2019

winners

Discover honored books by category:

WINNER

1919 The Year That Changed America

Martin W. Sandler

Bloomsbury Children’s Books, Bloomsbury Publishing More about this book >

FINALISTS

Pet

Akwaeke Emezi

Make Me a World, Penguin Random House More about this book >

Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks

Jason Reynolds

Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books, Simon & Schuster More about this book >

Patron Saints of Nothing

Randy Ribay

Penguin Random House More about this book >

Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All

Laura Ruby

Balzer + Bray, HarperCollins Publishers More about this book >

LONGLIST

Kiss Number 8

Colleen AF Venable Ellen T. Crenshaw

First Second Books, Macmillan Publishers More about this book >

The Undefeated

Kwame Alexander Kadir Nelson

Versify, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt More about this book >

SHOUT

Laurie Halse Anderson

Viking Books for Young Readers, Penguin Random House More about this book >

A Place to Belong

Cynthia Kadohata

Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books, Simon & Schuster More about this book >

Out of Salem

Hal Schrieve

Triangle Square, Seven Stories Press More about this book >

Judges
Elana K. Arnold
Elana K. Arnold
Kristen Gilligan
Kristen Gilligan
Varian Johnson
Varian Johnson
An Na
An Na
Chair
Deborah Taylor
Deborah Taylor
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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