Tutt Library Research Guides
In many cases, doing a TIGER subject search using the name of an award will give you a list of Tutt-owned books that have won it. Try searching "Pulitzer Prizes" or "Colorado Book Award" to see how this works!
Keyword searches also work well for finding award-winners. Interested in short stories, poems, or essays? Try keyword searching for "Pushcart Prize," "Best American", or "Year's Best".
Agatha Awards - for traditional mysteries of the "cozy" variety.
Anisfield-Wolf Awards - more than 80 years of honoring books that confront racism and widen our understanding of diversity
Bram Stoker Awards - chosen by the membership of the Horror Writers of America.
Caldecott Medal - awarded annually to the best-illustrated American children's picture book
Colorado Book Awards - these awards celebrate distinguished works by Colorado writers and illustrators in ten different categories.
Costa Awards - awards in a broad range of genres, awarded annually to writers from the UK and Ireland.
Edgar Awards - given to the best works of "mystery, crime, suspense, and intrigue"
The Giller Prize - for the best Canadian novel or collection of short stories by a single author
The Governor General's Literary Awards - awards for poetry, fiction, nonfiction, drama, and more, awarded annually to Canadian writers
The Kitschies - British awards for "the year’s most progressive, intelligent and entertaining works that contain elements of the speculative or fantastic." Excellent and eclectic choices.
Lambda Literary Awards - a slate of awards for 24 different fiction and non-fiction categories, honoring books of literary merit which participate in LBGTQ (lesbian, bisexual, gay, transgender, and queer) culture.
Man Booker Prize -awarded to each year's best novel published in the Commonwealth or Ireland
Mythopoeic Award - given each year to a work of fantasy in "the spirit of the Inklings" (CS Lewis, JRR Tolkien, and Charles Williams)
Nebula Awards - chosen by members of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America
Newbery Medal - awarded annually to the best American work of children's literature
The New York Times - bestsellers in many different categories
RUSA Notable Books - RUSA is the Reference and User Services division of the American Library Association. Split into fiction, non-fiction, and poetry, these are short annotated lists of the some of the best books published in the US each year.
Publishers Weekly - Bestseller lists from the industry trade journal, data gathered by Nielsen's (the same company that does TV ratings).
Pulitzer Prize - the most famous Pulitzer Prize is awarded for investigative reporting, but there are a whole slew of others, including 6 literary awards.
Pushcart Prize - honoring the best small press works each year; the annual anthology contains mostly short stories, with some poetry, essays, and excerpts from longer works.
RITA Awards - chosen by the Romance Writers of America
Sidewise Awards - given to the best works of alternate history each year
Spur Awards - chosen by the Western Writers of America
Tiptree Award - given annually to a work of "science fiction or fantasy that expands or explores our understanding of gender."
USA Today - current bestseller list, with archives going back to 1993.
Wikipedia's list of best-selling books of all time - crowd-edited megalist of international bestsellers.
Women's Prize for Fiction (formerly the Orange Prize) - honoring "excellence, originality and accessibility in women's writing from throughout the world."