The Books Awards API

The Books Awards API

The Books Awards API is a powerful tool that allows users to access information about various literary awards and the books that have been nominated or have won them.

API description

About the API:

The API provides a comprehensive database with information on award-winning books, including categories covered, number of votes, names of winners and books, etc. Users can search by year. Overall, the Book Awards API is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in literature and the literary world, providing access to a wealth of information on some of the most prestigious books in the industry.

Book Awards by Year is an extension of the Book Awards API, which allows users to access information on specific literary awards for major literary years. It can include awards for fiction, historical fiction, fantasy, etc. The API is lightweight and easy to use, making it easy for developers to integrate into their projects.

Helps writers and publishers: The API can help writers, publishers, literary agents, and other industry professionals understand the awards landscape in a specific genre, which can be beneficial to their work and careers.

What your API receives and what your API provides (input/output)?

It will receive a parameter and provide you with a JSON.


What are the most common uses cases of this API?

  1. Access to a complete database of award information: The API provides a wealth of information on the categories it covers, the names of winners with the name of their work.
  1. Search and filtering options: Users can search for awards by year.
  1. Research opportunities: The API can be used for academic research or personal interest in the literary world, providing access to a wealth of information on some of the most prestigious books in the industry.
  1. Marketing and promotional opportunities: The API can be used by publishers, literary agents, and other industry professionals to identify awards that may be relevant to their authors or books, and to promote their authors and books to award organizers and judges.

Are there any limitations to your plans?

Besides API call limitations per month, there are no other limitations.

API Documentation


To use this endpoint you only have to insert in the parameter the year, it will return the awarded books according to the year you have already inserted.



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After signing up, every developer is assigned a personal API access key, a unique combination of letters and digits provided to access to our API endpoint. To authenticate with the The Books Awards API REST API, simply include your bearer token in the Authorization header.


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Authorization [Required] Should be Bearer access_key. See "Your API Access Key" above when you are subscribed.

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