Book awards are important voice of appreciation made by readers and memebers of book world. Let's have a look at some recent and upcoming book awards.
Michael Connelly’s The Fifth Witness was awarded with 2012 The Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction. In 2011 the winner was John Grisham with his bestseller The Confession.
Ann Patchett (Bel Canto, State of Wonder) was announced the winner of the 2012-2013 WNBA Award (The Women's National Book Association). The award is given to a living American woman for meritorious work in the world of books.
Winners of the 24th annual Benjamin Franklin Awards
honoring excellence in publishing include (among others): A Crooked Number
(Popular fiction), Public Anatomy (Mystery), The Drama-Free Office (Business), The Forgotten Locket (Teen Fiction).
Last Orange Prize for Fiction went to The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller. Chair of Judges said “This is a more than worthy winner — original, passionate, inventive and uplifting. Homer would be proud of her.”
The Edgars went to Gone by Mo Hayder (Best Novel), Bent Road by Lori Roy for Best First Novel, The Silence of Murder by Dandi Daley Mackall (YA). Learning to Swim by Sara J. Henry was awarded with Mary Higgins Clark Award.
Upcoming Book Awards:
The 2012 Longlist for Man Booker Prize was announced and include (among others): Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel, Narcopolis by Jeet Thayil, Yips by Nicola Barker and 9 more. The 2011 Booker Prize winner was Julian Barnes's The Sense of an Ending. Shortlist will be announced September 11 and the winners October 16, 2012.
Hugo Awards winners for sci-fi's most presigous awards, will be presented September 3, 2012. Nominees include A Dance with Dragons by George R. R. Martin, Among Others by Jo Walton, Deadline by Mira Grant, Embassytown by China Miéville and Leviathan Wakes by James S. A. Corey in Best Novel category.
National Book Awards Ceremony which celebrates best of American literature will be held on November 14.