Book Lists and Award Winners


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National Book Award

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







National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction

The National Book Critics Circle awards are given each March and honor the best literature published in the United States.



PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction

The PEN/Faulkner Award honors the best work of fiction published by an American in a single calendar year.



Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

The Pulitzer Prize for Fiction is one of the seven American Pulitzer Prizes that are annually awarded. It recognizes distinguished fiction by an American author, preferably dealing with American life, published during the preceding calendar year.