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The Man Booker Prize
National Book Award
The National Book Award is the website of the National Book Foundation. The website features the latest books to receive awards from the National Book Foundation as well as Programs, Education, News, and even links to other organizations.
The National Book Critics Circle
The Newbery Medal was named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. If you are looking for award-winning children’s literature, this is great place to find it. This page also contains links to the homepages of various other literary medals.
Noble Prize for Literature
The Nobel Prize in Literature has distinguished the works of authors from many different languages and cultural backgrounds. The Literature Prize has been awarded to unknown masters as well as authors acclaimed worldwide. The nice thing about this website is that not only can you see what literary works have been awarded the Nobel Prize, but you can also link to other Nobel Prizes.
The PEN/Faulkner Award was founded by writers in 1980 and named for William Faulkner, who used his Nobel Prize funds to create an award for young writers, and PEN, the international writers’ organization. The PEN/Faulkner Foundation brings together American writers and readers in a wide variety of programs to promote a love of literature. This site has a lot of information about their awards as well as schools for writers–and you can even follow them on Twitter (http://twitter.com/penfaulkner)!
Of course no list of literary awards would be complete without the Pulitzer Prize (http://www.pulitzer.org/). This website covers all the years of the Pulitzer Prizes back to 1917 as well as general information about the Pulitzer Prize.