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ALA Notable Books
The Notable Books Council of the American Library Association chooses titles every year that make a significant contribution to the expansion of knowledge or for the pleasure they provide to adult readers.
Commonwealth Writers' Prize
An award for exceptional talent for contemporary fiction written in English.
Costa Book Awards
Formerly the Whitbread Book Awards, now sponsored by Costa, a UK coffee company, as part of their initiatives to support literacy. The award is for books first published in the UK or Ireland.
Golden Oak Award
The Golden Oak award, sponsored by the Ontario Library Association, is given annually to the book chosen by adult new readers as the best for adults in literacy programs at the beginning to intermediate reading level.
Governor General's Literary Award
Canada's most prestigious literary award, sponsored by the Canada Council for the Arts.
Lambda Literary Awards
The Lambda Literary Foundation is devoted to the promotion, preservation and publication of Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender literature. Their mission is the promotion of LGBT literacy in the widest possible sense.
Man Booker Prize
The top British award (known as "the Booker")for the best novel of the year written in English by a citizen of the Commonwealth or the Republic of Ireland.
National Book Awards
The National Book Foundation sponsors the National Book Awards, given annually to exceptional books by American authors.
The Nobel Prize Internet Archive provides access to current and past winners.
Scotiabank Giller Prize
Canada's premier literary prize for fiction.
The Pulitzer Prizes Awarded annually for distinguished fiction by an American author.
Toronto Book Awards
Literary award for books that are "evocative of Toronto".
Writers' Trust of Canada's Great Literary Awards
"A unique charitable organization, the Writers’ Trust provides a level of financial support to writers unmatched by any other non-governmental organization. Through its various initiatives, the Writers’ Trust celebrates and rewards the talents and achievements of Canada’s novelists, short story writers, poets, biographers, and other non-fiction writers".