2023 Awards Finalists

There are so MANY literary awards. It can be easy to forget about some of the smaller or more niche honors amidst the big ones like the National Book Awards and the Nobel Prize for Fiction. So, we took this opportunity to showcase some of the award finalists in our collection from some of those less well-known literary prizes.

2023 Award Finalists in the NLS Collection:

BIRNAM WOOD by Eleanor Catton (DB 115924)
2023 Kirkus Prize Finalist for Fiction
DEMON COPPERHEAD by Barbara Kingsolver (DB 110786, LB 14284)
2023 Women’s Prize for Fiction Finalist
EXTRAORDINARY DEATHS OF MRS. KIP by Sara Brunsvold (DB 110658)
2023 Christy Award Finalist for First Novel
FACTORY GIRLS by Michelle Gallen (DB 115059)
2023 Encore Award Finalist for Fiction
HEAVEN & EARTH GROCERY STORE by James McBride (DB 115655)
2023 Kirkus Prize Finalist for Fiction
HIDDEN PRINCE by Tessa Afshar (DB 111756)
2023 Christy Award Finalist for Historical Novel
HOW NOT TO KILL YOURSELF: A PORTRAIT OF A SUICIDAL MIND by Clancy Martin (DB 114679)
2023 Kirkus Prize Finalist for Nonfiction
IF I SURVIVE YOU by Jonathan Escoffery (DB 110662, BR 24735)
2023 Booker Prize Finalist
JOAO BY A THREAD by Roger Mello (DB 113457, BR 24950)
2023 Kirkus Prize Finalist for Younger Readers
JULIA AND THE SHARK by Kiran Millwood Hargrave (DB 114633)
2023 Kirkus Prize Finalist for Middle Grades
LAST SUMMER ON STATE STREET by Toya Wolfe (DB 109023)
2023 PEN Open Award Finalist
MARRIAGE PORTRAIT by Maggie O’Farrell (DB 110129, BR 24589, LB 14174)
2023 Women’s Prize in Fiction Finalist
MASTER SLAVE HUSBAND WIFE: AN EPIC JOURNEY FROM SLAVERY TO FREEDOM by Ilyon Woo (DB 112758)
2023 Kirkus Prize Finalist for Nonfiction
MR. B: GEORGE BALANCHINE’S 20TH CENTURY by Jennifer Homans (DB 111898)
2023 Kirkus Prize Finalist for Nonfiction
SHUTTER by Ramona Emerson (DB 112989)
2023 PEN Open Award Finalist
SOUND OF LIGHT by Sarah Sundin (DB 113572)
2023 Christy Award Finalist for Historical Romance
THIS OTHER EDEN by Paul Harding (DB 113243, BR 24845)
2023 Booker Prize Finalist
TO WIN A PRINCE by Toni Shiloh (DB 110386 IN PROCESS)
2023 Christy Award Finalist for Contemporary Romance
TRESPASSES by Louise Kennedy (DB 114416)
2023 Women’s Prize for Fiction Finalist
WONDERLAND TRIALS by Sara Ella (DB 112298)
2023 Christy Award Finalist for Young Adults

For more information on:

The Booker Prize www.thebookerprizes.com/booker-prize/about-the-booker-prize
The Christy Awards: www.christyawards.com/index.html
The Encore Awards: www.rsliterature.org/the-encore-award/
The Kirkus Awards: www.kirkusreviews.com/prize/
The PEN Open Book Award: www.pen.org/pen-open-book-award/
The Women’s Prize for Fiction: www.womensprizeforfiction.co.uk/