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Literary Prize Winners Of 2009 (PHOTOS, POLL)

03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

There were some surprises this year, and a lot of women winning awards. In case you missed them, here are the moments we celebrated in literature during 2009. What did you think of the judges' choices?

Literary Prize Winners

And a few lesser known prizes:

Evie Wyld, "After the Fire, a Still Small Voice" -- John Llewellyn Rhys Prize (for best UK literature from a writer under 35)
Jose Emilio Pacheco -- Cervantes Prize
Jonathan Littell, "The Kindly Ones" -- Bad Sex in Fiction Award
Petina Gappah, "An Elegy for Easterly" -- Guardian First Book Award
Kate Clanchy, "The Not-Dead and the Saved" -- BBC Short Story Award
John Pipkin, "Woods Burner" -- The Center for Fiction First Novel Prize

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