Book and Writer’s Festivals

There are so many festivals around the world and even in one our little town. I will from time to time note who had been attending and other material of interest. Obviously, I will try to ensure the authors are somewhere on my site but guess what…it all takes time!

David Evans

Festivals – Australia
Brisbane Writers Festival 2019


Literature Awards and Prizes

  • The Academy of American Poets – Awards, prizes and grants for poetry. Information and links for other major poetry awards. Also presents poems and poets, events and exhibits, discussion forums, and various related links.
  • The Edgar Allan Poe Awards– Awarded by the Mystery Writers of America, for distinguished work in the mystery genre: novels, television, and motion pictures. Searchable database of winners and nominees.
  • Independent Publisher Book Awards – Annual awards for the best titles, in various categories, by independent authors and publishers, including university, small press and self-publishers. Links to guidelines and entry forms, and to IP Online resources.
  • The Kingsley Tufts Poetry Awards– Designed to support the working poet. For original poetry in English by a U.S. resident. There is a special award for a first book. Winners and entry requirements.
  • The Kiriyama Prize– International prize awarded each year by Pacific Rim Voices, for fiction and nonfiction books that contribute to understanding and cooperation among the peoples and nations of the Pacific Rim and South Asia. Winners, reviews, author biographies, articles, and rules.
  • Lettre Ulysses Award – An annual, international, multi-lingual award, offered by Lettre International, for the best published work of reportage writing, or ‘creative non-fiction’. Books or outstanding magazine articles are eligible. Information on the conceptualisation, jury, organizers, and award timetable.
  • Man Booker Prize – Official site for the annual contemporary fiction award, to writers from the British Commonwealth and Ireland. Offers information about the prize, judges, and history.
  • National Outdoor Book Awards – Annual presentations for full-length books on outdoor adventure activities, nature, or the environment. There is a special award for books of lasting significance in the field. General information, winners lists and reviews, press releases, entry requirements, and application forms.
  • New York Times: Best-Seller Lists– Current bestseller lists, and searchable archives. Covers fiction and non-fiction, hardcovers and paperbacks, children’s books, and links to business bestsellers. Detailed lists require NYTimes membership – free registration.
  • Nobel Prize Internet Archive– List of Nobel Prize Laureates in literature, with associated links. Links to other Nobel Prize lists.
  • PEN New England– Presents the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award, for a distinguished first book of fiction by an American author, and the L.L. Winship Award. Winners, entry guidelines, and application forms. Further links to PEN-NE and their activities.
  • The Pulitzer Prizes – Annual awards by Columbia University. Prizes in Letters are for books published in the US – fiction, biography, general non-fiction, history and poetry. Searchable database, history of the prize, guidelines and entry forms, and related links.
  • USA Today: Top 150 best-seller list – Weekly updated list of 150 bestselling books based on sales, as reported by a number of booksellers. Includes fiction and nonfiction books – presents authors, titles, brief book descriptions, current and previous rankings on the list.
  • Prize Stories 2000: The O. Henry Awards – Article from Bold Type Magazine, on the annual prize for the best short stories published in American and Canadian magazines, by American or Canadian authors. Winners lists, winning stories, history, articles on previous years’ awards, various related links.

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