The Nobel Prize for Literature – Given to an internationally acclaimed author each year.
The Man Booker Prize –
Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Book Award –Recognizes excellence in writing from
Pulitzer Prize – Awarded each year to the best American fiction book along with other categories in arts and literature.
Hugo Awards --Also known as the Science Fiction Achievement Award, this is recognized by Sci-Fi fans as a excellent site to find a good book.
National Book Award --This prestigious award encompasses awards for young people's literature as well as adult fiction and non-fiction. Sherman Alexie won this past year for his first young adult novel, "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian."
Edgar Award -- The Mystery Writers of America present a statue of Edgar Allan Poe to the best mystery of the year. Recently won by Spokane's own Jess Walter for "Citizen Vince."