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Award Winners

National Book Award

"Established in 1950, the National Book Award is an American literary prize administered by the National Book Foundation, a nonprofit organization. Each year, the Foundation selects a total of twenty Judges, including five in each of the four Award categories: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Young People’s Literature." Click here to visit the official website.

National Book Awards

Fiction

Nonfiction

Poetry

Finalists

Longlist

  • feeld by Jos Charles
  • Be With by Forrest Gander
  • Museum of the Americas by J. Michael Martinez
  • lo terciario/The Tertiary by Raquel Salas Rivera
  • Monument: Poems New and Selected by Natasha Trethewey

Translated Literature

Finalists

Longlist

Young People's Literature

Fiction

Nonfiction

Poetry

Longlist

Young People's Literature

Fiction

Nonfiction

Poetry

Longlist

  • The Selected Poems of Donald Hall by Donald Hall
  • Bestiary by Donika Kelly
  • World of Made and Unmade by Jane Mead
  • Blackacre by Monica Youn
  • Blue Laws by Kevin Young

Young People's Literature

Fiction

Nonfiction

Poetry

Longlist

Young People's Literature

Fiction

Nonfiction

Longlist

Poetry

Finalists

Longlist

  • Roget's Illusion by Linda Bierds
  • A Several World by Brian Blanchfield
  • Gabriel: A Poem by Edward Hirsch
  • The Road to Emmaus by Spencer Reese
  • Collected Poems by Mark Strand

Young People's Literature

Fiction

Nonfiction

Longlist

  • Finding Florida: The True Story of the Sunshine State by T.D. Allman
  • Facing the Wave: A Journey in the Wake of the Tsunami by Gretel Ehrlich
  • The Wolf and the Watchman: A Father, a Son, and the CIA by Scott C. Johnson
  • Freedom National: The Destruction of Slavery in the United States, 1861-1865 by James Oakes
  • Duke: A Life of Duke Ellington by Terry Teachout

Poetry

Finalists

Longlist

  • Bury My Clothes by Roger Bonair-Agard
  • So Recently Rent a World, New and Selected Poems: 1968-2012 by Andrei Codrescu
  • Seasonal Works with Letters on Fire by Brenda Hillman
  • American Amnesiac by Diane Raptosh
  • Transfer of Qualities by Martha Ronk

Young People's Literature