Frances Hardinge. Doris Lessing. Elizabeth Strout. Sigrid Undset. Ruta Sepetys.
Opening Round: Oct 30 - Nov 04
Each year literary foundations, trusts, and other groups award prizes for the best recent books. Since , BookBrowse has asked its members and subscribers to select the best books published each year. Through a rigorous voting process, this shortlist is then honed down to find the BookBrowse Awards Winners. More about the BookBrowse Awards. Joseph Pulitzer, a renowned journalist, established this award in Awarded in October each year, the Booker Prize is the UK's top literary prize and the most watched single-book award in the English-speaking world.
Major Book Awards
There is no limit on word count. The award is presented along with the Nebula Awards and follows the same rules for nominations and voting; as the awards are separate, works may be simultaneously nominated for both the Andre Norton award and a Nebula Award. Andre Norton Award nominees and winners are chosen by members of the SFWA, though the authors of the nominees do not need to be members. A SFWA panel of jurors determines if the nominated works are written for young adults, and they may add up to three works to the ballot. Members may then vote on the ballot throughout March, and the final results are presented at the Nebula Awards ceremony in May. Authors are not permitted to nominate their own works, and ties in the final vote are broken, if possible, by the number of nominations the works received.
Hidden River announces the inaugural Alcott Award for an unpublished book-length work of Young Adult fiction featuring at least one strong female lead character. The deadline for all manuscript submissions is August 1, This competition is open to international submissions for all writers in English. The award is named after Louisa May Alcott, who, while often associated with New England, was actually born in Germantown, a neighborhood of Philadelphia Pennsylvania, on November 29, But several failed attempts with founding educational centers eventually caused the family to return to New England. The family consistently suffered financial hardship, but were surrounded by intellectuals, including members of the Transcendentalist Movement. Louisa was the first woman to register to vote in Concord, Massachusetts.