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This page offers links to various literary resources, ranging from awards to podcasts to other literary-focused organizations. It is by no means an exhaustive list. If you do not find what you are looking for, please contact the Librarian listed on this page.
Arab American Book Awards
"The Arab American Book Awards is a literary program created to honor books written by and about Arab Americans. The program generates greater awareness of Arab American scholarship and writing through an annual award competition and educational outreach." The Arab American National Museum 's Library and Resources Center, located in Dearborn, Michigan, issues the call for submissions.
The Booker Prize
"The leading literary award in the English speaking world, which has brought recognition, reward and readership to outstanding fiction for over 50 years. Awarded annually to the best novel of the year written in English and published in the UK or Ireland."
The International Booker Prize
"The International Booker Prize
The International Booker Prize is awarded annually for a single book, translated into English and published in the UK or Ireland. The vital work of translators is celebrated, with the prize money divided equally between the author and translator."
Lambda Literary Awards
"For over 30 years, the Lambda Literary Awards (the “Lammys”) have identified and honored the best lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender books."
List of awards given by the American Library Association
Links to more than 75 awards lists on a range of literature.
National Book Critics Circle Awards
"The National Book Critics Circle awards are given each March and honor 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."
"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 for Literature
"The Nobel Prize in Literature is awarded by The Swedish Academy, Stockholm, Sweden."
The Pen/Faulkner Award for Fiction
"The PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction is a national prize that honors the best published works of fiction by American citizens in a calendar year. "
Literary Organizations and Centers
Center for Fiction
"The Center for Fiction is the only nonprofit literary organization in the U.S. solely dedicated to celebrating fiction, and we work every day to connect readers and writers."
National Book Foundation
"The National Book Foundation was founded in 1989 to administer the National Book Awards, which has been one of the most prestigious literary prizes in the country since 1950. The Foundation also produces numerous educational and public programs that help connect readers to books in new and meaningful ways."
"The Poetry Foundation, publisher of Poetry magazine, is an independent literary organization committed to a vigorous presence for poetry in our culture. It exists to discover and celebrate the best poetry and to place it before the largest possible audience."
"PEN America stands at the intersection of literature and human rights to protect free expression in the United States and worldwide. We champion the freedom to write, recognizing the power of the word to transform the world. Our mission is to unite writers and their allies to celebrate creative expression and defend the liberties that make it possible."
Cooperative Children's Book Center
Includes information on authors, illustrators, and books for children and young adults.
According to the website, the "largest book festival in the state of Michigan," dedicated to developing a "deeper love and appreciation of books." Free and includes vendors from across the USA and Canada.
Hay Festival of Literature & Arts
Annual festival celebrating books, music, and the arts in Wales. Website also links to Hay podcast and videos.
PEN American World Voices Festival
Thinkers and writers from around the globe discuss writing and ideas.
Printers Row Lit Fest
Largest free outdoor literary festival in the Midwest, takes place in Chicago.