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2022 Major Literary and Genre Book 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 2022 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. Here’s last year’s calendar and 2021 Major Book Awards Winners Recap for you. Now on to 2022.

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2022 Book Awards Calendar






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MARCH 2022

APRIL 2022

MAY 2022

JUNE 2022

Book Awards

JULY 2021

  • Shirley Jackson Award Nominees
  • World Fantasy Award Finalists
  • Booker Prize Longlist


  • Shirley Jackson Award Winners


  • Sep. 24 – Hugo Award Winners
  • Scotiabank Giller Prize Longlist
  • Kirkus Prize Finalists
  • Booker Prize Shortlist
  • National Book Awards Longlist


  • Scotiabank Giller Prize Shortlist
  • National Book Awards Finalists
  • Kirkus Prize Winners


  • Booker Prize Winner
  • World Fantasy Award Winners
  • Scotiabank Giller Prize Winner
  • National Book Awards Winners

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

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  1. Juulna

    Jan 21

    Hi! I was looking ahead and noticed that the Audie Awards (List of dates: are presented either right at the end of May or or right at the beginning of June, likely due to weekend scheduling. Can we count it for either month if we like, or does it depend on the book chosen, what year it was awarded, and thus what month the award was received? Or are winners announced earlier in May and the dinner & show are just the song & dance? 😉

    An additional thought: Are the RITAs persona non grata for this challenge due to their very…. serious diversity issues, mishandling, and general elitism? I mean, I suppose every Award has its skeletons so that would be silly. Hm.

    Anywho, thanks bunches!

    P.S. I do find the ‘calendar’ s touch confusing as it lists when nominations are made, long and short lists compiled, and official nominees announced, and it can be confusing seeing which awards are actually *presented* in said month. Is there a way to make it a bit easier for us rather than having to pour through semi-information on the Award websites themselves? It doesn’t seem like much an issue but my chronic hand pain could use every break it can get, AND you seem the more knowledgeable about the Awards cycles. Any assistance would be absolutely wonderful!


    • @Juulna Award winners are in bold on the calendar. I’ll think of something to make them more obvious. RITA winners are OK. Audie awards or any other award will depend on the exact date. So if the award in 2022 was in June, then you would use it for that months challenge. But if in 2020 it was in May, you would use that book for May’s challenge.

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