Award winning books 2023

I try to read some of the prize winning books each year. Here is this year’s list of winners. If it is in bold, I have read it. This link takes you to a calendar of dates for the prizes.

2023 Winners

2022 Winners

2021 Winners

  • Amazon Book Editors Book of the YearThe Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles
  • Andrew Carneigie Medal for Excellence Deacon King Kong by James McBride and Fathoms: The World in the Whale by Rebecca Giggs
  • Andre Simon Awards (Food and Drink) – Red Sands by Caroline Eden
  • Arthur C Clarke Award – The Animals in that Country by Laura Jean McKay
  • The Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction – Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty by Patrick Radden Keefe
  • The Best First Novel Award – Love after Love by Ingrid Persaud
  • The Booker Prize for Fiction – The Promise by Damon Galgut
  • The British Book Awards – Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell
  • Costa Book Prizes – The Kids by Hannah Lowe (Poetry)
  • Crime Writers Association Daggers Award – We Begin at the End by Chris Whitaker, Midnight at Malabar House by Vaseem Khan, When She Was Good by Michael Robotham
  • Edgar Award – Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line by Deepa Anappara
  • Garden Media Guild Book Awards – Cut and Dry by Carolyn Dunster, The Wardian Case by Luke Keogh,
  • Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2021 –
  • The International Dylan Thomas Prize – Luster by Raven Leilani
  • Jhalak Prize – The First Woman by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi and Eight Pieces of Silva by Patrice Lawrence
  • Kirkus Prize – Harrow by Joy Williams and Punch me up to the Gods by Brian Broome
  • Fortnum and Mason Food and Drink Book Awards – English Pastoral by James Rebanks, Hungry by Grace Dent, Falastin by Sami Tamimi, Tara Wigley, Wine Girl by Victoria James,
  • The Man Booker International Prize – At Night all Blood is Black by David Diop
  • The McIlvanney Prize – Hyde by Craig Russell, Edge of the Grave by Robbie Morrison
  • The National Book Critics Circle – The Netanyahus by Joshua Cohen, Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty by Patrick Radden Keefe, Clairvoyant of the Small by Susan Bernofsky, Natasha Soudek, et al, A Little Devil in America: Notes In Praise Of Black Performance by Hanif Abdurraqib,
  • The Orwell Book Prize for Political Fiction – Between Two Fires: Truth, Ambition and Compromise in Putin’s Russia by Joshua Yaffa
  • The Portico Prize – Toto Among the Murderers by Sally J Morgan
  • Rathbone Folio Prize – In the Dream House: A Memoir by Carmen Maria Machado
  • The Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction – The Mirror and The Light by Hilary Mantel
  • Waterstones Book of the Year – The Lyrics 1956 – presented by Paul McCartney and Paul Muldoon
  • The Wainwright Prize – English Pastoral by James Rebank and Entangled Life by Merlin Sheldrake
  • The Women’s Prize for Fiction – Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell