Read Here: Most prestigious book accolades to appreciate exquisite piece of writing

A writer might be the one who begins a book, but it's a reader who finishes it. Books are like a treasure; the more a reader gets into it, the more he gets to swim in the ocean of knowledge.

A quote well states that “Books are uniquely portable magical“. A writer might be the one who begins a book, but it’s a reader who finishes it. Books are like a treasure; the more a reader gets into it, the more he gets to swim in the ocean of knowledge.  

A thought begins and then gets carved into a whole book, but who knows that idea is well-written and etched into a masterpiece? Books critics are the ones who assist a reader in discovering a book of their interest while rating a writer’s piece, who then gets appreciated via the medium of awards.  


No doubt, every book teaches us some valuable life lessons, reading whom we encounter some unpretentious realizations, ideas, thoughts, and wisdom. These awards not only upholds the high spirit of writers but also foster more to become part of the legacy.  

Below is the list of the renowned and famous awards conferred to a majestic and wise piece of writing:  

  • “The Nobel Prize in Literature” is the first most prestigious book Award. 
  • National Book Award: US literary awards given to two authors. 
  • Costa Book Award: Set of annual literary awards recognizing English-language books by Britain and Ireland based writers. 
  • Baillie Gifford Prize: Formerly the Samuel Johnson Prize, is an annual British book prize for the best nonfiction writing in the English language.
  • National Book Critics Circle Award: Set of American literary awards by the – National Book Critics Circle to promote – the finest books and reviews published in English. 
  • British Book Awards: For the best UK writers and their works, administered by The Bookseller. 
  • Los Angeles Times Book Prize:  Prizes contains nine categories: biography, current interest, fiction, first fiction, history, mystery/thriller, poetry, science and technology, and young adult fiction. 
  • Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence: Recognize the best fiction and nonfiction books for adult readers published in the US in the previous year.
  • Next Generation Indie Book Awards: Recognizes and honours authors and publishers of exceptional independently published books in 70 different categories.
  • Books Are My Bag Readers Awards: Annual literary awards presented by the Booksellers Association in the UK and Ireland since 2016. 
  • Best Translated Book Award: American literary award which recognizes previous year’s best original translation into English, one book of poetry & one of fiction. 
  • Independent Publisher Book Awards: A set of annual book awards for independently published titles. 
  • Sahitya Akademi Award: India’s National Academy of Letters annually confers on writers of the most outstanding books of literary merit. 
  • Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children’s Book Award: Recognizes one new American children’s book selected by the vote of Vermont schoolchildren.
  • Randolph Caldecott Medal: Recognizes the preceding year’s “most distinguished American picture book for children”.
  • T. S. Eliot Prize: For best new poetry collection written in English & published in 2021 in the UK or Ireland. 
  • Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature: Annual prize awarded to an outstanding literary work of Jewish interest.
  • Carnegie Medal: A British literary award that annually recognizes one outstanding new English-language book for children or young adults.
  • Children’s Book Council of Australia:  Promotes children’s books of high literary and artistic quality.
  • American Book Award: This award is presented annually recognizes a set of books and people for an – outstanding literary achievement. 

A writer/author dreams, desires and works ‘Bend over backwards‘ trying to achieve these awards. 

Tariq Saeed

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