Literary awards- World
Man Booker International Prize
- It is an international literary award given every two years to a living author of any nationality.
- It is given for a body of work published in English or generally available in English translation.
- It was awarded for the 1st time in June, 2004.
- It is awarded for an author’s “continued creativity development and overall contribution to fiction on word stage”
- US award for achievement in Paper and online Journalism, Literature and musical composition.
- It was established in 1917 by provisions in the will of American publisher Joseph Pulitzer. It is administered by Columbia University, New York City.
- The winner receives a certificate and US $10000 cash.
- Prizes are awarded in 21 categories. There are 6 categories in Letters and Drama.
Commonwealth Writers’ Prize (discontinued)
- Established in 1987 by commonwealth foundation.
- Awards prizes for established and new writers across the commonwealth nations.
- Awards for the Best Book and Best 1st Book categories were awarded in 4 regions i.e. Africa, Caribbean and Canada, South Asia and Europe and South East Asia and Pacific.
Frank Kafka Prize
- International literary award presented in the honor of the German novelist Franz Kafka.
- It was awarde for the 1st time in 2001.
- The award is sponsored by Franz Kafka Society and City of Prague, Czech Republic.
- Criteria for winning includes artwork’s “humanistic character and contribution to cultural, national, language and religious tolerance, its existential, timeless character, its generally human validity and its ability to hand over a testimony about our times.”
- Winners are:
|2012||Daniela Hodrova||Czech Rep.|