A list of some of the most famous English-language literary awards and their most recent winners and nominees.


Pulitzer Prize


  •  *The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead
  •  The Dutch House by Ann Patchett
  •  The Topeka School by Ben Lerner




  • *Sweet Taste of Liberty: A True Story of Slavery and Restitution in America by W. Caleb McDaniel
  • Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
  • The End of the Myth: From the Frontier to the Border Wall in the Mind of America by Greg Grandin




  • *Sontag: Her Life and Work by Benjamin Moser
  • Our Man: Richard Holbrooke and the End of the American Century by George Packer
  • Parisian Lives: Samuel Beckett, Simone de Beauvoir, And Me by the late Deirdre Bair




  • *The Tradition by Jericho Brown
  • Dunce, by Mary Ruefle
  • Only as the Day Is Long: New and Selected Poems, by Dorianne Laux




National Book Award


  •  *Trust Exercise by Susan Choi
  •   Sabrina & Corina: Stories by Kali Fajardo-Anstine
  •   Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James
  •   The Other Americans by Laila Lalam
  •   Disappearing Earth by Julia Phillips



  • *The Yellow House by Sarah H. Broom
  • Thick: And Other Essays by Tressie McMillan Cottom
  • What You Have Heard Is True: A Memoir of Witness and Resistance by Carolyn Forche