2021

winners

Discover honored books by category:

WINNER

Winter in Sokcho

Aneesa Abbas Higgins, Elisa Shua Dusapin

Open Letter More about this book >

FINALISTS

Peach Blossom Paradise

Ge Fei
Canaan Morse

New York Review Books More about this book >

The Twilight Zone

Nona Fernández
Natasha Wimmer

Graywolf Press More about this book >

When We Cease to Understand the World

Benjamín Labatut
Adrian Nathan West

New York Review Books More about this book >

Planet of Clay

Samar Yazbek
Leri Price

World Editions More about this book >

LONGLIST

Waiting for the Waters to Rise

Maryse Condé Richard Philcox

World Editions More about this book >

On the Origin of Species and Other Stories

Bo-Young Kim Joungmin Lee Comfort Sora Kim-Russell

Kaya Press More about this book >

Rabbit Island: Stories

Elvira Navarro Christina MacSweeney

Two Lines Press More about this book >

An Inventory of Losses

Judith Schalansky Jackie Smith

New Directions More about this book >

In Memory of Memory

Maria Stepanova Sasha Dugdale

New Directions More about this book >

Judges
Jessie Chaffee
Jessie Chaffee
Madhu H. Kaza
Madhu H. Kaza
Achy Obejas
Achy Obejas
Sergio de la Pava
Sergio de la Pava
Stephen Snyder
Stephen Snyder
Chair, Translator
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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