As their mission states, the "National Book Awards continues to recognize the best of American literature, raising the cultural appreciation of great writing in the country while advancing the careers of both established and emerging writers...."
- Shadow Country, by Peter Matthiessen (fiction)
- The Hemingses of Monticello, by Annette Gordon-Reed (non-fiction)
- Fire to Fire: new and collected poems, by Mark Doty (poetry)
- What I Saw and How I Lied, by Judy Blundell (young people's literature)
Don't we all love awards and award shows? Aren't you excited for these writers? We knew you would be. We also thought you might be interested to know who some of the past winners were, so we created a display of previous winners that we have in our book collection. You may have read some of them, but if not, we know you will want to add lots of them to your "to-read" list. That list just gets longer and longer, doesn't it?
Tell you what, they're writin' 'em faster than we can buy 'em!
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