Literary award


Literary award

A literary award is an award presented to an author who has written a particularly lauded piece or body of work. There are awards for forms of writing ranging from poetry to novels. Many awards are also dedicated to a certain genre of fiction or non-fiction writing (such as science fiction or politics). Most literary awards come with a corresponding award ceremony.

Some of the most notable literary prizes include the Nobel Prize in Literature, the Man Booker Prize, the Pulitzer Prize, the Whitbread Awards, the Neustadt Prize and the Hugo Awards. Some of the awards that honor self-published authors and those published by small presses include [http://www.readerviews.com Reader Views Literary Awards]

In recent years, some media corporations have sponsored new literary prizes, including the Quill Awards, which were first awarded in 2005 and The Ireland Funds AWB Vincent Literary Award in 2000.

There are also spoof awards, such as The "Literary Review" Bad Sex in Fiction Award, the Bookseller/Diagram Prize for Oddest Title of the Year, and the Bulwer-Lytton Fiction and Lyttle Lytton Contests, which are both given to deliberately bad sentences.

ee also

*List of literary awards
*List of poetry awards
*Literary festival

External links

* [http://www.unca.edu/~moseley/prizes.html List of British literary prizes]
* [http://www.awardannals.com/ Award Annals] : ranked lists of books that received literary award honors.
* [http://literaryawards.vertebratesilence.com/ Literary Awards News]
* [http://www.irlfunds.org/events/literary.html The American Ireland Fund Literary Award]
* [http://litawards.googlepages.com/ Author Ranking by Literary Awards] : ranked lists of authors that received prominent literary award honors
* [http://www.readerviews.com/ Reader Views Reviewer's Choice Literary Awards] : Honors self-published and small press authors


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