2015-2016 Award Winners

Abraham Lincoln Illinois High School Book Award

  • Lockhart, E. We Were Liars

Alex Awards

  • Coates, Ta-Nehisi. Between the World and Me
  • Gattis, Ryan. All Involved
  • DeAngelis, Camille. Bones & All
  • Wong, David. Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits
  • Nović, Sara. Girl at War
  • Abercrombie, Joe. Half the World
  • Stanton, Brandon. Humans of New York: Stories
  • Suburbia, LIz. Sacred Heart
  • Peralta, Dan-el Padilla. Undocumented: A Dominican Boy’s Odyssey from a Homeless Shelter to the Ivy League
  • Parssinen, Keija. The Unraveling of Mercy Louis


Edgar Allan Poe Award for Mystery

  • Roy, Lori. Let Me Die in His Footsteps (Best Novel)
  • Nguyen, Viet Thanh. The Sympathizer (Best First Novel)
  • Berney, Lou. The Long and Faraway Gone (Best Paperback Original)
  • Kurzweil, Allen. Whipping Boy: The Forty-Year Search for My Twelve-Year-Old Bully (Best Fact Crime)
  • Edwards, Martin. The Golden Age of Murder (Best Critical/Biographical)
  • McGinnis, Mindy. A Madness So Discreet (Best Young Adult)


Hugo Award for Science Fiction or Fantasy
2016 winner will be announced on Aug. 20, 2016.

  • Liu, Cixin and tr. by Ken Liu. The Three Body Problem


Man Booker Prize 2015
The prize, which launched in 1969, aims to promote the finest in fiction by rewarding the best novel of the year written in English and published in the United Kingdom.

  • James, Marlon. A Brief History of Seven Killings


Man Booker Prize International 2016

  • King, Han and tr. by Deborah Smith. The Vegetarian


National Book Award

  • Johnson, Adam. Fortune Smiles (Fiction)
  • Coates, Ta-Nehisi. Between the World and Me (Non-Fiction)
  • Lewis, Robin Coste. Voyage of the Sable Venus (Poetry)
  • Cadohata, Cynthia. The Thing About Luck (Young People’s Literature)

Nebula Award for Science Fiction or Fantasy

  • Novik, Naomi. Uprooted (Winner)

Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction Nominees Given in the United Kingdom to an English language novel by a female author of any nationality.

  • McInerney, Lisa. The Glorious Heresies


Michael L. Printz Award for Young Adult Literature

  • Ruby, Laura. Bone Gap (Winner)
  • Sedgwick, Marcus. Ghosts of Heaven (Honor)
  • Pérez, Ashley Hope. Out of Darkness (Honor)

Pulitzer Prize

  • Nguyen, Viet Thanh. The Sympathizer (Fiction Winner)
  • Link, Kelly. Get in Trouble: Stories (Fiction Finalist)
  • Verble, Margaret. Maud’s Line (Fiction Finalist)
  • Warrick, Joby. Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS (Non-Fiction Winner)
  • Miranda, Lin-Manuel. Hamilton (Drama Winner)
  • Balakian, Peter. Ozone Journal (Poetry Winner)

YALSA Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults 2014

  • Albertalli, Becky. Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
  • Bardugo, Leigh. Six of Crows
  • Brooks, Kevin. The Bunker Diary
  • Crowder, Melanie. Audacity
  • Older, Daniel José. Shadowshaper
  • Reynolds, Jason. The Boy in the Black Suit
  • Ruby, Laura. Bone Gap
  • Shabazz, Ilyasah and Kekla Magoon. X: A Novel
  • Shusterman, Neal. Challenger Deep
  • Silvera, Adam. More Happy than Not