National Book Awards

PEN America Literary Awards

Since 1963, the PEN America Literary Awards have honored many of the most outstanding voices in literature across diverse genres, including fiction, poetry, science writing, essays, sports writing, biography, children’s literature, and drama. With the help of our partners, PEN America confers over 20 distinct awards, fellowships, grants and prizes each year, awarding nearly $350,000 to writers and translators. 

2023 Winners & Awards won:

People from Bloomington - Budi Darma 
Translation Prize
The Black Period - Hafizah Augustus Geter
Open Book Award
Dr. No - Percival Everett
Jean Stein Book Award
Raised by Wolves - Jason ProkowiewJean Stein Grant for Literary Oral History
A Left-Handed Woman Essays - Judith ThurmanArt of the Essay Award
To The Realization of Perfect Helplessness - Robin Coste Lewis
Award for Poetry
The Loose Pearl - Daniel BorzutzkyAward for Poetry in Translation
Heartbreak: A Personal and Scientific Journey - Florence Williams
Literary Science Writing
Erika Dickerson-Despenza Theater Award
Kwame DawesNora Magid Award for Editing
The Inheritors: An Intimate Portrait of South Africaâ s Racial Reckoning - Eve Fairbanks
John Kenneth Galbraith Award for Nonfiction
Dilla Time: The Life and Afterlife of J Dilla, the Hip-Hop Producer Who Reinvented Rhythm - Dan Charnas
Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award
Vinod Kumar ShuklaNabokov Award
Mulberry Trees - Lois Sepahban
Phyllis Naylor Working Writer Fellowship
Spanish Soap Operas Killed My Mother - Dailihana Alfonseca
Robert J. Dau Short Story
To The Realization of Perfect Helplessness - Robin Coste lewisRobert J. Dau Short Story
Night of the Living -Morgan TaltyRobert J. Dau Short Story
Acts of Creation - Jo Saleska Lange
Robert J. Dau Short Story
Allen - Ren AcramoneRobert J. Dau Short Story
Delroy and the Boys - Stephenjohn HolgateRobert J. Dau Short Story
What is Ours - Lisa WartenbergRobert J. Dau Short Story
Taidu - Patrick J. ZhouRobert J. Dau Short Story
My Grandmother's Feline Soul - Annabelle UlakaRobert J. Dau Short Story
Schism in a Soul So Tender - Clara MundyRobert J. Dau Short Story
Filthy - Verity McKayRobert J. Dau Short Story
Outgrowth - Sonia FeldmanRobert J. Dau Short Story
Magic or Something Less Assuring - Mengyin LinRobert J. Dau Short Story
Standing Still - Faire HollidayRobert J. Dau Short Story

 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction

The Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction were established in 2012 to recognize the best fiction and nonfiction books for adult readers published in the U.S. in the previous year. They are named in honor of nineteenth-century American philanthropist Andrew Carnegie in recognition of his deep belief in the power of books and learning to change the world.  The award is supported by the Carnegie Corporation of New York and administered by the American Library Association (ALA). Booklist and the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) cosponsor the awards.

2019 Winners:Andrew Carnegie Medal 2019

  • 2019 Fiction Awarded to: Rebecca Makkai - The Great Believers 
  • 2019 Nonfiction Awarded to: Kiese Laymon - Heavy: An American Memoir