2019

winners

Discover honored books by category:

WINNER

Trust Exercise

Susan Choi

Henry Holt & Company / Macmillan Publishers More about this book >

FINALISTS

Sabrina & Corina: Stories

Kali Fajardo-Anstine

One World / Penguin Random House More about this book >

Black Leopard, Red Wolf

Marlon James

Riverhead Books / Penguin Random House More about this book >

The Other Americans

Laila Lalami

Pantheon Books / Penguin Random House More about this book >

Disappearing Earth

Julia Phillips

Alfred A. Knopf / Penguin Random House More about this book >

LONGLIST

Fleishman Is in Trouble

Taffy Brodesser-Akner

Random House / Penguin Random House More about this book >

Black Light: Stories

Kimberly King Parsons

Vintage / Penguin Random House More about this book >

The Need

Helen Phillips

Simon & Schuster More about this book >

On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous

Ocean Vuong

Penguin Press / Penguin Random House More about this book >

The Nickel Boys

Colson Whitehead

Doubleday / Penguin Random House More about this book >

Judges
Dorothy Allison
Dorothy Allison
Ruth Dickey
Ruth Dickey
Javier Ramirez
Javier Ramirez
Danzy Senna
Danzy Senna
Chair
Jeff VanderMeer
Jeff VanderMeer
Media


Susan Choi accepts the 2019 National Book Award for Fiction for Trust Exercise


Sarah M. Broom accepts the 2019 National Book Award for Nonfiction for The Yellow House


Arthur Sze accepts the 2019 National Book Award for Poetry for Sight Lines


László Krasznahorkai accepts 2019 National Book Award for Translated Literature


Edmund White receives the 2019 Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters


Martin W. Sandler accepts the 2019 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature


Oren Teicher accepts the 2019 Literarian Award at the National Book Awards Ceremony


2019 National Book Awards Ballot

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