Awards Watch

All eyes on these critically acclaimed books that are in the running for some of the prestigious awards in the literary world.

National Book Award Winners

2022 National Book Awards


Five winners have been announced as the 2022 National Book Winners! They are:

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Carnegie Medal

The American Library Association (ALA) has announced the six books shortlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction. The awards recognize the previous year’s best fiction and nonfiction books written for adult readers and published in the United States. The two medal winners will be announced on January 29, 2023.

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Seven Moons

The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida wins the 2022 Booker Prize


Shehan Karunatilka becomes the second Sri Lankan author to win the Booker Prize with his book The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida.

The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida tells the story of a war photographer who has woken up dead in what seems to be a celestial visa office. He has ‘seven moons’ to try and solve the mystery of his death and to help unveil a cache of photos that will rock war-torn Sri Lanka.  In addition to his two novels, Karunatilaka has worked as an advertising copywriter, as well as writing songs, screenplays and travel stories.

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Two-time Winners Headline 2022 Hugo Awards

A Desolation Called Peace has won the 2022 Hugo Award for Best Novel, while A Psalm for the Wild-Built has won the award for Best Novella. This is the second Hugo Award for both Arkady Martine (A Desolation Called Peace) and Becky Chambers (A Psalm for the Wild-Built)

Winners in several different categories, across several types of media, were awarded on Sunday, September 4, 2022, at the 80th World Science Fiction Convention in Chicago.

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2022 New American Voices Award

Sindya Bhanoo has won the 2022 New American Voices Award for her short story collection Seeking Fortune Elsewhere.

Founded in 2018, Fall for the Book and the Institute for Immigration Research created the New American Voices Award to recognize recently published works that illuminate the complexity of the human experience as told by immigrants, whose work is historically underrepresented in writing and publishing.

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House of Rust

2022 Ursula K. Le Guin Prize for Fiction


Khadija Abdalla Bajaber has won the inaugural Ursula K. Le Guin Prize for Fiction for her novel The House of Rust.

This is new prize given to a writer for a single work of imaginative fiction - fiction not based on reality. It includes but is not necessarily limited to fantasy, horror, and science fiction.

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