A prize or other mark of recognition given to an author in honour of an achievement.

British Poet Laureate

British Poet Laureate is an honorary position appointed by the monarch of the United Kingdom on the advice of the Prime Minister. The holder is expected to write verse for significant national occasions.

Carnegie Medal

A British literary award that annually recognises one outstanding new book for children or young adults.

Nobel Peace Prize

Awarded annually since 1901 to an individual from any country who has "done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations".

Nobel Prize in Literature

Awarded annually since 1901 to an author from any country who has produced "in the field of literature the most outstanding work in an ideal direction".

Pulitzer Prize

An award for achievements in newspaper and online journalism, literature, and musical composition in the United States.