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This is a list of literary awards from around the world. This list is not intended to be complete, and is instead a list of those literary awards with articles on Wikipedia.





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  • Susan Smith Blackburn Prize for English-language women playwrights
  • Lionel Gelber Prize for English-language works that advance debate on significant global issues.
  • The Rossica Translation Prize awarded biennially for the best new published English translation of a high-quality Russian literary work
  • Warwick Prize for Writing international cross-disciplinary prize awarded biennially for an excellent and substantial piece of writing in the English language, in any genre or form, on a theme that will change with every award
  • Truman Capote Award for literary criticism in the English language, administered for the Capote Estate by the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop.
  • The Marsh Biography Award awarded biennially for the best biography written by a British author and first published in the UK during the two preceding years.
  • The Marsh Children's Literature in Translation Award recognises the best translation of a children’s book from a foreign language into English and published in the UK it was designed to spotlight the high quality and diversity of translated fiction for young readers.






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Main article: List of Australian literary awards

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Main article: List of New Zealand literary awards

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  • Marsh Biography Award - awarded biennially for the best biography written by a British author and first published in the UK during the two preceding years.

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