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National Book Award Winners    

posted by: November 16, 2017 - 8:43am

Last night in New York City, four writers won the world’s most illustrious literary prize, the National Book Award. Jesmyn Ward's Sing, Unburied, Sing won for fiction, marking the second award for this talented author. Masha Gessen's The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia won the award for nonfiction. The poetry award went to Frank Bidart's Half-Light: Collected Poems 1965-2016 and Robin Benway's Far from the Tree won for young people's literature. The ceremony was hosted by Cynthia Nixon and President Bill Clinton was a special presenter. 

 

In addition to a bronze medal and statue, each winner receives $10,000 along with the award, while each finalist gets $1,000 and a bronze medal of his or her own. The full list of finalists is here

 

Cover Art for Sing, Unburied, Sing Cover Art for The Future Is History Cover Art for Half-Light Cover Art for Far from the Tree


 
 

Revised: November 16, 2017