Award Winners – Adults

Here are some awards given to books and other media. For the winners, click the award heading. Check our catalog for materials or ask a Southfield librarian about placing that item on hold for you. You can also check the Michigan eLibrary to place items on hold from other libraries.

Alex Awards
This award recognizes books that are written for adults that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12 through 18.

Audie Awards
The Audio Book of the Year recognizes a title with high-quality content and production values that stands as a benchmark of excellence for the industry.

The Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA) Awards
The awards recognize excellence in adult fiction and nonfiction by African American authors, including an award for Best Poetry and a citation for Outstanding Contribution to Publishing.

The Booker Prize
The Booker Prize to the best sustained work of fiction written in English and published in the UK and Ireland.

Caldecott Awards
The Randolph Caldecott Medal annually recognizes the preceding year’s “most distinguished American picture book for children”, beginning with 1937 publications. It is awarded to the illustrator by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association.

Coretta Scott King Awards
The Coretta Scott King Book Awards are given annually to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values.

Edgar Awards
Mystery Writers of America honor the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction and television.

Hugo Awards
The Hugo Awards, presented annually since 1955, are science fiction’s most prestigious award. The Hugo Awards are voted on by members of the World Science Fiction Convention (“Worldcon”), which is also responsible for administering them. See Hugo Award Categories for a more detailed discussion of the categories.

James Beard Book Awards
The James Beard Foundation Awards are annual awards presented by the James Beard Foundation for excellence in cuisine, culinary writing, and culinary education in the United States.

National Jewish Book Award
This award honors outstanding literature in the field and aims to encourage authors to continue to write on themes of Jewish interest.

Newbery Award
The John Newbery Medal is a literary award given by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association.

PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction
The PEN/Faulkner Award honors the best work of fiction published by an American in a single calendar year.

Pulitzer Prize
Honoring excellence in journalism and the arts since 1917. Take a look here for the various categories that can be won.

Stonewall Book Awards
The first award for LGBTQIA+ books with categories for literature, non-fiction, and children’s and young adult literature.

Sydney Taylor Book Award
Presented to outstanding books for children and teens that authentically portray the Jewish experience.

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