If you got through the whole year without having to change into formal wear in the office restroom, here's a sampling of what you missed—other than the pigs in a blanket. (The rosters of winners for some of the more magnanimous prizes have been abridged.)

• Newbery Medal •The Higher Power of LuckySusan Patron, illustrated by Matt Phelan (S&S/Atheneum/Jackson)• Caldecott Medal •
David Wiesner (Clarion)
• Coretta Scott King Author Award •
Sharon M. Draper for Copper Sun (S&S/Atheneum)
• Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award •
Kadir Nelson for Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom by Carole Boston Weatherford
• Michael L. Printz Award •
American Born Chinese
Gene Luen Yang (Roaring Brook/First Second)
• National Book Critics Circle Award •
The Inheritance of Loss
Kiran Desai (Grove/Atlantic)
General Nonfiction
Rough Crossings: Britain, the Slaves and the American Revolution
Simon Schama (Ecco)
James Tiptree, Jr.: The Double Life of Alice B. Sheldon
Julie Phillips (St. Martin's)
The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million
Daniel Mendelsohn (HarperCollins)
Everything that Rises: A Book of Convergences
Lawrence Weschler (McSweeney's)
Tom Thomson in Purgatory
Troy Jollimore (Margie/IntuiT House)
• Edgar Awards •
Best Novel
The Janissary Tree
Jason Goodwin (FSG/Crichton)
Best First Novel by an American Author
The Faithful Spy
Alex Berenson (Random)
Best Paperback Original
Snakeskin Shamisen
Naomi Hirahara (Bantam Dell/Delta)
• Nebula Award •
Jack McDevitt (Ace)
• Pulitzer Prize •
The Road
Cormac McCarthy (Knopf)
The Race Beat: The Press, the Civil Rights Struggle, and the Awakening of a Nation
Gene Roberts and Hank Klibanoff (Knopf)
The Most Famous Man in America: The Biography of Henry Ward Beecher
Debby Applegate (Doubleday)
Native Guard
Natasha Trethewey (Houghton Mifflin)
General Nonfiction
The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11
Lawrence Wright (Knopf)
• Benjamin Franklin Awards •
Travel Essay
Cool Creatures, Hot Planet
Marty Essen (Encante Press)
Popular Fiction
East Fifth Bliss
Douglas Light (Behler Publications)
Face to Face with Katrina Survivors:
A First Responder's Tribute
Lemuel A. Moyé, M.D. (Open Hand)
Fossil Treasures of the Anza-Borrego Desert
George T. Jefferson and Lowell Lindsay, editors (Sunbelt Publications)
John James Audubon and “The Birds of America”
Lee Vedder (Huntington Library Press)
Children's Picture Book
Love, Ruby Valentine
Laurie Friedman, illus. by Lynne Avril Cravath (Carolrhoda)
Nathalie Dupree's Shrimp & Grits Cookbook (Gibbs Smith)
New England Court Records: A Research Guide for Genealogists and Historians
Diane Rapaport (Quill Pen Press)
Best First Book (Fiction)
No Guns, No Knives, No Personal Checks: The Tales of a San Francisco Cab Driver
Larry Sager (Everett Madison)
Best First Book (Nonfiction)
Orleans Embrace with the Secret Gardens of the Vieux Carre
TJ Fisher, Roy F. Guste Jr. and Louis Sahuc (Morgana Press)
Best New Voice (Nonfiction)
Orleans Embrace with The Secret Gardens of the Vieux Carre
TJ Fisher, Roy F. Guste Jr. and Louis Sahuc (Morgana Press)
Best New Voice (Fiction)
Washaka—The Bear Dreamer
Jamie Lee (Many Kites Press)
The Owner's Manual for the Brain
Bard Press
Riders Down
John McEvoy (Poisoned Pen Press)
River Girls: Flyfishing for Young Women
Cecilia “Pudge” Kleinkauf
(Johnson Books)
Straight into Gay America
Lars Clausen (Soulscapers)
Turning Heads: Portraits of Grace,Inspiration and Possibilities
Edited by Jackson Hunsicker (Press On Regardless)
Up, Up, and Oy Vey:How Jewish History, Culture and Values Shaped the Comic Book Superhero
Simcha Weinstein (Leviathan Press)
• Lambda Literary Awards •
Love, Bourbon Street: Reflections of New Orleans
Edited by Greg Herren & Paul J. Willis (Alyson)
Arts & Culture
Gay L.A.: A History of Sexual Outlaws, Power Politics, and Lipstick Lesbians
Lillian Faderman and Stuart Timmons (Basic Books)
The Bisexual's Guide to the Universe: Quips, Tips, and Lists for Those Who Swing Both Ways
Nicole Kristal and Mike Szymanski (Alyson)
My Lucky Star
Joe Keenan (Little, Brown)
LGBT Nonfiction
Gay L.A.: A History of Sexual Outlaws, Power Politics, and Lipstick Lesbians
Lillian Faderman and Stuart Timmons (Basic Books)
Different Daughters: A History of the Daughters of Bilitis and the Rise of the Lesbian Rights Movement
Marcia M. Gallo (Avalon/Carroll & Graf)
Izzy and Eve
Neal Drinnan (Green Candy Press)
Lesbian Fiction
The Night Watch
Sarah Waters (Riverhead Books)
Lesbian Romance
Fresh Tracks
Georgia Beers (Bold Strokes Books)
Lesbian Mystery
The Art of Detection
Laurie R. King (Bantam)
Lesbian Poetry
Lemon Hound
Sina Queyras (Coach House Books)
Lesbian Memoir/Biography
Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
Alison Bechdel (Houghton Mifflin)
Lesbian Debut Fiction
The Teahouse Fire
Ellis Avery (Riverhead Books)
Gay Fiction
Robert Westfield (Harper Perennial)
Gay Romance
When the Stars Come Out
Rob Byrnes (Kensington)
Gay Mystery
The Lucky Elephant Restaurant
Garry Ryan (NeWest Press)
Gay Poetry
A History of My Tattoo
Jim Elledge (Stonewall)
Gay Memoir/Biography
The Bill from My Father
Bernard Cooper (Simon & Schuster)
Gay Debut Fiction
Robert Westfield (Harper Perennial)
• Griffin Int'l Poetry Prize •
Scar Tissue
Charles Wright (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)
• Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction •
Half of a Yellow Sun
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Knopf)
• MacArthur Fellows •
Stuart Dybek
Peter Cole
• Carnegie Medal (U.K.) •
Just in Case
Meg Rosoff (Puffin)
• Kate Greenaway Medal •
The Adventures of the Dish and the Spoon
Mini Grey (Jonathan Cape)
• Thriller Awards •
Best Novel
Killer Instinct
Joseph Finder (St. Martin's)
Best First Novel
Mr. Clarinet
Nick Stone (HarperCollins)
Best Paperback Original
An Unquiet Grave
P.J. Parrish (Pinnacle)
• Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards •
Best Anthology
Fables: 2001 Nights of Snowfall
Bill Willingham et al. (Vertigo/DC)
Best Reality-Based Work
Fun Home
Alison Bechdel (Houghton Mifflin)
Best Graphic Album (reprint)
Absolute DC: The New Frontier
Darwyn Cooke (DC)
Best U.S. Edition of International Material
The Left Bank Gang
Jason (Fantagraphics)
Best U.S. Edition of International Material (Japan)
Old Boy
Garon Tsuchiya and Nobuaki Minegishi (Dark Horse Manga)
Special Recognition
Gray Horses
Hope Larson (Oni)
Best Writer
Ed Brubaker, Captain America, Daredevil (Marvel); Criminal (Marvel Icon)
Best Continuing Series
All Star Superman
Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely (DC)
Best Limited Series
Batman: Year 100
Paul Pope (DC)
• Hugo Awards •
Best Novel
Rainbows End
Vernor Vinge (Tor)
Best Related Nonfiction Book
James Tiptree, Jr.: The Double Life of Alice B. Sheldon
Julie Phillips (St. Martin's)
• The Harvey Awards •
Best Original Graphic Album
Pride of Baghdad
Brian K. Vaughan and Niko Henrichon (DC)
Best Anthology
Flight Vol. 3 (Ballantine Books)
Special Award for Excellence in Presentation
Lost Girls
Alan Moore and Melindie Gebbie (Top Shelf)
Best Writer
Ed Brubaker
Best Artist
Frank Quietly
• Pen/Faulkner Award for Fiction •
Philip Roth (Houghton)
• Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize from the Academy of American Poets •
Grave of Light: New and Selected Poems 1970—2005
Alice Notley (Wesleyan)
• Nobel Prize •
Doris Lessing
• Boston Globe—Horn Book Award •
Fiction and Poetry
The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume I: The Pox Party
M.T. Anderson (Candlewick)
Picture Book
Dog and Bear: Two Friends, Three Stories
Laura Vaccaro Seeger (Roaring Brook/Porter)
The Strongest Man in the World: Louis Cyr
Nicolas Debon (Groundwood)
• The Ignatz Awards •
Outstanding Graphic Novel
Don't Go Where I Can't Follow
Anders Nilsen (Drawn & Quarterly)
Outstanding Anthology or Collection
Kevin Huizenga (Drawn & Quarterly)
Outstanding Artist
Jaime Hernandez
Love & Rockets (Fantagraphics Books)
Outstanding Series
Mourning Star
Kazimir Strzepek (Bodega Distribution)
Outstanding Comic
Optic Nerve #11
Adrian Tomine (Drawn & Quarterly)
• Man Booker Prize •
The Gathering
Anne Enright (Grove/Black Cat)
• Quills •
Book of the Year
Angels Fall
Nora Roberts (Putnam)
The Thirteenth Tale
Diane Setterfield (Atria)
The Road
Cormac McCarthy (Knopf)
Angels Fall
Nora Roberts (Putnam)
To Kill a Mockingbird
Written by Harper Lee; read by Sissy Spacek (Caedmon)
Religious Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know—and Doesn't
Stephen Prothero (HarperOne)
Graphic Novel
Making Comics: Storytelling Secrets of Comics, Manga and Graphic Novels
Scott McCloud (HarperCollins)
For the Confederate Dead
Kevin Young (Knopf)
Joy of Cooking: 75th Anniversary Edition
Irma S. Rombauer, Marion Rombauer Becker, Ethan Becker (Scribner)
Health/Self Improvement
How Doctors Think
Jerome Groopman, M.D. (Houghton)
Einstein: His Life and Universe
Walter Isaacson (Simon & Schuster)
The Kings of New York: A Year Among the Geeks, Oddballs, and Geniuses Who Make Up America's Top High School Chess Team
Michael Weinreb (Gotham)
I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence
Amy Sedaris (Grand Central)
History/Current Events/Politics
The Assault on Reason
Al Gore (Rodale)
The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn't
Robert I. Sutton (Business Plus)
What the Dead Know
Laura Lippman (Morrow)
The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, Day One)
Patrick Rothfuss (Daw)
Children's Picture Books
David Wiesner (Clarion)
Children's Chapter/Middle Grade
The Invention of Hugo Cabret
Brian Selznick (Scholastic)
Patricia McCormick (Hyperion)
• Whiting Awards •
Ben Fountain
Paul Guest
Brad Kessler
Cate Marvin
Carlo Rotella
Dalia Sofer
Peter Trachtenberg
Jack Turner
• National Book Award •
Tree of Smoke
Denis Johnson (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)
Legacy of Ashes
Tim Weiner (Doubleday)
Young People's Literature
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
Sherman Alexie (Little, Brown)
Time and Materials: Poems 1997—2005
Robert Hass (Ecco)