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Britain and Ireland 

The Man Booker Prize

a literary prize awarded each year for the best original novel, written in the English language and published in the UK.

The Man Booker International Prize

Established in 2005 biennially rewarding an author for a body of work originally written in any language as long as it was widely available in English. Unlike the annual Man Booker Prize, this award is based on a writer’s entire body of work, rather than a single novel.

The International Dublin Literary Award

Presented annually since 1996. The largest prize for a single novel published in English and nominations are made by public libraries around the world. Unlike the annual Man Booker Prize, this award is based on a writer’s entire body of work, rather than a single novel.

BBC National Short Story Award

An annual prize, established in 2006 in order to reward "homegrown" talent and only open to writers resident in the UK., managed in partnership with Booktrust.

USA, Canada

The Pulitzer Prize for Fiction http://www.pulitzer.org/prize-winners-by-category/219

fiction by an American author, preferably dealing with American life, published during the preceding calendar year. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pulitzer_Prize_for_Fiction

Pen Center USA: Awards https://penusa.org/awards

 Work produced or published by writers living west of the Mississippi River. Eleven categories—fiction, creative nonfiction, research nonfiction, poetry, children’s/young adult, graphic literature, translation, journalism (print and online), drama, screenplay, and teleplay—are reviewed and judged by panels of distinguished writers, critics, and editors.
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American Library Association Rainbow List

Annual list of "books with significant gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender content, and which are aimed at youth, birth through age 18" produced by the American Librarian Association's (ALA's) Rainbow Project.

Caldecott Medal  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caldecott_Medal

The Randolph Caldecott Medal annually recognizes the preceding year's "most distinguished American picture book for children", beginning with 1937 publications.

Hamilton Literary Awards | Hamilton Arts Council

Mission: To communicate, advocate and mediate for the arts and the role of the arts in the community of Hamilton.
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Governor General's Awards

Awards are given annually to the best English-language and French-language books in each of the seven categories of Fiction, Non-fiction, Poetry, Drama, Children's Literature (text), Children's Literature (illustration), and Translation (from French to English, and from English to French). Awards are administered by the Canada Council for the Arts.

 Canadian poetry awards




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