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And the Winner is...?: Recent Literary Awards

Nobel Prize in Literature

The 2008 Nobel Prize in Literature has been awarded to Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio. His recent works include Ballaciner, L'Africain, Wandering Star, and Révolutions.

Costa Book Awards (formerly the Whitbread) | Governor General's Literary Awards | Man Booker Prize | National Book Award | National Book Critics Circle Award | Orange Prize for Fiction | PEN/Faulkner Award | Pulitzer Prize for Fiction | Scotiabank Giller Prize

2008 Costa Book Awards (formerly the Whitbread)

Costa First Novel Award

Sadie Jones's The Outcast was the winner of the 2008 Costa First Novel Award. The shortlist included:

Costa Novel Award

Sebastian Barry's The Secret Scripture was the winner of the 2009 Costa Novel Award as well as the Costa Book of the Year.

2008 Governor General's Literary Award

Nino Ricci's The Origin of Species was the winner of this year's Governor General's Award. Finalists included:

The 2008 Man Booker Award

The winner of the 2008 Man Booker Award was Aravind Adiga's The White Tiger. The Shortlist included the following titles:

The 2008 longlist is also available.

The 2008 National Book Award

Peter Matthiessen's Shadow Country was the winner of the 2008 National Book Award. Finalists included:

2008 National Book Critics Circle Award

Roberto Bolaño's 2666 was the winner of the 2008 National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction. Finalists included:

2009 Orange Prize

The shortlist for the 2009 Orange Prize for Fiction was announced April 21. The following titles are included:

The longlist is also available.

2009 Orange Award for New Writers<

The shortlist for the 2009 Orange Award for New Writers includes the following titles:

The Awards Ceremony will be held on June 3.

2009 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction

Joseph O'Neill's Netherland was the winner of the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Award. The finalists included:

2009 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

Olive Kitteridge, by Elizabeth Strout, was the winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. The finalists included:

2008 Scotiabank Giller Prize

Joseph Boyden's Through Black Spruce. was the winner of the 2008 Scotiabank Giller Prize. The shortlist included the following titles:

The longlist is also available.