The following sites provide lists of award-winning books, many dating back several decades.
American Book Awards
The American Book Awards Program respects and honors excellence in American literature without restriction or bias with regard to race, sex, creed, cultural origin, size of press or ad budget, or even genre.
The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children
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.
Man Booker International Award
The Man Booker International Award is awarded every two years to a living author who has published fiction either originally in English or whose work is generally available in translation in the English language.
National Book Critics Circle
The National Book Critics Circle awards are given each March and honor the best literature published in the United States in six categories—autobiography, biography, criticism, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. These are the only national literary awards chosen by critics themselves.
National Book Awards
Established in 1950, the National Book Award is an American literary prize administered by the National Book Foundation, a nonprofit organization. It recognizes works in most popular genres, including children’s books.
The Newbery Medal was named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.
Nobel Prize in Literature
On November 27, 1895, Alfred Nobel signed his last will and testament, giving the largest share of his fortune to a series of prizes, the Nobel Prizes. As described in Nobel’s will one part was dedicated to “the person who shall have produced in the field of literature the most outstanding work in an ideal direction”.
North Carolina Literary Awards
A list and recipients of the several six annual North Carolina Literary Awards presented in various categories.
Pen/Faulkner Foundation Award for Fiction
The PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction is a national prize which honors the best published works of fiction by American citizens in a calendar year.
Awards honoring outstanding work in journalism and “letters, drama and music.”