Award Winners

Award Winners

Award Winning Literature

Do you need to find an award winning novel for your independent study and you’re not sure where to begin?  Browse the following links to view the major literary awards, then head to your library where you will find most of the books.

Books and Authors

The Books and Authors database contains a comprehensive list of award winning books.  In addition to a description of the book, you will find recommended similar titles and as well as books with the same subject and theme.

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Governor General’s Literary Awards

The Governor General’s Literary Awards (GGs) are given annually to the best English-language and the best French-language book in each of the seven categories of Fiction, Non-fiction, Poetry, Drama, Children’s Literature (text), Children’s Literature (illustration) and Translation (from French to English and English to French). For a list of past winners click here

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International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award

The International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award is the largest and most international prize of its kind.It involves libraries worldwide, and is open to books written in any language. A list of past winners may be found here.

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Man Booker Prize

The Man Booker Prize aims to promote the finest in fiction by rewarding the best novel of the year written by a citizen of the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth or the Republic of Ireland.  Follow the prize on Facebook,Twitter, YouTube and Soundcloud.

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National Book Award

The mission of the National Book Foundation and the National Book Award is to celebrate the best of American literature, to expand its audience, and to enhance the cultural value of great writing in America.

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Writers’ Trust of Canada

The Writers’ Trust of Canada was founded by five notable Canadian authors — Margaret Atwood, Pierre Berton, Graeme Gibson, Margaret Laurence, and David Young — to encourage a flourishing writing community in this country. The Rogers Prize is one of the awards presented.  For a list of past winners click here.

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Giller Prize

The Giller Prize was founded in 1994 by Jack Rabinovitch in honour of his late wife, literary journalist Doris Giller, and recognizes excellence in Canadian fiction.  A list of past winners may be found here.

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Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction

Formerly the Orange Prize for Fiction, the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction is awarded annually and celebrates excellence, originality and accessibility in women’s writing from throughout the world.  Click here for a list of past winners.

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Young Adult Award Winning Literature

Governor General’s Literary Award – Young People’s Literature

These awards are given annually to the best English-language and the best French-language book in each of the seven categories of Fiction, Non-fiction, Poetry, Drama, Children’s Literature (text), Children’s Literature (illustration) and Translation (from French to English and English to French). For a list of past winners click here.

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Michael L. Printz Literary Award

The Michael L. Printz Award is an award for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature.  Past winners may be viewed here.

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National Book Award, Young People’s Literature

The mission of the National Book Foundation and the National Book Award is to celebrate the best of American literature, to expand its audience, and to enhance the cultural value of great writing in America.

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Rainbow Book List

The Rainbow Book List is created by the Rainbow Book List Committee of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table of the American Library Association. The Rainbow Book List presents an annual bibliography of quality books with significant and authentic GLBTQ content, which are recommended for people from birth through eighteen years of age.  Previous winners may be found here.

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White Pine Award

The Ontario Library Association celebrates the best in writing for young adults with the White Pine Award.  View the cumulative list of nominees here.

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William C. Morris YA Debut Award

The William C. Morris YA Debut Award honours a debut book published by a first-time author writing for teens and celebrating impressive new voices in young adult literature.

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YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults

This list is created by the Young Adult Library Services Association on a yearly basis, and highlights the best books for young adults published in that specific year.

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