It’s time for literary prizes and awards. The Nobel Prize for Literature has been awarded and the Booker Prize, Kirkus Prize and National Book Award are coming up. Here are the winners and finalists for the fiction awards. There’s still time to read one or two of these contestants before the winners are announced.
The Nobel Prize in Literature 2022 was awarded to Annie Ernaux "for the courage and clinical acuity with which she uncovers the roots, estrangements and collective restraints of personal memory"
The 2022 shortlist includes the shortest book and oldest author ever to be nominated, writers from five countries and a wealth of truly fabulous fiction.
Winner announced on October 17.
The Kirkus Prize is one of the richest literary awards in the world, with a prize of $50,000 bestowed annually to authors of fiction, nonfiction and young readers’ literature.
Winner announced on October 27.
The mission of the National Book Foundation is to celebrate the best literature in America, expand its audience, and ensure that books have a prominent place in American culture.
Winner announced on November 16.