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.