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American Library Association

http://www.ala.org/Template.cfm?Section=Book_Media_Awards&Template=/TaggedPage/TaggedPageDisplay.cfm&TPLID=18&ContentID=18325

Book/media awards and notables lists offered by various divisions, committees, and roundtables of the ALA. Links to awards pages, and to winners lists. Further links to other awards, grants, scholarships and honors offered by the ALA.

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BCALA Literary Awards

http://www.bcala.org/awards/literary.htm

The Black Caucus of the ALA presents several awards each year for works relating to the African diaspora - fiction and non-fiction. There are special awards for first-time novelists and for outstanding contributions to publishing. Entry details and winners lists. Further links to the BCALA and its resources.

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Book Sense Bestsellers

http://www.booksense.com/bestsellers/

From the American Booksellers Association, based on sales reported by independent bookstores in the USA. There are current lists for hardcover and paperback, fiction and non-fiction, and children's books. Further links to the ABA.

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Discover Great New Writers Award

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/awards/index_cds2.asp?PID=1527

Annual presentation by Barnes and Noble, for exceptional new authors making strong literary debuts. One winner is selected for each of fiction and non-fiction. Judges comments, excerpts, and author profiles. Links to program details, and previous winners.

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Independent Publisher Book Awards

http://www.independentpublisher.com/ipland/LearnMore.php

Annual awards for the best titles, in various categories, by independent authors and publishers, including university, small press and self-publishers. Links to guidelines and entry forms, and to IP Online resources.

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International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award

http://www.impacdublinaward.ie/

International literary award for new works of high literary merit in the English language. Managed by representatives of Dublin City, its Public Library System and IMPAC. Information on the award and its sponsors.

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Lettre Ulysses Award

http://www.lettre-ulysses-award.org/

A new annual, international, multi-lingual award, offered by Lettre International, for the best published work of reportage writing, or 'creative non-fiction'. Books or outstanding magazine articles are eligible. Information on the conceptualisation, jury, organizers, and award timetable.

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Man Booker Prize

http://www.themanbookerprize.com/

Official site for the annual contemporary fiction award, to writers from the British Commonwealth and Ireland. Offers information about the prize, judges, and history.

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National Outdoor Book Awards

http://www.isu.edu/outdoor/bookpol.htm

Annual presentations for full-length books on outdoor adventure activities, nature, or the environment. There is a special award for books of lasting significance in the field. General information, winners lists and reviews, press releases, entry requirements, and application forms.

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New York Times: Best-Seller Lists

http://www.nytimes.com/pages/books/bestseller/

Current bestseller lists, and searchable archives. Covers fiction and non-fiction, hardcovers and paperbacks, children's books, and links to business bestsellers. Detailed lists require NYTimes membership - free registration.

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Nobel Prize Internet Archive

http://almaz.com/nobel/literature/literature.html

List of Nobel Prize Laureates in literature, with associated links. Links to other Nobel Prize lists.

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NYFA Source - Literature

http://www.nyfa.org/nyfa_source_category.asp?id=137&fid=1&sid=47&category_id=L

The New York Foundation for the Arts' searchable database of awards, services and publications, for literature. Various types of awards, international and by US state. Links to information on NYFA awards and activities.

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PEN American Center

http://www.pen.org/page.php/prmID/968

The American branch of International PEN - an association of writers and editors, offers a variety of prizes for excellence among American authors. Background and entry requirements for each award. Further links to PEN and its activities.

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PEN New England

http://www.pen-ne.org/awards/

Presents the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award, for a distinguished first book of fiction by an American author, and the L.L. Winship Award. Winners, entry guidelines, and application forms. Further links to PEN-NE and their activities.

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PEN/Faulkner Awards

http://www.folger.edu/public/pfaulk/

Annual prizes presented by the PEN/Faulkner Foundation, for the best published works of fiction by American authors. Winners, submission guidelines, and calendar of events.

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