2024 WRC: Award winners

Pulitzer Prizes for Letters
Fiction (tie): Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver & Trust by Hernan Diaz
History: Freedom’s Dominion: A Saga of White Resistance to Federal Power by Jefferson Cowie
Biography: G-Man: J. Edgar Hoover and the Making of the American Century by Beverly Gage
Memoir or Autobiography: Stay True by Hua Hsu
Poetry: Then the War: And Selected Poems, 2007-2020 by Carl Phillips
General Nonfiction: His Name Is George Floyd: One Man’s Life and the Struggle for Racial Justice by Robert Samuels and Toluse Olorunnipa

National Book Awards
Fiction: Blackouts by Justin Torres
Nonfiction: The Rediscovery of America: Native Peoples and the Unmaking of U.S. History by Ned Blackhawk
Poetry: from unincorporated territory [åmot] by craig santos perez
Translated Literature: The Words That Remain by Stênio Gardel, translated by Bruna Dantas Lobato
Young People’s Literature: A First Time for Everything by Dan Santat

Carnegie Medal for Writing
Fiction: The Swimmers by Julie Otsuka
Nonfiction: An Immense World: How Animal Senses Reveal the Hidden Realms Around Us by Ed Yong

Booker Prize: Prophet Song by Paul Lynch
International Booker Prize: Time Shelter: A Novel by Georgi Gospodinov, translated from the Bulgarian by Angela Rodel

Nobel Prize Winner for Literature: Jon Fosse

Pen / Faulkner Award for Fiction: The Book of Goose by Yiyun Li

Pen America Literary Awards
Pen / Jean Stein Book Award: Dr. No by Percival Everett
Pen / Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Short Story Collection: Night of the Living Rez by Morgan Talty
Pen / Hemingway Award for Debut Novel: Calling for a Blanket Dance by Oscar Hokeah
Pen / E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award: Heartbreak: A Personal and Scientific Journey by Florence Williams
Pen / John Kenneth Galbraith Award for Nonfiction: The Inheritors: An Intimate Portrait of South Africa’s Racial Reckoning by Eve Fairbanks

Women’s Prize for Fiction: Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver

Kirkus Prize
Fiction: The Heaven and Earth Grocery Store by James McBride
Nonfiction: Our Migrant Souls: A Meditation on Race and the Meanings and Myths of “Latino” by Héctor Tobar
Young Readers: America Redux: Visual Stories From Our Dynamic History by Ariel Aberg-Riger

National Book Critics Circle
Fiction: Bliss Montage: Stories by Ling Ma
Nonfiction: The Method: How the Twentieth Century Learned to Act by Isaac Butler
Biography: G-Man: J. Edgar Hoover and the Making of the American Century by Beverly Gage
Autobiography: Stay True: A Memoir by Hua Hsu
John Leonard Prize: Night of the Living Rez by Morgan Talty
Gregg Barrios Book in Translation: Grey Bees by Andrey Kurkov, translated by Boris Dralyuk

Black Caucus of the American Library Association Literary Awards
1st Novelist Award: Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson
Fiction: Take My Hand: a Novel by Dolen Perkins-Valdez

Lambda Literary Awards
Lesbian Fiction: Gods of Want by K-Ming Chang
Gay Fiction: The Foghorn Echoes by Danny Ramadan
Bisexual Fiction: Reluctant Immortals by Gwendolyn Kiste
Lesbian Memoir / Biography: Lost & Found: A Memoir by Kathryn Schulz
Gay Romance: I’m So Not Over You by Kosoko Jackson
LGBTQ+ Romance & Erotica: Kiss Her Once for Me by Alison Cochrun
LGBTQ+ Young Adult: The Lesbiana’s Guide to Catholic School by Sonora Reyes
LGBTQ+ Mystery: Dirt Creek: A Novel by Hayley Scrivenor

Arab American Book Award
Fiction (tie): The Stardust Thief by Chelsea Abdullah & If an Egyptian Cannot Speak English by Noor Naga
Nonfiction (tie): Muslims of the Heartland by Edward E. Curtis IV & Hadha Baladuna edited by Ghassan Zeineddine, Nabeel Abraham, and Sally Howell

National Jewish Book Award Winners
Jewish Book of the Year: Koshersoul: The Faith and Food Journey of an African American Jew by Michael W. Twitty
Fiction: Signal Fires by Dani Shapiro
Hebrew Fiction in Translation: Love by Maayan Eitan
Biography: The Escape Artist: The Man Who Broke Out of Auschwitz to Warn the World by Jonathan Freedland
Holocaust Memoir Award: One Hundred Saturdays: Stella Levi and the Search for a Lost World by Michael Frank

Association of Jewish Libraries
Jewish Fiction Award: The Man Who Sold Air in the Holy Land: Stories by Omer Friedlander

Christy Awards for Christian Fiction
Book of the Year: Within These Walls of Sorrow by Amanda Barratt
Amplify Award for Christian Fiction: The Star That Always Stays by Anna Rose Johnson
Contemporary Romance: To Win a Prince by Toni Shiloh
First Novel (tie): The Extraordinary Deaths of Mrs. Kip by Sara Brunsvold & The Forgotten Life of Eva Gordon by Linda MacKillop
General Fiction: Where the Blue Sky Begins by Katie Powner
Historical: Within These Walls of Sorrow</a. by Amanda Barratt
Historical Romance:
The Rose and the Thistle by Laura Frantz
Mystery / Suspense / Thriller:
Cold Light of Day by Elizabeth Goddard
Dream of Kings by Sharon Hinck

Mark Twain American Voice in Literature Award: Mercy Street by Jennifer Haigh

Washington State Book Awards
Creative Nonfiction / Memoir: Red Paint: The Ancestral Autobiography of a Coast Salish Punk by Sasha taqʷšəblu LaPointe
Fiction: Lesser Known Monsters of the 21st Century by Kim Fu
General Nonfiction/Biography: The Wok: Recipes and Techniques by J. Kenji López-Alt
Poetry: We Had Our Reasons: Poems by Ricardo Ruiz and Other Hardworking Mexicans from Eastern Washington

Bancroft Prize(s) in American History (including biography) and Diplomacy
G-Man: J. Edgar Hoover and the Making of the American Century by Beverly Gage
Bad Mexicans: Race, Empire, and Revolution in the Borderlands by Kelly Lytle Hernández
The Sewing Girl’s Tale: A Story of Crime and Consequences in Revolutionary America by John Wood Sweet

Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction: Fire Weather: A True Story From a Hotter World by John Vaillant

Locus Awards
Science Fiction Novel: The Kaiju Preservation Society by John Scalzi
Fantasy Novel: Babel by R.F. Kuang
Horror Novel: What Moves the Dead by T. Kingfisher
Young Adult Novel: Dreams Bigger Than Heartbreak by Charlie Jane Anders
First Novel: The Mountain in the Sea by Ray Nayler
Novella: A Prayer for the Crown-Shy by Becky Chambers
Anthology: Africa Risen: A New Era of Speculative Fiction edited by Sheree Renée Thomas & Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki & Zelda Knight

Hugo Awards
Best Novel: Nettle & Bone by T. Kingfisher
Best Novella: Where the Drowned Girls Go by Seanan McGuire
Best Series: Children of Time series by Adrian Tchaikovsky
Best Related Work: Terry Pratchett: A Life With Footnotes by Rob Wilkins
Lodestar Award for Best Young Adult Book: Akata Woman by Nnedi Okorafor
Astounding Award for Best New Writer: Travis Baldree

Nebula Awards (Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Association)
Novel: Babel by R.F. Kuang
Novella: Even Though I Knew the End by C.L. Polk
Andre Norton Nebula Award for Middle Grade and Young Adult Fiction: Ruby Finley vs. the Interstellar Invasion by K. Tempest Bradford

Bram Stoker Awards (Horror Writers Association)
Superior Achievement in a Novel: The Devil Takes You Home by Gabino Iglesias
Superior Achievement in a Fiction Collection: Breakable Things by Cassandra Khaw
Superior Achievement in an Anthology: Screams from the Dark: 29 Tales of Monsters and the Monstrous edited by Ellen Datlow

Spur Awards (Western Writers of America)
Best Western Contemporary Novel: Beasts of the Earth by James Wade
Best Western Historical Novel: Properties of Thirst by Marianne Wiggins
Best Western Mass Market Paperback Novel: Dead Man’s Trail: A Carson Stone Western by Nate Morgan
Best Western Traditional Novel: The Secret in the Wall: A Silver Rush Mystery by Ann Parker
Best Western Historical Nonfiction: Saving Yellowstone: Exploration and Preservation in Reconstruction America by Megan Kate Nelson

Edgar Awards (Mystery Writers of America)
Best Novel: Notes on an Execution by Danya Kukafka
Best First Novel by an American Author: Don’t Know Tough by Eli Cranor
Best Fact Crime: Tell Me Everything: The Story of a Private Investigation by Erika Krouse
Best Critical / Biographical: The Life of Crime: Detecting the History of Mysteries and Their Creators by Martin Edwards
The G.P. Putnam’s Sons Sue Grafton Memorial Award: Hideout by Louisa Luna
The Lilian Jackson Braun Memorial Award: Buried in a Good Book by Tamara Berry
Best Young Adult: The Red Palace by June Hur
Best Juvenile: Aggie Morton Mystery Queen: The Seaside Corpse by Marthe Jocelyn

Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards
Best Single Issue/One-Shot: Batman: One Bad Day: The Riddler by Tom King and Mitch Gerads
Best Limited Series: The Human Target by Tom King and Greg Smallwood
Best Publication for Early Readers (up to age 8): The Pigeon Will Ride the Roller Coaster! by Mo Willems
Best Publication for Kids (ages 9-12): Frizzy by Claribel A. Ortega and Rose Bousamra
Best Publication for Teens (ages 13-17): Do a Powerbomb! by Daniel Warren Johnson
Best Graphic Memoir: Ducks: Two Years in the Oil Sands by Kate Beaton
Best Adaptation from Another Medium: Chivalry by Neil Gaiman, adapted by Colleen Doran
Best U.S. Edition of International Material—Asia: Shuna’s Journey by Hayao Miyazaki, translation by Alex Dudok de Wit

For more award winners, you might check out the Audies (given directly to audiobooks by the Audio Publishers Association) and the American Library Association’s annual youth media awards list, which includes the Newbery and Printz medals. (The latter will announce their 2024 winners in late January, so be watching for that!)