World's richest literary prizes

Written By Lingkar Dunia on Tuesday, October 18, 2011 | 2:22 PM

Literary prizes worth $100,000US or more (Wikipedia)


Nobel Prize for Literature: 10 million krona.

Premio Planeta de Novela (winner): €601,000

Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award: kr 5,000,000

Premio de Novela Ciudad de Torrevieja: €360,607

The Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize (Open to all artists.): US$300,000

Premio Primavera de Novela: €200,000

Etisalat Award for Arabic Children’s Literature Book Prize (split between author(s) and publisher): AD1,000,000

Poplar Publishing Grand Prize for Fiction: ¥20,000,000


Sheikh Zayed Book Award: AD777,777 ( 9 awards for a total of AD7,000,000)

Premio Planeta de Novela (runner-up): €150,000
Lannan Lifetime Achievement Award: US$200,000


Premio Iberoamericano Planeta-Casa de América de Narrativa: US$200,000
Miguel de Cervantes Prize: €125,000


Premio Alfaguara de Novela: US$175,000


Premio de Novela Fernando Lara: €120,000


Lannan Literary Awards: US$150,000  (Composed of three awards of $150,000 each.)

Donald Windham-Sandy M. Campbell Literature Prizes: US$150,000( Composed of seven to nine awards of $150,000 each.)

International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award: €100,000
Premio Novela Histórica Alfonso X El Sabio: €100,000


São Paulo Literary Award: R$200,000 (Two awards of R$200,000 each.)

Yokomizo Seishi Prize: ¥10,000,000


Australian Prime Minister's Literary Award: AU$100,000 (Composed of four awards of A$100,000 each.)

Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize : US$100,000


Pritzker Military Library Literature Award: US$100,000


Nigeria Prize for Literature: US$100,000


Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature: US$100,000
Hans Christian Andersen Literature Award: kr 500,000
Man Booker International Prize: GB£60,000

Man Booker Prize: GB£50,000

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