2021

winners

Discover honored books by category:

WINNER

Hell of a Book

Jason Mott

Dutton / Penguin Random House More about this book >

FINALISTS

Cloud Cuckoo Land

Anthony Doerr

Scribner / Simon & Schuster More about this book >

Matrix

Lauren Groff

Riverhead Books / Penguin Random House More about this book >

Zorrie

Laird Hunt

Bloomsbury Publishing More about this book >

The Prophets

Robert Jones, Jr.

G. P. Putnam’s Sons / Penguin Random House More about this book >

LONGLIST

The Love Songs of W. E. B. Du Bois

Honorée Fanonne Jeffers

Harper / HarperCollins Publishers More about this book >

Abundance

Jakob Guanzon

Graywolf Press More about this book >

Intimacies

Katie Kitamura

Riverhead Books / Penguin Random House More about this book >

The Souvenir Museum: Stories

Elizabeth McCracken

Ecco / HarperCollins Publishers More about this book >

Bewilderment

Richard Powers

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

Judges
Alan Michael Parker
Alan Michael Parker
Emily Pullen
Emily Pullen
Margaret Wilkerson Sexton
Margaret Wilkerson Sexton
Luis Alberto Urrea
Luis Alberto Urrea
Chair
Charles Yu
Charles Yu
Media


72nd Annual National Book Awards Ceremony - Full Ceremony


National Book Foundation Presents Lifetime Achievement Award to Nancy Pearl, 2021


National Book Foundation Presents Lifetime Achievement Award to Karen Tei Yamashita


Jason Mott accepts the 2021 National Book Award for Fiction for HELL OF A BOOK


Tiya Miles accepts the 2021 National Book Award for Nonfiction for ALL THAT SHE CARRIED


Martín Espada accepts the 2021 National Book Award for Poetry for FLOATERS


Elisa Shua Dusapin and Aneesa Abbas Higgins accept the 2021 National Book Award for Translated Literature for WINTER IN SOKCHO


Malinda Lo accepts 2021 National Book Award for Young People's Lit, LAST NIGHT AT THE TELEGRAPH CLUB

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2021 National Book Awards Ballot

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