Book Awards

Notable awards in literature

My favorite pastime is to read books and having been an avid reader all my life, I have always felt that great books can be found in plenty, but it’s so hard to pick favorites. Notable book awards, every year, do an excellent job of always providing a great reading experience because the books they choose to glorify are truly among the best.

Costa Book Awards

Shortlist announcement: 22 November 2018

Winners revealed: 7 January 2019

‘Book of the Year’ announcement: 29 January 2019

The Orwell Prize

Longlist announcement: March 2018

Shortlist announcement: May 2018

Winners revealed: June 2018

Wellcome Book Prize

Longlist announcement: 5 February 2019

Shortlist announcement: 19 March 2018

Winners revealed: 1 May 2019

The Man Booker International Prize 

Longlist announcement: 13 March 2019

Shortlist announcement: 9 April 2019

Winners revealed: 21 May 2019

The Rathbones Folio Prize

Winners revealed: 8 May 2018

The Desmond Elliott Prize

Shortlist announcement: 27 April 2018

Winners revealed: 20 June 2018

The British Book Awards

Winners revealed: 14 May 2018

The Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction

Longlist (and ‘Academy Recommends’) announcement: February 2018

Shortlist announcement: April 2018

Winners revealed: June 2018

Women’s Prize For Fiction

Longlist announcement: 4 March 2018

Shortlist announcement: 29 April 2018

Winners revealed: 5 June 2019