The National Book Awards

These awards are presented annually by the National Book Foundation.  For more information, visit the the National Book Foundation website.

2018 Winners


The Friend by Sigrid Nunez | 2018 Fiction
The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke by Jeffrey C Stewart | 2018 Nonfiction
Indecency by Justin Phillip Reed | 2018 Poetry
The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo | 2018 Young People’s Literature

Past Winners


Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward | 2017 Fiction
The Future is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia by Masha Gessen | 2017 Nonfiction
Half-light: Collected Poems 1965-2016 by Frank Bidart | 2017 Poetry
Far from the Tree by Robin Benway | 2017 Young People’s Literature

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead | 2016 Fiction
Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X Kendi | 2016 Nonfiction
The Performance of Becoming Human by Daniel Borzutzky | 2016 Poetry
March: Book Three by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, & Nate Powell | 2016 Young People’s Literature

Fortune Smiles by Adam Johnson | 2015 Fiction
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates | 2015 Nonfiction
Voyage of the Sable Venus by Robin Coste Lewis | 2015 Poetry
Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman | 2015 Young People’s Literature
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