BSFA members and - in recent years - members of the British national science fiction convention.

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Samuel Johnson Prize (17 nominations)

The Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction (motto: "All the Best Stories are True") is one of the most prestigious prizes for non-fiction writing. It was founded in 1999 following the demise of the NCR Book Award and based on an anonymous donation. The prize is named after Samuel Johnson. The prize covers current affairs, history, politics, science, sport, travel, biography, autobiography and the arts. The competition is open to authors of any nationality whose work is published in the UK in English.

Portico Prize (7 nominations)

The Portico Prize is one of the country’s leading literary prizes. Two prizes of £4,000 each are awarded biennially to a work of Fiction and one of non-Fiction, published within the intervening period and which must be set largely or wholly in the North of England. The Prize is open to both established and new authors of all backgrounds.

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Robert Holdstock Award (3 nominations)

The Robert Holdstock award is an award that has been created to honour the very best in British fantasy.

Giller Prize (32 nominations)

The Scotiabank Giller Prize, or Giller Prize, is a literary award given to a Canadian author of a novel or short story collection published in English (including translation) the previous year, after an annual juried competition between publishers who submit entries. The prize was established as the Giller Prize in 1994 by Toronto businessman Jack Rabinovitch in honour of his late wife Doris Giller, a former literary editor at the Toronto Star, and is awarded in November of each year along with a cash reward (then CAN$25,000).

Macavity (52 nominations)

The Macavity Award is named for the "mystery cat" of T.S. Eliot (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.

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Barry (61 nominations)

The Barry Award is a crime literary prize awarded annually since 1997 by the editors of Deadly Pleasures, an American quarterly publication for crime fiction readers. From 2007-2009 the award was jointly presented with the publication Mystery News. The prize is named after Barry Gardner, an American critic.

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Dylan Thomas Prize (7 nominations)

The University of Wales Dylan Thomas Prize is a leading prize for young writers presented annually by the University of Wales. The prize, named in honour of the Welsh writer and poet Dylan Thomas, brings international prestige and a remuneration of £30,000 (~$46,000). It is open to published writers in the English language under the age of thirty. The prize was originally awarded bi-annually, but became an annual award in 2010.[1] Entries for the prize are submitted by the publisher, editor, or agent; for theatre plays and screenplays, by the producer.

Kiriyama Prize (14 nominations)

The Kiriyama Prize is an international literary award given to books which will encourage greater understanding of and among the peoples and nations of the Pacific Rim and South Asia. The prize was established in 1996, and was last awarded in 2008.

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Costa Book Award (43 nominations)

The Costa Book Awards are a series of literary awards given to books by authors based in Great Britain and Ireland. They were known as the Whitbread Book Awards until 2005, after which Costa Coffee, a subsidiary of Whitbread, took over sponsorship.

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DSC Prize for South Asian Literature (6 nominations)

DSC Prize for South Asian Literature is a literary prize awarded annually to writers of any ethnicity or nationality writing about South Asian themes such as culture, politics, history, or people. It is for an original full-length novel written in English, or translated into English. The award is for novels published in the year preceding the judging of the prize. The winner is announced at the DSC Jaipur Literature Festival. The winner receives ? 2,800,000 (about US$50,000). The prize is sponsored by DSC Limited (formerly known as D. S. Constructions Ltd.), an Indian infrastructure and construction company.

Shamus (32 nominations)

The Shamus Award is given annually by the Private Eye Writers of America to honor excellent work in the Private Eye genre. Committee members of PWA select the winners.

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Man Asian Literary Prize (11 nominations)

The Man Asian Literary Prize was founded in 2007. It is an annual literary award given to the best novel by an Asian writer, either written in English or translated into English, and published in the previous calendar year. The judges choose a longlist of 10 to 15 titles announced in December, followed by a shortlist of 5 to 6 titles announced in January, and a winner is awarded in March. The winning author is awarded USD 30,000 and the translator (if any) USD 5,000. Submissions are invited through publishers based in any country.

Asian American Literary Award (4 nominations)

The Asian American Literary Awards are a set of annual awards that have been presented by The Asian American Writers' Workshop since 1998. The awards include a set of honors for excellence in fiction, poetry and nonfiction, chosen by a panel of literary and academic judges; a Members' Choice Award, voted on by the Workshop's members from the list of that year's entries; and a Lifetime Achievement Award. To be eligible, a book must be written by someone of Asian descent living in the United States and published first in English; entries are actively solicited by the Workshop.

John Llewellyn Rhys Prize (11 nominations)

The John Llewellyn Rhys Prize is a literary prize awarded annually for the best work of literature (fiction, non-fiction, poetry, drama) by an author from the Commonwealth aged 35 or under, written in English and published in the United Kingdom. It is the second oldest literary award in the UK. In June 2011 the award was 'suspended' by Booktrust due to funding problems; there was no award for 2011.

Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize (14 nominations)

The Center for Fiction First Novel Prize is an annual award presented by The Center for Fiction, a non-profit organization in New York City, to the best debut novel. As of 2012, the award is officially called the Flaherty—Dunnan First Novel Prize, named after Center for Fiction board member Nancy Dunnan who now funds the prize. From 2006-2011, it was called the John Sargent, Sr. First Novel Prize in honor of John Turner Sargent, Sr. (1924-2012).

Independent Foreign Fiction Prize (19 nominations)

The Independent Foreign Fiction Prize was inaugurated by British newspaper The Independent to honour contemporary fiction in translation in the United Kingdom. The award was first launched in 1990 and ran for five years before falling into abeyance. It was revived in 2001 with the financial support of Arts Council England. Beginning in 2011 the administration of the prize was taken over by Booktrust, but retaining the "Independent" in the name. Entries (fiction or short stories) must be published in English translation in the UK in the year preceding the award and the author must be alive at the time that the translation is published. The prize acknowledges both the winning novelist and translator, each being awarded £5,000 and a magnum of champagne from drinks sponsor Champagne Taittinger.

Believer Book Award (8 nominations)

Believer Book Award is an American literary award presented yearly by The Believer magazine to novels and story collections the magazine's editors thought were the "strongest and most under-appreciated" of the year. A shortlist and longlist are announced, along with reader's favorites, then a final winner is selected by the magazine's editors. The inaugural award was in 2005 for books published in 2004.

Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award (17 nominations)

The Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award is awarded annually to a novel or book of short stories by an American author who has not previously published a book of fiction. The award is named after Ernest Hemingway and funded by the Ernest Hemingway Foundation, which has been administered by the Hemingway Society since 1987, and PEN New England. Mary Hemingway, a member of PEN, founded the award in 1976 both to honor the memory of her husband and to recognize distinguished first books of fiction. The winner is selected by a panel of three distinguished fiction writers and receives a cash prize of US$8,000. Along with the winner, two finalists and two runners-up receive a Ucross Residency Fellowship at the Ucross Foundation, a retreat for artists and writers on a 22,000 acre (89 km²) ranch on the high plains in Ucross, Wyoming. The award ceremony is held at the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum in Boston, Massachusetts.

Arab American Book Award (3 nominations)

The Arab American Book Award was established in 2006 to celebrate and support the research of, and the written work of, Arab Americans and their culture. The Arab American Book Award encourages the publication and excellence of books that preserve and advance the understanding, knowledge, and resources of the Arab American community by celebrating the thoughts and lives of Arab Americans. The purpose of the Award is to inspire authors, educate readers and foster a respect and understanding of the Arab American culture.

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International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award (21 nominations)

The International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award is an international literary award for a work of fiction, jointly sponsored by the city of Dublin, Ireland and the company IMPAC. At €100,000 it is one of the richest literary prizes in the world. Nominations are submitted by public libraries worldwide.

Tony Hillerman Prize (4 nominations)

The Tony Hillerman Prize is awarded annually to the first-time author of a mystery set in the southwestern United States. It is co-sponsored by Wordharvest and St. Martin's Press.

Story Prize (9 nominations)

The Story Prize is an annual book award established in 2004 that honors the author of an outstanding collection of short fiction with a $20,000 cash award. Each of two runners-up receives $5,000. Eligible books must be written in English and first published in the United States during a calendar year. The founder of the prize is Julie Lindsey, and the director is Larry Dark. He was previously series editor for the annual short story anthology Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards from 1997-2002.

Lionel Gelber Prize (11 nominations)

The Lionel Gelber Prize was founded in 1989 by Canadian diplomat Lionel Gelber. The prize is a literary award for the world’s best non-fiction book in English on foreign affairs that seeks to deepen public debate on significant international issues. A prize of $15,000 is awarded to the winner. The award is presented annually by the Lionel Gelber Foundation, in partnership with Foreign Policy Magazine and the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto.

Ondaatje Prize (17 nominations)

The Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize is an annual literary award given by the Royal Society of Literature. The £10,000 award is given for a work of fiction, non-fiction or poetry which evokes the "spirit of a place", and which is written by someone who is a citizen of or who has been resident in the Commonwealth or the Republic of Ireland. The prize bears the name of its benefactor Christopher Ondaatje.

Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction (20 nominations)

Part of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, rewarding a first work of fiction. Award added in 1991.

Orwell Book Prize (13 nominations)

The Orwell Prize is a British prize for political writing of outstanding quality. The prize was founded by Bernard Crick in 1993 using money from the royalties of the hardback edition of his biography of Orwell.

Chautauqua Prize (2 nominations)

The Chautauqua Prize is an annual American literary award established by the Chautauqua Institute in 2012. The winner receives US$7,500 and all travel and expenses for a one-week summer residency at Chautauqua. It is a "national prize that celebrates a book of fiction or literary/narrative nonfiction that provides a richly rewarding reading experience and honors the author for a significant contribution to the literary arts."

Saltire Award (24 nominations)

Awards are made to any book by an author or authors of Scottish descent or living in Scotland, or for any book which deals with the work or life of a Scot or with a Scottish question, event or situation.

Trillium Book Award (25 nominations)

The Trillium Book Award/Prix Trillium is an annual book prize sponsored by the government of Ontario and is currently administered by one of its agencies, the Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC). The Trillium Book Award was created in l987 by Wilfried (Wil) Vanderelst, then Director of the Libraries and Community Information Branch, with the support of David Silcox, Deputy Minister, and Lily Oddie Munro, Minister of Culture and Communications. The Trillium Book Award was created for three reasons: (1) to recognize a book of literary excellence which furthers the understanding of Ontarians and Ontario society; (2) to assist Ontario’s publishing industry; and, (3) to bring Ontario’s public library and writing communities closer together. The Trillium Award was but one of several creative initiatives undertaken by the Libraries and Community Information Branch while under the direction of Wil Vanderelst during the 1980’s, that encouraged the development of Ontario writers and the distribution of their works. Other initiatives supporting writers in Ontario included the Writers-in-Libraries Program, which subsidized Ontario public libraries to financially support writers, who in turn would mentor aspiring writers in their community. When created in 1987 the Trillium Book Award/Prix Trillium was the richest book award in Canada with a cash prize of $10,000 to the winner. It was also unique in that a separate $2000 would go to the publisher of the winning book to assist in its marketing and promotion. Under the auspices of the Libraries Branch both the shortlisted books and the finalist were marketed through a unique logo for the prize, posters, bookmarks as well as an aggressive six-week media campaign targeting both bookstores as well as public libraries. (The prize today is $20,000 for the writer with $2500 for the publisher, and $10,000/$2000 for the poetry prize.)

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Arthur Ellis Award (18 nominations)

The Arthur Ellis Awards are a group of Canadian literary awards, presented annually by the Crime Writers of Canada for the best Canadian crime and mystery writing. The awards are named for Arthur Ellis, the pseudonym of Canada's official hangman. The award statue itself is wooden model of a hanging man. The arms and legs move when the statue's string is pulled.

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Desmond Elliott Prize (10 nominations)

The Desmond Elliott Prize is an annual award for the best debut novel written in English and published in the UK. The winning novel can be from any genre of fiction and must exhibit depth and breadth with a compelling narrative. The winner receives GB£10,000. The prize is named in honour of the "distinguished" late publisher and literary agent, Desmond Elliott.

Thurber Prize for American Humor (10 nominations)

The Thurber Prize for American Humor, named after American humorist James Thurber, recognizes outstanding contributions in humor writing. The prize is given out by the Thurber House. It was first awarded irregularly, but since 2004 has been bestowed annually.

Guardian First Book Award (17 nominations)

Guardian First Book Award is a literary award by The Guardian newspaper that annually recognises one book by a new writer. It was established in 1999, replacing the Guardian Fiction Award or Guardian Fiction Prize that the newspaper had sponsored from 1965.

Gold Dagger Award (29 nominations)

The Gold Dagger Award is an award given annually by the Crime Writers' Association for the best crime novel of the year.

Governor General's Award (35 nominations)

The Governor General's Awards are a collection of awards presented by the Governor General of Canada, marking distinction in a number of academic, artistic and social fields. The first was conceived in 1937 by the Lord Tweedsmuir, a prolific author of fiction and non-fiction who created the Governor General's Literary Award. Successive governors general have followed suit, establishing an award for whichever endeavour they personally found important.

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Warwick Prize for Writing (2 nominations)

The Warwick Prize for Writing is an international cross-disciplinary prize, worth £50,000, that is given biennially for an excellent and substantial piece of writing in the English language, in any genre or form, on a theme that changes with every award. It was launched and sponsored by the University of Warwick in July 2008. It is the only cross-disciplinary writing competition in existence, including things such as: scientific research, novels, poems, websites, movies and plays. Works are open to be nominated by everyone at Warwick University, including professors, students, alumni and staff.

CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger (17 nominations)

The CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger is an annual award given by the British Crime Writers' Association for best thriller of the year. The award is sponsored by the estate of Ian Fleming and is given to "best adventure/thriller novel in the vein of James Bond".

Aurealis Award (13 nominations)

The Aurealis Award for Excellence in Speculative Fiction is an annual literary award for Australian science fiction, fantasy and horror fiction. Only Australians are eligible for the award.

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Irish Book Award (14 nominations)

The Irish Book Awards (officially: Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards) are Irish literary awards given annually to books and authors in various categories. It is the only literary award supported by all-Irish bookstores. First awarded in 2006, they grew out of the Hughes & Hughes bookstore's Irish Novel of the Year Prize which was inaugurated in 2000. Since 2007 the Awards have been an independent not-for-profit company funded by sponsorship. The primary sponsor is Bord Gáis, an energy supplier in Ireland. There are currently nine categories, seven of which are judged by the Irish Literary Academy, two by a public vote. There is also a lifetime achievement award.

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Duff Cooper Prize (10 nominations)

The Duff Cooper Prize is a literary prize awarded annually for the best work of history, biography, political science or (very occasionally) poetry.

McKitterick Prize (14 nominations)

The McKitterick Prize is a United Kingdom literary prize. It is administered by the Society of Authors. It was endowed by Tom McKitterick, who had been an editor of The Political Quarterly but had also written a novel which was never published. The prize is awarded annually for a first novel (which need not have been published) by an author over 40. As of 2009, the value of the prize was £4000.

RBC Taylor Prize (7 nominations)

The RBC Taylor Prize commemorates Charles Taylor’s pursuit of excellence in the field of literary non-fiction. The Prize will be awarded to the author whose book best combines a superb command of the English language, an elegance of style, and a subtlety of thought and perception. The Prize consists of $25,000 for the winner and $2,000 for each of the runners up as well as promotional support to help all shortlisted books stand out in the national media, bookstores, and libraries. Authors whose books have been shortlisted for the prize will be brought to Toronto for the awards ceremony, where the winner will announce his or her choice for the RBC Taylor Prize Emerging Writer’s Award, which consists of $10,000 and an opportunity to be mentored by the winner. The winner will be invited to read at the International Festival of Authors, held in October at Harbourfront Centre in Toronto.

T. S. Eliot Prize (14 nominations)

The T. S. Eliot Prize for Poetry is awarded by the Poetry Book Society (UK) to "the best collection of new verse in English first published in the UK or the Republic of Ireland" in any particular year. The Prize was inaugurated in 1993 in celebration of the Poetry Book Society's 40th birthday and in honour of its founding poet, T. S. Eliot. Since its inception, the prize money has been donated by Eliot's widow, Mrs Valerie Eliot. At present, the prize is £15,000, with each of nine runners-up receiving £1000 each, making it the United Kingdom's most valuable annual poetry competition. The Prize has been called "the most coveted award in poetry".

Kitschies (11 nominations)

The Kitschies are literary prizes presented annually for works of speculative fiction (such as science fiction and fantasy) that were published in the United Kingdom in the year of the award. The Kitschies were established in 2009 by the website pornokitsch.com, which organizes the award.

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Carnegie Medal (21 nominations)

The Carnegie Medal is a British literary award that annually recognizes one outstanding new book for children or young adults. It is conferred upon the author by the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals.

Shirley Jackson Award (6 nominations)

The Shirley Jackson Awards are literary awards named after Shirley Jackson in recognition of her legacy in writing. These awards for outstanding achievement in the literature of psychological suspense, horror and the dark fantastic are presented at Readercon, an annual conference on imaginative literature.

Stella Prize (2 nominations)

The Stella Prize is a major literary award celebrating Australian women’s writing. The prize is named after one of Australia’s iconic female authors, Stella Maria ‘Miles’ Franklin, and was awarded for the first time in 2013.

Hawthornden Prize (13 nominations)

The Hawthornden Prize is a British literary award that was established in 1919 by Alice Warrender. It is funded by a trust bequeathed by her. Authors under the age of 41 are awarded on the quality of their "imaginative literature" which can be written in either poetry or prose. The Hawthornden Committee awards the Prize annually for a work published in the previous twelve months.

Folio Prize (2 nominations)

The Folio Prize is a literary award sponsored by the London-based publisher The Folio Society. It is given to an English language book of fiction published in the UK by an author from any country. The prize remuneration is GB£40,000. It was initially called the "Literature Prize" as a placeholder until a sponsor could be found, then the Folio Prize, named for the Folio Society, a publisher of special editions of classic literature.

John Leonard Award (2 nominations)

The National Book Critics Circle announces in 2013 the creation of the John Leonard Award, a new prize honoring an author’s first book, named after one of the most energetic and significant critical voices in American letters.

Miles Franklin Award (39 nominations)

The Miles Franklin Literary Award is an annual literary prize awarded to "a novel which is of the highest literary merit and presents Australian life in any of its phases". The award was set up according to the will of Miles Franklin (1879–1954), who is best known for writing the Australian classic My Brilliant Career (published in 1901) and for bequeathing her estate to fund this award. As of 2013, the award is valued A$60,000.

Wellcome Book Prize (8 nominations)

Wellcome Book Prize is an annual British literary award sponsored by Wellcome Trust. In keeping with the vision and goals of Wellcome Trust, the Book Prize "celebrates the topics of health and medicine in literature", including fiction and non-fiction. The winner receives £30,000 making it "one of the most remunerative literature awards on offer."

Whitbread Book Award (34 nominations)

Former name of the Costa Book Awards, running from 1971 to 2005 when Costa took over sponsorship.

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PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize (16 nominations)

The PEN/Robert Bingham W. Prize is awarded by the PEN American Center "to exceptionally talented fiction writers whose debut work — a first novel or collection of short stories...represent distinguished literary achievement and suggests great promise." The winner is selected by a panel of PEN Members made up of three writers or editors. The PEN/Robert Bingham W. Prize was originally named the PEN/Robert Bingham Fellowship for Writers. The prize awards the debut writer a cash award of $25,000. "The PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize was established in memory of Robert W. Bingham, who died in 1999 at the age of 33, to commemorate his support of young writers, his love of literature, and his contribution to literary fiction."

Encore Award (25 nominations)

The £10,000 Encore Award for the best second novel was first awarded in 1990. It is sponsored by Lucy Astor. The award fills a niche in the catalogue of literary prizes by celebrating the achievement of outstanding second novels, often neglected in comparison to the attention given to promising first books.

Goldsmiths Prize (3 nominations)

The Goldsmiths Prize is a British literary award founded in 2013. It is for fiction that "opens up new possibilities for the novel form". It is sponsored by Goldsmiths, University of London in association with the New Statesman and has a GB£10,000 remuneration. The award is limited to UK and Irish authors and books must be published by a UK-based publisher.

Kerry Group Irish Fiction Award (24 nominations)

The Kerry Group Irish Fiction Award is an annual award for Irish authors of fiction, established in 1995. It was previously known as the Kerry Ingredients Book of the Year Award (1995–2000) and the Kerry Ingredients Irish Fiction Award (2001–2002). The prize is sponsored by the food group Kerry Group, and is the largest (currently €15,000) monetary prize for fiction available solely to Irish authors.

PEN/Ackerley Prize (24 nominations)

This award is given to a literary autobiography of excellence, written by an author of British nationality and published during the preceding year, for which it is felt that J.R. Ackerley would have expressed enthusiasm.

Dayton Literary Peace Prize (17 nominations)

The Dayton Literary Peace Prize, which was first awarded in 2006, "is the only annual U.S. literary award recognizing the power of the written word to promote peace." Awards are given for adult fiction and non-fiction books published at some point within the immediate past year that have led readers to a better understanding of other peoples, cultures, religions, and political views, with the winner in each category receiving a cash prize of $10,000.

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Kirkus Prize (3 nominations)

The Kirkus Prize is one of the richest literary awards in the world, with a prize of $50,000 bestowed annually to authors of fiction, nonfiction and young readers’ literature. It was created to celebrate the 81 years of discerning, thoughtful criticism Kirkus Reviews has contributed to both the publishing industry and readers at large.

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CWA Goldsboro Gold Dagger (no nomination)

The Gold Dagger Award is an award given annually by the Crime Writers' Association for the best crime novel of the year.

Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize (16 nominations)

The Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize is a British literary prize established in 1963 in tribute to Geoffrey Faber, founder and first Chairman publisher Faber & Faber. It recognises a single volume of poetry or fiction by a Commonwealth author under 40, and is in alternating years awarded to poetry and fiction.