Award Winners

Award Winners

Hear something extra special — these are the books awards were made for.

Giller Prize

The leading literary prize in the country, highlighting the best in Canadian fiction.
What Strange Paradise
How to Pronounce Knife
Washington Black

Canada Reads

An annual battle of the books organized and broadcast by the CBC.
Five Little Indians
Jonny Appleseed
We Have Always Been Here
By Chance Alone

Governor General's Literary Awards

Among the most well-established Canadian literary awards, presided over by the Canada Council for the Arts.
Five Little Indians
To the River
The Red Word

Audie Awards

The Audie Awards have honoured the best in spoken-word entertainment since its inception in 1996.
Project Hail Mary
Rhythm of War
The Only Plane in the Sky

Women's Prize for Fiction

One of the U.K.'s most prestigious literary awards, honouring female authors for the best full-length novel.
An American Marriage (Oprah’s Book Club)
Home Fire

Hugo Awards

Honours excellence in the fields of sci-fi and fantasy. Awards are run by and voted upon by fans.
A Memory Called Empire
This Is How You Lose the Time War
Emergency Skin
Good Omens

Nebula Awards

Since 1965, the Nebula Awards have been given each year by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc.
A Master of Djinn
Network Effect
A Song for a New Day
This Is How You Lose the Time War

Arthur C. Clarke Award

A British literary prize honouring the best science fiction novel published in the U.K. in the preceding year.
The Animals in That Country
The Old Drift
Dreams Before the Start of Time

Man Booker Prize for Fiction

Awarded each year for the best original novel written in the English language and published in the U.K.
The Promise
Shuggie Bain
Girl, Woman, Other
The Testaments

Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

This award recognizes fiction authored by Americans and written about American life.
The Night Watchman
The Nickel Boys (Winner 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction)
The Overstory

The Amazon Canada First Novel Award

Honouring the achievements of Canadian authors and their debut novels, as well as young writers and their short stories.
The Break
Five Little Indians
The Water Beetles
The Dishwasher

National Book Awards

Celebrate the best of American literature in the effort to enhance the cultural value of good writing in America.
Interior Chinatown
1919: The Year That Changed America
The Yellow House
Trust Exercise

Atwood Gibson Writers' Trust Fiction Prize

A Canadian literary award presented by the Writers' Trust of Canada.
The Strangers
Days by Moonlight
Dear Evelyn

Grammys: Spoken Word Album

Awarded since 1959, this prize honours the best in poetry, audiobooks, and storytelling.
Carry On
The Princess Diarist

Book to Film: Oscar Winners

Hear the books that inspired Academy Award-winning movies, in categories including Best Picture and more.
The Power of the Dog
Toy Story 4
Hair Love
Caging Skies

Book to Film: Golden Globe Winners

Hear the books that inspired Golden Globe-winning movies and television.
The Underground Railroad (Television Tie-in)
Once upon a Time in Hollywood