International Dictionary of Literary Awards

International Dictionary of Literary Awards

International Dictionary of Literary Awards

International Dictionary of Literary Awards

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The International Dictionary of Literary Awards is a selected list of major literary honors granted internationally and in countries other than the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Each literary award is briefly described, and a list of winning authors and titles of winning works is usually given. Most of the awards are currently granted, but a few famous literary honors no longer presented (such as the Kleist Prize, the Stalin Prize) are included.

In listing winners of prizes, emphasis is on the authors honored during the last five years, with a selective list of winning writers since the end of World War II. For some awards (such as the Nobel Prize for Literature, Japan Academy of Arts Prizes, Bancarella Prize, Nadal Prize, Planeta Prize) complete lists of prizewinners are given.

Most of the information about the literary awards was obtained through correspondence and questionnaire from learned societies, educational institutions, libraries, official cultural representatives, awarding agencies, and other private and public groups in the countries where formal encouragement of good writing is given.

Appreciation is expressed to the many individuals and groups who gave descriptions of awards and lists of winners, and who designated most significant literary honors.

The section "Literary Awards by Country" mentions major awards, gives some additional literary honors not in the Dictionary list, shows major sources of information, and lists the prizes granted as mentioned in the Dictionary list.

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