Watch the 2019 National Book Awards Ceremony

November 2019



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Watch the 70th National Book Awards, hosted by LeVar Burton were streamed live from New York City on November 20, 2019. It’s the biggest night in books, featuring the presentation of lifetime achievement awards to Edmund White and Oren Teicher, followed by the announcement of the Winners of National Book Awards in the categories of Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Translated Literature, and Young People’s Literature. You can watch the full ceremony below and on our Facebook page.

2019 Winners

Trust Exercise
by Susan Choi
Henry Holt and Company /
Macmillan Publishers

The Yellow House
by Sarah M. Broom
Grove Press / Grove Atlantic

Sight Lines
by Arthur Sze
Copper Canyon Press

Translated Literature
Baron Wenckheim’s Homecoming
by László Krasznahorkai, translated by Ottilie Mulzet
New Directions

Young People’s Literature
1919 The Year That Changed America
by Martin W. Sandler
Bloomsbury Children’s Books / Bloomsbury Publishing