Sponsored by the National Book Foundation, the National Book Award winners are selected in five categories: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Translated Literature, and Young People's Literature.
This annual award began in 1950 when a consortium of book publishing
groups sponsored the 1st annual National Book Awards Ceremony at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City. The goal was to
enhance the public's awareness of exceptional books written by fellow
Americans and to increase the popularity of reading in general.
On October 6th, 2020, the National Book Award finalists for each category were announced, and the winners were announced on November 18th, 2020. If you would like to find out more about the National Book Awards, please go to http://www.nationalbook.org.
and check out the National Book Awards Finalists and Winners display at the Al
The 2020 National Book Award winners are:
Fiction: Yu, Charles. Interior China
Nonfiction: Payne, Les. The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X
Poetry: Choi, Don Mee. DMZ Colony
Translated Literature: Miri, Yu. Tokyo Ueno Station
Young People's Literature: Callender, Kacen. King and the Dragonflies