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List of literary awards

This is a list of literary awards from around the world. This list is not intended to be complete, and is instead a list of those literary awards with WorldHeritage articles.


  • International awards 1
    • All nationalities eligible (in chronological order) 1.1
    • Other 1.2
  • Awards by language 2
    • Arabic 2.1
    • Bengali 2.2
    • Chinese 2.3
    • German 2.4
    • Hebrew 2.5
    • Malayalam 2.6
    • Portuguese 2.7
    • Spanish 2.8
  • Awards by region 3
    • African 3.1
    • Asian 3.2
    • Caribbean literature 3.3
    • Commonwealth 3.4
    • European Union 3.5
    • Nordic 3.6
  • Awards by country 4
    • American literature 4.1
    • Australian literature 4.2
    • Austrian literature 4.3
    • Bangla literature 4.4
    • Botswana literature 4.5
    • Brazilian literature 4.6
    • British literature 4.7
    • Bulgarian literature 4.8
    • Canadian literature 4.9
    • Chilean literature 4.10
    • Chinese literature 4.11
    • Costa Rican literature 4.12
    • Croatian language 4.13
    • Czech literature 4.14
    • Ecuadorian literature 4.15
    • Finnish literature 4.16
    • French literature 4.17
    • Georgian literature 4.18
    • German literature 4.19
    • Hungarian literature 4.20
    • Icelandic literature 4.21
    • Indian literature 4.22
    • Indonesian literature 4.23
    • Iranian literature 4.24
    • Irish literature 4.25
    • Israeli literature 4.26
    • Italian literature 4.27
    • Japanese literature 4.28
    • Luxembourgian literature 4.29
    • Mexican literature 4.30
    • Nepalese Literature 4.31
    • New Zealand literature 4.32
    • Nigerian literature 4.33
    • Norwegian literature 4.34
    • Philippine literature 4.35
    • Polish literature 4.36
    • Portuguese literature 4.37
    • Russian literature 4.38
    • Slovene literature 4.39
    • South African literature 4.40
    • South Korean literature 4.41
    • Spanish literature 4.42
    • Sri Lanka 4.43
    • Swedish literature 4.44
    • Swiss literature 4.45
    • Thai literature 4.46
    • Turkish literature 4.47
    • Ukrainian literature 4.48
    • Venezuelan literature 4.49
  • Awards by genres 5
    • Children's literature 5.1
    • Food and drink 5.2
    • History 5.3
    • Horror fiction 5.4
    • Military fiction and military history 5.5
    • Mystery: crime fiction and detective fiction 5.6
    • Speculative fiction (science fiction and fantasy) 5.7
    • Sports 5.8
    • Biography 5.9
  • Awards for Literary Translation 6
  • See also 7
  • References 8
  • External links 9

International awards

All nationalities eligible (in chronological order)


Awards by language









Awards by region



Caribbean literature


European Union


Awards by country

American literature

Australian literature

Austrian literature

Bangla literature

Botswana literature

Brazilian literature

British literature

Bulgarian literature

Canadian literature

Chilean literature

Chinese literature

Costa Rican literature

  • Premio Editorial Costa Rica

Croatian language

Czech literature

Ecuadorian literature

Finnish literature

French literature

Georgian literature

German literature

Hungarian literature

Icelandic literature

Indian literature

Indonesian literature

Iranian literature

Irish literature

Israeli literature

Italian literature

Japanese literature

Luxembourgian literature

Mexican literature

Nepalese Literature

New Zealand literature

Nigerian literature

Norwegian literature

Philippine literature

Polish literature

Portuguese literature

Russian literature

Slovene literature

South African literature

South Korean literature

Spanish literature

Sri Lanka

Swedish literature

Swiss literature

Thai literature

Turkish literature

Ukrainian literature

Venezuelan literature

Awards by genres

Children's literature

Food and drink


Horror fiction

  • Bram Stoker Award for superior achievement in horror writing – since 1987
  • Lord Ruthven Award for the best fiction on vampires and the best academic work on the study of the vampire figure in culture and literature - since 1989.

Military fiction and military history

Mystery: crime fiction and detective fiction

Speculative fiction (science fiction and fantasy)




  • Marsh Biography Award – awarded biennially for the best biography written by a British author and first published in the UK during the two preceding years.

Awards for Literary Translation

See also


  1. ^ Rossica Translation prize.
  2. ^ ALTA.
  3. ^ Rossica Young Translators Award.
  4. ^ Harvill Secker Young Translators’ Prize.

External links

  • Complete listings of main literary award winners for all years
  • Graphical Author and Novel Ranking by Literary Awards: graphical ranking of authors and novels that received prominent literary award honors (tabs across the top)
  • African Literary Awards Database, Indiana University
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