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Caldecott Medal                                  

The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children. 


Man Booker Prize                   

The Man Booker Prize for Fiction, first awarded in 1969, promotes the finest in fiction by rewarding the very best book of the year.


National Book Award

A consortium of book publishing groups sponsored the first annual National Book Awards Ceremony and Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City. Their goal was to enhance the public's awareness of exceptional books written by fellow Americans, and to increase the popularity of reading in general.


Newbery Medal                      

The Newbery Medal was named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.


Nobel Prize- Literature                        

Every year since 1901 the Nobel Prize has been awarded for achievements in physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature and for peace.


PEN/Faulkner Award              

Founded by writers in 1980, the PEN/Faulkner Foundation brings together American writers and readers in a wide variety of programs to promote a love of literature.  The foundation is named for William Faulkner, who used his Nobel Prize funds to create an award for young writers, and PEN, the international writers’ organization.


Pulitzer Prize                            

The Pulitzer Prize is a U.S. award for achievements in newspaper and online journalism, literature and musical composition.





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New York Review of Books               

The New York Review of Books has established itself as the premier literary-intellectual magazine in the English language.


New York Times Sunday Book Review           

This is a direct link to the New York Times Sunday Book Review.




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Academy of American Poets                

The Academy is a nonprofit organization with a mission to support American poets at all stages of their careers and to foster the appreciation of contemporary poetry.


Poetry Foundation                               

The Poetry Foundation, publisher of Poetry magazine, is an independent literary organization committed to a vigorous presence for poetry in our culture.


Poets & Writers                                  

Poets & Writers is the nation’s largest nonprofit organization serving creative writers.