2019

winners

Discover honored books by category:

WINNER

Baron Wenckheim’s Homecoming

Ottilie Mulzet, László Krasznahorkai

New Directions More about this book >

FINALISTS

Death Is Hard Work

Khaled Khalifa
Leri Price

Farrar, Straus and Giroux / Macmillan Publishers More about this book >

The Barefoot Woman

Scholastique Mukasonga
Jordan Stump

Archipelago Books More about this book >

The Memory Police

Yoko Ogawa
Stephen Snyder

Pantheon Books / Penguin Random House More about this book >

Crossing

Pajtim Statovci
David Hackston

Pantheon Books / Penguin Random House More about this book >

LONGLIST

The Collector of Leftover Souls: Field Notes on Brazil’s Everyday Insurrections

Eliane Brum Diane Grosklaus Whitty

Graywolf Press More about this book >

Space Invaders Translated by Natasha Wimmer

Nona Fernández Natasha Wimmer

Graywolf Press More about this book >

Will and Testament

Vigdis Hjorth Charlotte Barslund

Verso Fiction / Verso Books More about this book >

When Death Takes Something from You Give It Back: Carl’s Book

Naja Marie Aidt Denise Newman

Coffee House Press More about this book >

Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead

Olga Tokarczuk Antonia Lloyd-Jones

Riverhead Books / Penguin Random House More about this book >

Judges
Keith Gessen
Keith Gessen
Elisabeth Jaquette
Elisabeth Jaquette
Katie Kitamura
Katie Kitamura
Idra Novey
Idra Novey
Chair
Shuchi Saraswat
Shuchi Saraswat
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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