National Book Award Winners 2021

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The National Book Foundation has announced the winners for the 2021 National Book Awards on November 17th. As with last year, the awards are divided into five categories: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Translated Literature, and Young People’s Literature.

The judging panel for this year’s edition of the National Book Awards includes Alan Michael Parker, Emily Pullen, Margaret Wilkerson Sexton, Luis Alberto Urrea, and Charles Yu for Fiction; Eula Biss, Aaron John Curtis, Nell Painter, Kate Tuttle, and Jerald Walker for Nonfiction; Don Mee Choi, Natalie Diaz, Matthea Harvey, A. Van Jordan, and Ilya Kaminsky for Poetry; Jessie Chaffee, Sergio de la Pava, Madhu H. Kaza, Achy Obejas, and Stephen Snyder for Translated Literature; and Pablo Cartaya, Traci Chee, Leslie Connor, Cathryn Mercier, and Ibi Zoboi for Young People’s Literature.U

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The winners in each category will receive $10,000 and a bronze medal and statue; finalists will receive $1,000 and a bronze medal.

FICTION

Jason Mott, Hell of a Book
Dutton / Penguin Random House

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NONFICTION

Tiya Miles, All That She Carried: The Journey of Ashley’s Sack, a Black Family Keepsake
Random House / Penguin Random House

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POETRY

Martín Espada, Floaters
W. W. Norton & Company

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TRANSLATED LITERATURE

Elisa Shua Dusapin, Winter in Sokcho
Translated from the French by Aneesa Abbas Higgins
(Open Letter)

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YOUNG PEOPLE’S LITERATURE

Malinda Lo, Last Night at the Telegraph Club
(Dutton Books for Young Readers / Penguin Random House)

 

Last Night at the Telegraph Club Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780525555254
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - January 19th, 2021

Winter in Sokcho Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781948830416
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Open Letter - April 27th, 2021

Floaters: Poems Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780393541038
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - January 19th, 2021

All That She Carried: The Journey of Ashley's Sack, a Black Family Keepsake Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781984854995
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Random House - June 8th, 2021

Hell of a Book: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593330968
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Dutton - June 29th, 2021