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.

Fiction:
Winner: Lord of Misrule by Jaimy Gordon

Finalists:
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

Non-Fiction
Winner:
Just Kids by Patti Smith

Finalists:
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

Poetry
Winner:
Lighthead by Terrance Hayes

Finalists:
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
Winner:
Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine

Finalists:
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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