National Book Awards
The National Book Award is awarded by the Association of American Publishers. The following is a list of the winners for Fiction and Nonfiction; other categories include Poetry, Young People's Literature and the medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. Awards are announced in November of each year.
(Fiction, 1994) This novel focuses on history professor, Oscar Crease, and the litigious nature of society.
(Fiction, 1992) When his grandfather and the home he grew up in is sold, John Grady Cole leaves his hometown with his best friend and heads to Mexico on horseback.
(Nonfiction, 1997) Ellis explores the complex world of Thomas Jefferson and separates fact from myth.
(Nonfiction, 1996) This memoirs looks at a father and son who try to navigate their lives as they conflict with each others.
(Nonfiction, 1992) This memoir reflects on the author's life as "perfect Paul" Monette as he struggles to find himself and come out of the closet.
(Nonfiction, 2012) Based on three years of research and reporting, this book looks at the dramatic story of families working toward a better life in Mumbai.
(Fiction, 1998) Billy Lynch's friends and family gather to eulogize him, but even after death his life sparks revelations of disappointment and love.
(Fiction, 1997) A deserting Confederate soldier risks his life to return to his sweetheart, who is fighting her own battle to save her farm from worsening conditions.
(Nonfiction, 1999) This book explores the aftermath of the Japanese defeat in WWII, including the affects it had on its society.