The National Book Awards

Presented annually in the USA, by the National Book Foundation, to recognize achievements in fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and young people's literature.

For more information see: The National Book Foundation


2018 Winners


The Poet X

Elizabeth Acevedo |  2018 Young People's Literature

Past Winners




Challenger Deep

Neal Shusterman  |  2015 Young People's Literature


Redeployment

Phil Klay |  2014 Fiction

Age of Ambition 

Evan Osnos |  2014 Nonfiction

Brown Girl Dreaming

Jacqueline Woodson  |  2014 Young People's Literature


Incarnadine

Mary Szybist |  2013 Poetry

The Thing About Luck

Cynthia Kadohata  |  2013 Young People's Literature


Bewilderment

David Ferry |  2012 Poetry

Goblin Secrets

William Alexander  |  2012 Young People's Literature


Salvage the Bones

Jesmyn Ward |  2011 Fiction

The Swerve 

Stephen Greenblatt |  2011 Nonfiction

Inside Out and Back Again

Thanhha Lai  |  2011 Young People's Literature


Lord of Misrule

Jaimy Gordon |  2010 Fiction

Just Kids 

Patti Smith |  2010 Nonfiction

Lighthead

Terrance Hayes |  2010 Poetry

Mockingbird

Kathryn Erskine  |  2010 Young People's Literature



Fire to Fire

Mark Doty |  2008 Poetry

What I Saw and How I Lied

Judy Blundell  |  2008 Young People's Literature



Tree of Smoke

 Denis Johnson |  2007 Fiction

Legacy of Ashes 

Tim Weiner |  2007 Nonfiction



The Echo Maker

 Richard Powers |  2006 Fiction


Migration

W S Merwin |  2005 Poetry

The Penderwicks

Jeanne Birdsall |  2005 Young People's Literature



The News from Paraguay

 Lily Tuck |  2004 Fiction

Arc of Justice 

Kevin Boyle |  2004 Nonfiction

The Godless

Pete Hautman |  2004 Young People's Literature


The Singing

C K Williams |  2003 Poetry

The Canning Season

Polly Horvath |  2003 Young People's Literature


​​​​​​​Three Junes

Julia Glass |  2002 Fiction

The House of the Scorpion

Nancy Farmer |  2002 Young People's Literature


Poems Seven

Alan Dugan | 2001 Poetry

True Believer

Virginia Euwer Wolff |  2001 Young People's Literature


Homeless Bird

Gloria Whelan |  2000 Young People's Literature

Award Winners