The Giller Prize
Canada's premier literary prize for fiction, the Giller Prize awards
C$25,000 annually to the author of the best Canadian novel or short
story collection published in English.
The Whitbread Book Awards
Awarded to the best in British contemporary writing, the Whitbread
Book Awards are now in their 30th year. The categories include Whitbread
prize for Fiction and First Novel.
Awarded to a work of fiction by British or Commonwealth writer and
published in the U.K. In 1999, the award changed its focus and is
now the Guardian
First Book Award.
Orange Prize for Fiction
The Orange Prize, established in 1996 by Orange plc, a UK telecommunications
corporation, honours and celebrates fiction written by women and published
in the United Kingdom.
Awards are for authors under 35 and Commonwealth citizens with a first
novel of a traditional or romantic nature. Annual prize of £25,000
O' Henry Awards
Best Short Story Award. The series was instituted in 1918 as a tribute to the writer O. Henry, who died in 1910.
Hugo Awards for Science Fiction
The Hugo Award was named in honor of Hugo Gernsback, "The Father
of Magazine Science Fiction," as he was described in a special
award given to him in 1960. The Hugo Award, also known as the Science
Fiction Achievement Award, is given annually by the World Science
Fiction Society (WSFS).
Nebula Awards for Science Fiction
The Nebula Awards are voted on, and presented by, active members of
the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc.
On March 16, 1950, a consortium of book publishing groups in the US
sponsored the first annual National Book Awards Ceremony and Dinner
at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City. Their goal was to enhance
the public's awareness of exceptional books written by fellow Americans,
and to increase the popularity of reading in general.
The Prix Goncourt
Administered by La Société de gens de lettres on behalf of the Académie
Goncourt, this is France's most prestigious literary award. Under
the terms of the will of Edmond de Goncourt, it is awarded every December
to "the best imaginary prose work of the year".
The Frankfurt eBook Award
In October 1999, the International eBook Award Foundation created
the Frankfurt eBook Award (FeBA) to recognize excellence in eBooks,
a new media with tremendous potential and opportunities for authors,
publishers, imprints, and the reading public throughout the world.
These annual awards will continue to honor quality and integrity in
writing, celebrating and promoting enhancements that take full advantage
of the technical developments in the eBook field.