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List of 2017 Award Winners

This is a selection of the 2017 award winners in Yakima Valley Libraries' print collections - and of all the wonderful prizes that honor literature.These books may also be available in other formats. Some titles we only have as e-materials - please view our OverDrive website to browse those. (Scroll down to "2017 Award Winners.") And many of these awards have been around for decades - don't limit yourself to this year!






Pulitzer Prize for Letters & Drama (Previous years)

Nobel Prize in Literature: Kazuo Ishiguro

National Book Awards

Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction





Man Booker Prize: Lincoln in the Bardo: a novel by George Saunders (previous years)

Pen/Faulkner Award: Behold the Dream by Imbolo Mbue (previous years)

Kirkus Prize (previous years)

Black Caucus American Library Assocation Literary Awards

Lambda Awards

Governor General's Literary Awards




Edgar Awards from the Mystery Writers of America (previous years) Best Novel- Before the Fall: a Novel by Noah Hawley

  • Best First Novel- Under the Harrow by Flynn Berry
  • Best Critical / Biographical- Shirley Jackson: a Rather Haunted Life by Ruth Franklin
  • Best Juvenile- OCDaniel by Wesley King
  • Young Adult- Girl in the Blue Coat by Monica Hesse
  • Mary Higgins Clark award- The Shattered Tree by Charles Todd
  • RITA Awards from the Romance Writers of America (Full list and previous years)

    Spur Awards from the Western Writers of America

    Bram Stoker Awards -- Horror Writers Association

    Hugo Awards -- World Science Fiction Society (previous years)

    Nebula Awards -- Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (previous years)

    James Beard Foundation Book Award (Cookbooks)





    Michael L. Printz Award (young adult literature) - March: Book Three by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell

    Morris Award (young adult debut) - The Serpent King: a Novel by Jeff Zentner

    YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults - March: Book Three by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell

    Alex Awards (adult books with crossover appeal for teens)

    John Newbery Medal (American literature for children) - The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill

    Caldecott Medal (most distinguished American picture book for children) - Radiant child : the story of young artist Jean-Michel Basquiat by Javaka Steptoe

    Odyssey Award (audiobook for young people) - Anna and the Swallow Man by Gavriel Sarit, Narrated by Allan Corduner

    Schneider Family Book Award (disability experience for child & teen audiences) - When We Collided by Emery Lord (teen) ; As Brave as You by Jason Reynolds (middle school)

    Mildred L. Batchelder Medal (most outstanding children's book originally published in a language other than English in a country other than the united STate, and subsequently translated into English for publication in the United States) - Cry, Heart, But Never Break by Gleen Ringtved

    Pura Belpré Author Award - Juana & Lucas written and illustrated by Juana Medina and Illustrator Award - Lowriders to the Center of the Earth, illustrated by Raúl Gonzalez, written by Cathy Camper

    Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal - March: Book Three by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell

    Theodor Seuss Geisel Award (beginning readers) - We Are Growing written and illustrated by Laurie Keller

    Globe-Horn Book Award