2018 National Book Award Winners Announced

Chris Schluep on November 15, 2018
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Last night the National Book Foundation announced the winners at the 69th National Book Awards Ceremony and Benefit Dinner at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. Two lifetime achievement awards were also presented at the Awards dinner: Isabel Allende was recognized with the National Book Foundation’s Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, presented by Luís Alberto Urrea, and Doron Weber received the Foundation’s Literarian Award for Outstanding Contribution to the American Literary Community, presented by Margot Lee Shetterly.

Below are the shortlists for the awards, with the winner at the top of each list in bold. Congratulations to all!


Fiction


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The Friend: A Novel by Sigrid Nunez

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A Lucky Man: Stories by Jamel Brinkley

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Florida by Lauren Groff

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Where the Dead Sit Talking by Brandon Hobson

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The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai


Nonfiction


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The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke by Jeffrey C. Stewart

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The Indian World of George Washington: The First President, the First Americans, and the Birth of the Nation by Colin G. Calloway

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American Eden: David Hosack, Botany, and Medicine in the Garden of the Early Republic by Victoria Johnson

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Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth by Sarah Smarsh

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We the Corporations: How American Businesses Won Their Civil Rights by Adam Winkler


Poetry


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Indecency by Justin Phillip Reed

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Wobble (Wesleyan Poetry Series) by Rae Armantrout

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American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin (Penguin Poets) by Terrance Hayes

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Ghost Of (The Omnidawn Open) by Diana Khoi Nguyen

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Eye Level: Poems by Jenny Xie


Young People's Literature


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The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

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The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge by M.T. Anderson

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The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle by Leslie Connor

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The Journey of Little Charlie by Christopher Paul Curtis

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Hey, Kiddo by Jarrett J. Krosoczka


Translated Literature


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The Emissary by Yoko Tawada

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Disoriental by Négar Djavadi

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Trick by Domenico Starnone

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Flights by Olga Tokarczuk

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Love by JHanne Orstavik


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