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Book Awards

Every year there are a number of awards presented to authors and books. You will find these titles available for loan in your local library. Below are details of some of the latest awards that we support.

Children and Teenage Book Prizes

Blue Peter Book Awards

The Blue Peter Book Awards have been running since 2000 and invite submissions from publishers for children's book published in the previous year. A shortlist of three fiction and three non-fiction titles are announced in December with the winner being announced in March on the children's television show Blue Peter.

For full details visit the Blue Peter Book Awards Website.

The Carnegie Medal

The Carnegie Medal is a literary award, established in 1936 in honour of Scottish philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, given annually to an outstanding book for children and young adults. It is awarded annually by the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP). A shortlist is usually announced in March with the winer being announced in June.

For full details visit the CILIP Awards Website.

The Kate Greenaway Medal

The Kate Greenaway Medal was established in 1955 for distinguished illustration in a book for children. It is named after the popular nineteenth century artist known for her fine children's illustrations and designs. It is awarded annually by the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) for an outstanding book in terms of illustration for children and young people. A shortlist is usually announced in March with the winer being announced in June.

For full details visit the CILIP Awards Website.

 

Adult Book Awards

The Man Booker Prize

The Man Booker Prize promotes the finest in fiction by rewarding the very best book of the year. The prize is the world's most important literary award and has the power to transform the fortunes of authors and even publishers. The winner receives £50,000 and both the winner and the shortlisted authors are guaranteed a worldwide readership plus a dramatic increase in book sales.

For more information visit the Man Booker Website.

The Women's Prize for Fiction

The Women's Prize for Fiction is the UK's most prestigious annual book award for fiction by international female writers, celebrating excellence, innovation and accessibility since 1996. The winner receives a cheque and a limited edition bronze figurine known as the ‘Bessie', created and donated by the artist Grizel Niven.

For more information visit the Women's Prize for Fiction Website.

Costa Book Awards

The Costa Book Awards are a series of literary awards given to books by authors based in Great Britain and Ireland. The awards, launched in 1971, are given for high literary merit as well as for works that convey the enjoyment of reading to the widest possible audience. Each year, winners are chosen from shortlists in six different categories namely Best first novel, Best novel, Children's book, Poetry, Biography and Short Story. One of the category winners is then selected as the Costa Book of the Year.

For more information visit the Costa Book Award Website.

The Crime Writers Association Awards

Each Autumn, The Crime Writers Association (CWA), founded by John Creasy in 1953, and best known for its prestigious Dagger Awards to celebrate the best crime fiction of the year. The shortlists are announced in August with the Winners being announced at a ceremony in October.

For more information visit the CWA Website.

National Book Awards (The Book Oscars)

Dubbed the ‘Oscars of the publishing industry,' The National Book Awards showcases the best of British writing & publishing, whilst celebrating books with wide popular appeal, critical acclaim and commercial success. The shortlists are announced in November, with the winners celebrated at a ceremony in December.

For more details on the awards visit the National Book Awards Website.

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