The Agatha Awards honor the traditional mystery - books best typified by the works of Agatha Christie. The genre is generally characterized by mysteries that contain no explicit sex, excessive gore, or gratuitous violence. Usually featuring an amateur detective, they have a confined setting and characters who know one another.
The Man Booker Prize for Fiction represents the very best in contemporary fiction. One of the world’s most prestigious awards, and one of incomparable influence, it continues to be the pinnacle of ambition for every fiction writer. The Booker Prize aims to reward the best novel of the year written by a citizen of the Commonwealth or the Republic of Ireland. The Man Booker judges are selected from the country’s finest critics, writers and academics to maintain the consistent excellence of the prize.
Bram Stoker Awards
Each year, the Horror Writer's Association presents the Bram Stoker Awards for Superior Achievement, named in honor of Bram Stoker, author of the seminal horror work, Dracula.
The Edgar Allan Poe Awards (the "Edgars") are named after MWA's patron saint, Edgar Allan Poe, and are awarded to authors of distinguished work in various categories of the mystery genre.
National Book Awards
Through the National Book Awards - the nation's preeminent literary prize - the National Book Foundation recognizes books of exceptional merit written by Americans.
National Book Critics Circle
Every year the National Book Critics Circle (NBCC) presents awards for the finest books and reviews published in English.
The Nebula Awards are administered, voted and presented by the Science Fiction Writers of America (SFWA) to acknowledge excellence in science fiction writing.
New York Times Best Sellers
The New York Times Best Seller List is a weekly chart that tracks the week's best-selling books in the United States. Unlike some subsequent lists of best sellers, the New York Times list is not based upon total sales figures, but instead upon surveys of a selected sample of retail booksellers.
Oprah's Book Club
Oprah's Book Club is a book club segment of The Oprah Winfrey Show, highlighting books chosen by Oprah.
Publishers Weekly's (PW) list of bestsellers in 13 categories.
The Pulitzer Prize is an American award regarded as the highest honor in print journalism, literary achievements, and musical compositions. It is administered by Columbia University in New York City.
The Spur Award is an annual literary prize awarded by the Western Writers of America. Founded in 1953 with only 4 categories (western novel, historical novel, juvenile and short story), the award today has expanded to include 16 categories in both fiction and non-fiction.