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

2022 National Book Awards

Established in 1950, the National Book Awards are American literary prizes administered by the National Book Foundation, a nonprofit organization. The award is considered to be among the premier American literary awards. The awards currently honor the best Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Translated Literature, and Young People’s Literature, published each year.

Longlists are being revealed September 14-16, and finalists for each category will be announced October 4. Winners will be revealed during a program on Wednesday, November 16.

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2022 Booker Prize - Shortlist


The Booker Prize is among the world's leading literary awards for a single work of fiction. Founded in the UK in 1969, it initially rewarded Commonwealth writers and now spans the globe: it is open to anyone regardless of origin. Each year, the Booker Prize is awarded to what is, in the opinion of the judges, the best sustained work of fiction written in English and published in the UK and Ireland.

The winner will be announced in London on October 17.

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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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New American Voices Award Finalists

2022 New American Voices Award


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.

The winner will be announced during the Fall for the Book festival this October.

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Ursula Ka Le Guin Prize for Fiction

2022 Ursula K. Le Guin Prize for Fiction


The Ursula K. Le Guin Prize for Fiction is an annual 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. The winner will be announced on October 21, 2022.

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