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, 1996) These stories about the love of science and the science of love, look at the complexities of ambition, failure, achievement, and shattered dreams.
(Nonfiction, 1998) This is the story of black and white families who lived side by side for five generations, and of everyday Americans who confront their vexed inheritance together.
(Fiction, 2001) Franzen's novel revolves around the troubled lives of the Lamberts who are getting together for "one last Christmas" as the family patriarch is showing signs of dementia.
(Fiction, 2006) After a near fatal accident, Mark wakes up from a coma with a rare case of Capgras Syndrome and must face the aftermath of the accident.
(Nonfiction, 2009) Read about the life of the father of modern capitalism in this work that illustrates an important financial and economic movement.
(Fiction, 2003) At the end of WWII, the men and women of Europe and Asia struggle to put their lives back together.
(Nonfiction, 2008) The author examines the complex and often ignored relationship between the Hemings family and President Thomas Jefferson in this historical work.
(Fiction, 2004) Ella Lynch is courted by the future dictator of Paraguay, Francisco Solano, and follows him to Paraguay, an isolated and new world.
(Nonfiction, 2001) This candid memoir focuses on depression through interviews with sufferers, doctors, and researchers.