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Yearend Review: The Award Winners

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From the National Book Awards to the Whitbread Awards, here are the prize winners of 2003.

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December 26, 2003
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  • 2003 Nobel Prize for Literature

J. M. Coetzee

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  • 2003 Wallace Stevens Award (Poetry)

Richard Wilbur

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  • Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize

Still Life with Waterfall, Eamon Grennan

Click here for more information on this yearís winner as well as past year award winners.

 

  • National Book Awards

Fiction: The Great Fire, Shirley Hazard

Non-Fiction: Waiting for Snow in Havana: Confessions of a Cuban Boy,
Carlos Eire

Poetry: The Singing, C. K. Williams

Young Peopleís Literature: The Canning Season, Polly Horvath

Click here for all 2003 finalists and for previous year winners.

 

  • The Man Booker Prize

(Fiction, British Commonwealth & Ireland)

Vernon God Little, DBC Pierce

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  • The Giller Prize

(Fiction, Canada)

The In-Between World of Vikram Lall, M. G. Vassanji

Click here for more information on this yearís winner and finalists.

 

Governor Generalís Literary Awards

(Canada)

Fiction: Elle, Douglas Glover

Poetry: Kill-site, Tim Lilburn

Drama: Einsteinís Gift, Vern Thiessen

Non-Fiction: Paris 1919: Six Months That Changed the World,
Margaret MacMillan

Translation: Memoirs of a Less Traveled Road: A Historianís Life,
Jane Brierley

Click here for the French language award winners.

 

  • Cervantes Prize

Chilean poet Gonzalo Rojas won the $110,000 Cervantes Prize, the Spanish-speaking world's top literary award. One of the few editions of his works available in English is Velocities of the Possible (Red Dragonfly Press, distributed by LogJam Books).

 

 

Still to Come

 

Whitbread Awards (U.K.)

The shortlists have been announced and the five category winners will be named January 7, and the overall winner will be announced on January 27.

                          

Novel

First Novel

National Book Critics Circle

The best books in the categories of fiction, general non-fiction, biography/autobiography, poetry, and criticism published in 2003 will be announced in March 2004. Click here for current and past year award winners.  

 

Pen/Faulkner Award (Fiction)

Five finalists will be announced in March 2004 with the winner announced in April 2004. Click here for the 2003 finalists and award winner.  

 

Pulitzer Prize in Letters (Fiction & Non-fiction)

Nominations for these awards are accepted through the end of the year and awards will be announced in April 2004. Click here for the current and past year award winners

 

Orange Prize for Fiction (British Commonwealth & Ireland)

The shortlist of best fiction by female authors will be announced in April 2004 with the winner announced in June 2004. Click here for current and past year award winners.

 

Edgar Awards (Mystery)

Deadlines for nominations in thirteen categories closed in November, and winners will be announced in February 2004. Click here for current and past year award winners

 

Nebula Prizes (Science Fiction)

The best works in five categories will be nominated and voted upon by the Science Fiction Writers Association beginning in January with awards bestowed in April 2004. Click here for current and past year award winners.

 

Rita Awards (Romance)

75 books in twelve categories will be named finalists in Spring 2004 with winners announced in July 2004. Click here for current and past year award winners.

 

 

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