Major Literary Award Winners, 2007/8-20011/12

General Fiction

Man Booker Prize – Awarded to outstanding fiction titles from the British Commonwealth and Ireland.

Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel2012 – Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel

2011 – The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes

2010 – The Finkler Question by Howard Jacobson

2009 – Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel

2008 – The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga

National Book Award – Awarded by writers to writers for literary excellence in American fiction.

The Round House by Louise Erdrich2012 – The Round House by Louise Erdrich

2011 – Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward

2010 – Lord of Misrule by Jaimy Gordon

2009 – Let the Great World Spin by Colum Mc Cann

2008 – Shadow Country by Peter Matthiessen

National Book Critics Circle Award – Awarded by the National Book Critics Circle composed of 600 actively reviewing critics.

Binocular Vision by Edith Pearlman2011 – Binocular Vision:  New and Selected Stories by Edith Pearlman

2010 – A Visit From the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan

2009 – Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel

2008 – 2666 by Roberto Bolaño

2007 – The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz

Nobel Prize for Literature – Awarded to an author for their entire body of work.

Mo Yan2012 – Mo Yan

2011 – Tomas Transtromer

2010 – Mario Vargas Llosa

2009 – Herta Muller

2008 – Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clezio

Pulitzer Prize – Since 1917, awarded for distinguished fiction by an American author, preferably dealing with American life.

Pulitzer Prize2012 – No award given

2011 – A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan

2010 – Tinkers by Paul Harding

2009 – Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout

2008 – The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz

Mystery

Agatha Awards – Honors the “traditional mystery,” loosely defined as a novel that generally stars an amateur detective in a confined setting, where most characters know each other and the action does not include explicit sex or violence.

Three Day Town by Margaret Maron2011 – Three Day Town by Margaret Maron

2010 – Bury Your Dead by Louise Penny

2009 – A Brutal Telling by Louise Penny

2008 – The Cruelest Month by Louise Penny

2007 – A Fatal Grace by Louise Penny

Edgar Allan Poe Awards – Presented by the Mystery Writers of America and widely considered the most prestigious award in the mystery and crime genres.

Gone by Mo Hayder2012 – Gone by Mo Hayder

2011 – The Lock Artist by Steve Hamilton

2010 – The Last Child by John Hart

2009 – Blue Heaven by C.J. Box

2008 – Down River by John Hart

Science Fiction/Fantasy

Hugo Awards – Voted on by all members of the World of Science Fiction Society for excellence in science fiction and fantasy.

Among Others by Jo Walton2012- Among Others by Jo Walton

2011- Blackout by Connie Willis

2010 – The City and the City by China Mieville and The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi (tie)

2009 – The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

2008 – The Yiddish Policeman’s Union by Michael Chabon

Nebula Awards – Presented by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America for excellence in science fiction and fantasy.

Among Others by Jo Walton2011 – Among Others by Jo Walton

2010 – Blackout by Connie Willis

2009 – The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi

2008 – Powers by Ursula K. Le Guin

2007 – The Yiddish Policeman’s Union by Michael   Chabon

Horror

Bram Stoker Award – Given by the Horror Writers Association for superior achievement.

Flesh Eaters by Joe McKinney2011 – Flesh Eaters by Joe McKinney

2010 – A Dark Matter by Peter Straub

2009 – Audrey’s Door by Sarah Langan

2008 – Duma Key by Stephen King

2007 – The Missing by Sarah Langan

 

 

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