Friday, January 22, 2016

The Ultimate Book Awards Calendar


In preparation for Spoilers, Sweetie, I hunted for a list of book awards, arranged by the month they are announced. I had no luck, so decided to create one and share it with you all. Enjoy! They are divided by age groups (Adults, Teens, and Children), so you can easily find your target audience.

Adult Awards


January

ALA Awards (Midwinter)
National Book Critic’s Circle Finalists
Costa Book of the Year (UK & Ireland)
BCALA (Black Caucus)

February

GRAMMYs: Best Spoken Word Album
Nebula shortlist

March

National Book Critics Circle Awards
Canada Reads

April

IACP Cookbook Awards
L.A. Times Book Prize
Pulitzer Prize
Benjamin Franklin Awards

May

Edgar Awards (Mystery)
Agatha Awards (Traditional Mystery)
James Beard Cookbook Awards
Audies (Audiobooks and spoken word entertainment)
Pen/Faulkner
Nebula Award (Sci-Fi/Fantasy)
Christian Book Awards
Bram Stoker Awards (Horror)

June

Women's Prize for Fiction, Bailey's (formerly The Orange Prize)
Mythopoeic Award Finalist (fantasy)
Christy (Christian Fiction)
Lambda (LGBT)
Locus Awards (Sci-Fi)
Carnegie Medal (ALA)

July

Eisners (comics, announced at ComicCon)
International Thriller Writers Award
RITA / Golden Heart Awards (Romance)
Shirley Jackson (Psychological Suspense, Horror, and the Dark Fantastic)
Man Booker Prize Longlist (Longlist, July; Shortlist, Sept)

August

Hugo Award (Sci Fi/Fantasy)
Mythopoeic Award Winner (Fantasy)

Sept

Man Booker Prize Shortlist (Longlist, July; Shortlist, Sept)
National Book Awards (Longlist)

October

Giller (Shortlist)
Anthony Award (Crime Fiction/Mystery)
Nobel Prize in Literature
Man Booker Prize
National Book Awards (Shortlist)

November

Kirkus Prize
World Fantasy
Giller (Winner)
National Book Awards
Costa Book Shortlist (UK & Ireland)

December

PEN Literary Awards Longlist
Goodreads Choice (by readers)

Teen Awards


January

ALA Youth Media Awards (Midwinter)

April

IACP Cookbook Awards
L.A. Times Book Prize
Benjamin Franklin Awards

May

Edgar Awards (Mystery)
Children's Choice Book Awards - (voted by Children and YA)
Christian Book Awards
Bram Stoker Awards (Horror)

June

Boston Globe Horn Book Award
Mythopoeic Award Finalist (fantasy)
Christy (Christian Fiction)
Lambda (LGBT)
Locus Awards (Sci-Fi)

July

Eisners (comics, announced at ComicCon)
RITA / Golden Heart Awards (Romance)

August

Andre Norton Award (a Hugo Award; Sci Fi/Fantasy)

October


November

Kirkus Prize: Young Readers
National Book Awards

December

Goodreads Choice (by readers)

Children Awards


January

ALA Youth Media Awards (Midwinter)
Phoenix Award (Chapter book/Picture Book)
Charlotte Zolotow Award (Picture Book)
ALA Rainbow List (GBLT)
Scott O'Dell Award (Historical Fiction)
Costa Children's Book Award (UK & Ireland)

February

Cybils Awards
American Indian Library Association (Every two years; 2016 Current List)

March

Walter Dean Myers Award (Presented by We Need Diverse Books)

April

IACP Cookbook Awards
Benjamin Franklin Awards
Jane Addams Peace Awards

May

Edgar Award
Children's Choice Book Awards
Christian Book Awards

June

Boston Globe Horn Book Award
Lambda (LGBT)

July

Eisners (comics, announced at ComicCon)

November

Kirkus Prize: Young Readers

December

Goodreads Choice (by readers)

Special thanks to Krystal Smith for help with compiling this list!

10 comments:

  1. Thank you. Your blog has been a positive addition to the library blog community.

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    1. Thank you, Regina. I don't think you could have paid me a higher compliment. It means a lot!

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  2. Thanks for putting that list together. It's great to see everything in one spot. I would also suggest adding Canada Reads http://www.cbc.ca/books/canadareads/.

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    1. Thanks for the suggestion. Can't quite tell from the website -- do they announce the winners in March?

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  3. This is great! Thank you for posting it, will be very useful! I've never seen them in chronologic order - great job!

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    1. Thank you, I am glad you found this useful!

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  4. this is exactly what i needed. thank you!

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