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National Book Awards 2016 winners announced

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It’s been a long wait since the National Book Foundation named the 2016 longlist, and then winnowed the names down to a five-book shortlist in each category. Now, it’s finally time for the National Book Awards to be handed out.

With honors in fiction, nonfiction, young people’s literature, and poetry, the National Book Awards celebrate the best American literature released this year. See the final shortlists and winners (bolded) below.

FICTION:

  • Chris Bachelder, The Throwback Special
  • Paulette Jiles, News of the World 
  • Karan Mahajan, The Association of Small Bombs
  • Colson Whitehead, The Underground Railroad
  • Jacqueline Woodson, Another Brooklyn

NONFICTON:

  • Arlie Russell Hochschild, Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right 
  • Ibram X. Kendi, Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America 
  • Viet Thanh Nguyen, Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War 
  • Andrés Reséndez, The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America  
  • Heather Ann Thompson, Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy 

YOUNG PEOPLE’S LITERATURE:

  • Kate DiCamillo, Raymie Nightingale
  • John Lewis, Andrew Aydin & Nate Powell (Artist), March: Book Three
  • Grace Lin, When the Sea Turned to Silver
  • Jason Reynolds, Ghost
  • Nicola Yoon, The Sun Is Also a Star

POETRY:

  • Daniel Borzutzky, The Performance of Becoming Human
  • Rita Dove, Collected Poems 1974 – 2004
  • Peter Gizzi, Archeophonics
  • Jay Hopler, The Abridged History of Rainfall
  • Solmaz Sharif, Look

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