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.
YOUNG PEOPLE’S LITERATURE: