2016 National Book Awards

2016 National Book Award WinnerS

2016 National Book Award Winners

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2016 National Book Awards Finalists Announced


Fiction

2016 National Book Awards Longlist for Fiction

WINNER:

Colson Whitehead, The Underground Railroad (Doubleday/Penguin Random House)
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Finalists:


Longlist:

Fiction Longlist books


FICTION JUDGES:

James English, Karen Joy Fowler, T. Geronimo Johnson, Julie Otsuka, Jesmyn Ward


Nonfiction

2016 National Book Awards Longlist for Nonfiction

WINNER:

Ibram X. Kendi, Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America
(Nation Books)

Finalists:

Longlist:

Nonfiction Longlist


NONFICTION JUDGES:

Cynthia Barnett, Masha Gessen, Greg Grandin, Ronald Rosbottom


Poetry

2016 Young People's Literature Longlist Books

wINNER:

Daniel Borzutzky, The Performance of Becoming Human (Brooklyn Arts Press)
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Finalists:

 

Longlist:

Poetry Longlist 2016


POETRY JUDGES:

Mark Bibbins, Jericho Brown, Katie Ford, Joy Harjo, Tree Swenson

Young People's Literature

2016 Young People's Literature Longlist Books

WINNER:

John Lewis, Andrew Aydin & Nate Powell (Artist), March: Book Three (Top Shelf Productions / IDW Publishing)

Finalists:


Longlist:

2016 Young People' Literature Longlist


YOUNG PEOPLE'S LITERATURE JUDGES:

William Alexander, Valerie Lewis, Ellen Oh, Katherine Paterson, Laura Ruby