Looking for some award-winning contemporary literature?
There are a number of literary awards given every year for exemplary fiction, short stories, or poetry.
The American Book AwardsA group of annual awards distributed by the Before Columbus Foundation, devoted to celebrating America's diverse literary tradition.
The Hugo AwardsAnnual awards for excellence in science fiction and fantasy.
The Man Booker PrizesIncludes the Man Booker Prize for Fiction, awarded every year for the best work of fiction, and the Man Booker International Prize, awarded every other year to an accomplished fiction writer.
The National Book AwardsNational Book Awards are given yearly to American authors in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and young people's literature categories. The National Book Foundation's website lists winners and finalists for each award.
The Nebula AwardsAnnual awards for excellence in science fiction and fantasy writing.
The Nobel Prize in LiteratureAn international literature prize awarded to a chosen Nobel Laureate each year. The Nobel Prize website includes a biography and bibliography for each laureate.
The Pulitzer PrizesPulitzer's are awarded yearly for exceptional works of fiction, drama, and poetry, among other classifications. The Pulitzer website includes lists of past winners and finalists for all award categories.