Award winning books

“It is with books as it is with men – a very small number play a great part; the rest are lost in the multitude” – Voltaire

Book awards are controversial, but some readers feel they put a stamp of quality on a book. They can be a great source of reading suggestions, and many readers diligently read their way through the shortlist for certain awards each year.

There are a wide variety of awards, many targeting interesting specialist fields. Here’s a selection of awards you might be interested in exploring. If there’s one you’d like to add to the list, please suggest it with a comment.