2021

winners

Discover honored books by category:

FINALISTS

A Little Devil in America: Notes in Praise of Black Performance

Hanif Abdurraqib

Random House / Penguin Random House More about this book >

Running Out: In Search of Water on the High Plains

Lucas Bessire

Princeton University Press More about this book >

Tastes Like War: A Memoir

Grace M. Cho

Feminist Press at the City University of New York More about this book >

Covered with Night: A Story of Murder and Indigenous Justice in Early America

Nicole Eustace

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

LONGLIST

Judges
Eula Biss
Eula Biss
Aaron John Curtis
Aaron John Curtis
Nell Painter
Nell Painter
Chair
Kate Tuttle
Kate Tuttle
Jerald Walker
Jerald Walker
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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