2021 Major Literary and Genre Awards Calendar

It’s become tradition for us to track the dates of the major literary awards each year and it’s time for the 2021 version. This will be updated with specific dates as they are announced, and you can also join us in our Book Award Reading Challenge as well. This year, with the COVID pandemic still raging on, some award ceremonies are staying with virtual events, some are moving dates and others are banking on still being able to hold in-person events later in the year.

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2021 Book Awards Calendar

OCTOBER 2020

NOVEMBER 2020

DECEMBER 2020

JANUARY 2021

FEBRUARY 2021

MARCH 2021

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APRIL 2021

  • Apr. 08 – 2021 PEN America Literary Awards Winners
  • Apr. 22 – 2021 International Booker Prize Shortlist
  • Apr. 28 – 2021 Women’s Prize for Fiction Shortlist
  • Apr. 29 – 2021 Edgar Award Winners
  • APR – Hugo Award Finalists

MAY 2021

  • May 04 – 2021 Pulitzer Prize Winners and Nominated Finalists
  • May 13 – British Book Awards (Nibbies) Winners
  • May 23 – 2020 Bram Stoker Awards Winners. To be presented at the awards ceremony during StokerCon 2021 in Denver, CO.
  • MAY – 2021 Locus Awards Finalists

JUNE 2021

  • Jun. 02 – 2021 International Booker Prize Winner
  • Jun. 05 – 2021 Nebula Awards Winners. The 2021 Nebula Conference will be fully virtual this year from Jun. 4-6 ($125 to attend).
  • JUN – 2021 Locus Award Winners
  • JUN – 2020 Shirley Jackson Award Nominees

JULY 2021

  • Jul 08 – 2021 Women’s Prize for Fiction Winner
  • JUL – 2021 World Fantasy Award Finalists
  • JUL – 2021 Booker Prize Longlist
  • JUL – 2021 Shirley Jackson Award Winners
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AUGUST 2021

  • Aug. 28 – 2021 Hugo Award Winners
  • Aug. 26 – 2021 International Booker Prize Winner

SEPTEMBER 2021

  • SEP – 2021 Scotiabank Giller Prize Longlist
  • SEP – 2021 National Book Awards Longlist
  • SEP – 2021 Booker Prize Shortlist

OCTOBER 2021

  • OCT – 2021 Scotiabank Giller Prize Shortlist
  • OCT – 2021 National Book Awards Finalists
  • OCT – Kirkus Prize Finalists

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NOVEMBER 2021

  • Nov. 06 – 2021 World Fantasy Award Winners
  • NOV – Kirkus Prize Winners
  • NOV – 2021 Scotiabank Giller Prize Winner
  • NOV – 2021 National Book Awards Winners
  • NOV – 2021 Booker Prize Longlist

Here’s a link to the Book Awards Calendars for 2020 and 2019.

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