2020

winners

Discover honored books by category:

WINNER

Interior Chinatown

Charles Yu

Pantheon Books / Penguin Random House More about this book >

FINALISTS

Leave the World Behind

Rumaan Alam

Ecco / HarperCollins Publishers More about this book >

A Children’s Bible

Lydia Millet

W. W. Norton & Company More about this book >

The Secret Lives of Church Ladies

Deesha Philyaw

West Virginia University Press More about this book >

Shuggie Bain

Douglas Stuart

Grove Press / Grove Atlantic More about this book >

LONGLIST

The Index of Self-Destructive Acts

Christopher Beha 

Tin House Books More about this book >

The Vanishing Half

Brit Bennett

Riverhead Books / Penguin Random House More about this book >

If I Had Two Wings

Randall Kenan

W. W. Norton & Company More about this book >

A Burning

Megha Majumdar

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

The Great Offshore Grounds

Vanessa Veselka

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

Judges
Roxane Gay
Roxane Gay
Chair
Cristina Henríquez
Cristina Henríquez
Laird Hunt
Laird Hunt
Rebecca Makkai
Rebecca Makkai
Keaton Patterson
Keaton Patterson
Media

Details about the schedule of events at the 2020 National Book Awards Ceremony
2020 National Book Awards Ceremony Schedule


2020 National Book Awards Ballot

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