National Book Awards

At an awards ceremony last week, the winners of the National Book Awards were announced. The National Book Foundation recognizes achievements in Fiction, Non-fiction, Poetry and Young People’s Literature. For the full list, visit the National Book Awards website.

Winner: Lord of Misrule by Jaimy Gordon

Parrot and Olivier in America by Peter Carey

Great House by Nicole Krauss

So Much for That by Lionel Shriver

I Hotel by Karen Tei Yamashita

Just Kids by Patti Smith

Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea by Barbara Demick

Cultures of War: Pearl Harbor, Hiroshima, 9-11, Iraq by John W. Dower

Secret Historian: The Life and Times of Samuel Steward by Justin Spring

Every Man in This Village Is a Liar: An Education in War by Megan K. Stack

Lighthead by Terrance Hayes

The Eternal City by Kathleen Graber

By the Numbers by James Richardson

One with Others by C.D. Wright,

Ignatz by Monica Youn

Young People’s Literature
Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine

Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi

Dark Water by Laura McNeal

Lockdown by Walter Dean Myers

One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia


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