Author Ranking by Literary Awards
A simple place to start exploring contemporary American Literature
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This author ranking is a simple count of the number of fiction awards each author received.
The list is heavily weighted in contemporary American Literature, and considers the following awards:
• National Book Award
• National Book Critics Circle Award
• Pen/Faulkner Award
• Nobel Prize
• Pulitzer Prize
• Pen/Hemingway Award
• LA Times Award
• NY Times Best American Fiction of Past 25 Years
• Man Booker Prize
• Observer Best Novels of Past 25 Years
This ranking was designed for personal use and is not meant to be statistically or theoretically sound; it is just a place to start.
For a more comprehensive ranking site, Award Annals is good.
List of Bests is another similar site.