Submitted by swalzer on

Now that we're approaching the end of 2013, it is time for a book prize line-up. Here are the 2013 winners for literary awards in the fiction category. Check out each website for all finalists and other categories, such as non-fiction and poetry.

Man Booker Prize

2013 Fiction Winner:

The Luminaries
Catton, Eleanor
F Catton
A bold neo-Victorian murder mystery set in a remote gold-mining frontier town in 19th-century New Zealand. In 1866, a weary Englishman lands in a gold-mining frontier town on the coast of New Zealand to make his fortune and forever leave behind his family's shame. On arrival, he stumbles across a tense gathering of twelve local men who have met in secret to investigate what links three crimes that occurred on a single day, events in which each man finds himself implicated in some way.



2013 Fiction Shortlist:

A Tale for the Time Being
Ozeki, Ruth
F Ozeki

Crace, Jim
F Harvest

The Lowland
Lahiri, Jhumpa
F Lahiri

The Testament of Mary
Tóibín, Colm
F Tóibín

We Need New Names
Bulawayo, NoViolet
F Bulawayo


National Book Award

2013 Fiction Winner:

The Good Lord Bird
McBride, James
F McBride
Henry Shackleford is a young slave living in the Kansas Territory in 1857, when the region is a battleground between anti- and pro-slavery forces. When John Brown, the legendary abolitionist, arrives in the area, an argument between Brown and Henry's master quickly turns violent.
Henry is forced to leave town with Brown, who believes he's a girl. Over the ensuing months, Henry conceals his true identity as he struggles to stay alive. Eventually he finds himself with Brown at the historic raid on Harpers Ferry in 1859; one of the great catalysts for the Civil War.



2013 Fiction Finalists:

The Flamethrowers
Kushner, Rachel
F Kushner

The Lowland
Lahiri, Jhumpa
F Lahiri

Bleeding Edge
Pynchon, Thomas
F Pynchon

Tenth of December
Saunders, George
F Saunders


Pulitzer Prize

2013 Fiction Winner:

The Orphan Master's Son
Johnson, Adam
F Johnson
The son of a singer mother whose career forcibly separated her from her family and an influential father who runs an orphan work camp, Pak Jun Do rises to prominence using instinctive talents and eventually becomes a professional kidnapper and romantic rival to Kim Jong Il.




2013 Fiction Finalists:

What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank
Englander, Nathan
F Englander

The Snow Child
Ivey, Eowyn
F Ivey