Believer Book Award

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Believer Book Award is an American literary award presented yearly by The Believer magazine to novels and story collections the magazine's editors thought were the "strongest and most under-appreciated" of the year.[1] A shortlist and longlist are announced, along with reader's favorites, then a final winner is selected by the magazine's editors. The inaugural award was in 2005 for books published in 2004.

Winners and shortlist[edit]

The year below denotes when the books were published; the award is announced the following year. Thus below, the inaugural 2004 books were announced in early to mid-2005.

Winners are listed first, highlighted in boldface, and indicated with a double dagger (double-dagger)

2004[edit]

The shortlist was announced in February 2005.[2] The winner was announced in March 2005.[3]

2005[edit]

The shortlist was announced in February 2006.[4] The winner was announced in March 2006.[5]

2006[edit]

The winner, and reader survey of best books, was announced in May 2007.[6]

2007[edit]

The shortlist was announced in May 2008.[7] The winner was announced in June 2008.[8]

2008[edit]

The shortlist was announced in February 2009.[9] The winner was announced in March 2009.[10][11]

2009[edit]

The shortlist was announced in March 2010.[12] The winner was announced in May 2010.[13]

2010[edit]

The shortlist was announced in March 2011.[14] The winner was announced in May 2011.[15]

2011[edit]

The shortlist was announced in March 2012.[16][17][18] The winner was announced in May 2012.[19][20]

2012[edit]

The shortlist was announced in March 2013.[21] The winner was announced in April 2013.[22]

2013[edit]

The shortlist was announced in March 2014.[23] The winner was announced in April 2014.[24]

2014[edit]

The shortlist was announced in March 2015.[25] The winner was announced in the Fall 2015 issue.[26]

2017[edit]

The shortlist was announced in March 2018.[27] The winner was announced in June 2018.

2018[edit]

The longlist was announced in January 2019. [28] The shortlist and winner was announced in April 2019. [29]

  • Rita Bullwinkel, Belly Up double-dagger
  • Mathias Énard, Tell Them of Battles, Kings, and Elephants
  • Ben Passmore, Your Black Friend and Other Strangers
  • Shelley Jackson, Riddance; Or: The Sybil Joines Vocational School for Ghost Speakers & Hearing-Mouth Children
  • Hideo Yokoyama, translated by Louise Heal Kawai, Seventeen


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Believer Book Award", The Millions, March 3, 2011
  2. ^ "The Believer Book Award 2004 finalists". The Believer. March–April 2005. Retrieved March 6, 2014. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  3. ^ "The Believer Book Award 2004 winner". The Believer. Retrieved March 6, 2014. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  4. ^ "The Believer Book Award 2005 finalists". The Believer. March–April 2006. Retrieved March 6, 2014. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  5. ^ "The Believer Book Award 2005 winner". The Believer. Retrieved March 6, 2014. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  6. ^ "The Believer Book Award 2006 winner". The Believer. Retrieved March 6, 2014. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  7. ^ "The Believer Book Award 2007 finalists". The Believer. March–April 2008. Retrieved March 6, 2014. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  8. ^ "The Believer Book Award 2007 winner". The Believer. Retrieved March 6, 2014. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  9. ^ "The Believer Book Award 2008 finalists". The Believer. March–April 2009. Retrieved March 6, 2014. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  10. ^ "The Believer Book Award 2008 winner". The Believer. Retrieved March 6, 2014. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  11. ^ "Emily Perkins Wins Fifth Annual Believer Book Award". Poets & Writers. March 23, 2009. Retrieved October 9, 2012.
  12. ^ "The Believer Book Award 2009 finalists". The Believer. March–April 2010. Retrieved March 6, 2014. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  13. ^ "The Believer Book Award 2009 winner". The Believer. Retrieved March 6, 2014. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  14. ^ "The Believer Book Award 2010 finalists". The Believer. March–April 2011. Retrieved March 6, 2014. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  15. ^ "The Believer Book Award 2010 winner". The Believer. Retrieved March 6, 2014. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  16. ^ "The Believer Book Award 2011 finalists". The Believer. March–April 2012. Retrieved March 6, 2014. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  17. ^ Jaesung Lee (March 1, 2011). "The Believer's book award finalists include Grace Krilanovich". LA Times. Retrieved October 9, 2012.
  18. ^ "Small Presses Dominate Believer Book Prize Shortlist". Poets & Writers. March 5, 2012. Retrieved October 9, 2012.
  19. ^ "The Believer Book Award 2011 winner". The Believer. Retrieved March 6, 2014. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  20. ^ "Heather Christle and Ben Lerner Win Believer Awards". Poets & Writers. May 1, 2012. Retrieved October 9, 2012.
  21. ^ "The Believer Book Award 2013 finalists". The Believer. March–April 2013. Retrieved March 6, 2014. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  22. ^ Mark Medley (April 29, 2013). "Tamara Faith Berger wins The Believer Book Award". National Post. Archived from the original on 2013-06-29. Retrieved April 29, 2013. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  23. ^ "The Believer Book Award 2014 finalists". The Believer. March–April 2014. Retrieved March 6, 2014. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  24. ^ "Announcing the 2013 Believer Book and Poetry Award Winners". The Believer. May 2014. Archived from the original on 2014-05-02. Retrieved May 1, 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help); Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  25. ^ "The Believer Book Award 2015 finalists". The Believer. March–April 2015. Retrieved April 7, 2015. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  26. ^ "The Believer Book Award". The Believer. November 2015. Retrieved November 23, 2015. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  27. ^ "The Believer Book Award". The Believer. Retrieved December 18, 2018.
  28. ^ "The Believer Book Awards: Editors' Longlists". The Believer. Retrieved July 18, 2019.
  29. ^ "The 2018 Believer Book Awards". The Believer. Retrieved July 18, 2019.

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