2023

winners

Discover honored books by category:

FINALISTS

Liliana’s Invincible Summer: A Sister’s Search for Justice

Cristina Rivera Garza

Hogarth / Penguin Random House More about this book >

Ordinary Notes

Christina Sharpe

Farrar, Straus and Giroux / Macmillan Publishers More about this book >

We Could Have Been Friends, My Father and I: A Palestinian Memoir

Raja Shehadeh

Other Press More about this book >

Fire Weather: A True Story from a Hotter World

John Vaillant

Knopf / Penguin Random House More about this book >

LONGLIST

King: A Life

Jonathan Eig

Farrar, Straus and Giroux / Macmillan Publishers More about this book >

The Slip: The New York City Street That Changed American Art Forever

Prudence Peiffer

Harper / HarperCollins Publishers More about this book >

When Crack Was King: A People's History of a Misunderstood Era

Donovan X. Ramsey

One World / Penguin Random House More about this book >

A Man of Two Faces: A Memoir, A History, A Memorial

Viet Thanh Nguyen

Grove Press / Grove Atlantic More about this book >

I Saw Death Coming: A History of Terror and Survival in the War Against Reconstruction

Kidada E. Williams

Bloomsbury Publishing More about this book >

Judges
Hanif Abdurraqib
Hanif Abdurraqib
Ada Ferrer
Ada Ferrer
Chair
James Fugate
James Fugate
Sarah Schulman
Sarah Schulman
Sonia Shah
Sonia Shah
Media


2023 National Book Awards Ceremony - featuring LeVar Burton welcome and special guest Oprah Winfrey


2023 National Book Awards Ceremony - Oprah Winfrey


National Book Foundation Presents Lifetime Achievement Award to Paul Yamazaki, 2023


National Book Foundation’s Board Chair David Steinberger at the 74th National Book Awards


National Book Foundation Presents 2023 Lifetime Achievement Award to Rita Dove


National Book Foundation – Falling in Love with Reading


National Book Foundation’s Executive Director Ruth Dickey at the 74th National Book Awards


Dan Santat accepts 2023 National Book Award for Young People’s Lit. for A First Time for Everything


Stenio Gardel, Bruna Dantas Lobato accept 2023 Nat Book Award(Trans. Lit). for The Words That Remain


Craig Santos Perez accepts 2023 National Book Award, Poetry for from unincorporated territory [åmot]


Ned Blackhawk accepts the 2023 National Book Award for Nonfiction for The Rediscovery of America


Justin Torres accepts the 2023 National Book Award for Fiction for Blackouts


Statement from 2023 National Book Award Finalists


74th Annual National Book Awards Ceremony - Full Event


2023 National Book Awards Ballot - full color


2023 National Book Awards Ballot - printer friendly

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