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, 1993) The novel centers on Quoyle, a newspaper worker in New York, who, after multiple disturbing events transpire in his life, moves to his homeland of Newfoundland.
(Nonfiction, 2011) Scholar Stephen Greenblatt writes about the discovery of Lucretiusâ poem, "On the Nature of Things," and how it changed the world.
(Nonfiction, 2006) Egan details the stories of those who lived through the Great Depression's Dust Bowl.
(Nonfiction, 2005) Joan Didion explores her intensely personal yet universal experience of a life, family, and marriage in both good times and bad.
(Fiction, 2002) This gentle read features Fenno, a wry and introspective gay man, as he narrates the events of an unforeseen family reunion.
(Fiction, 2007) Set in 1965, this novel depicts characters working in the CIA during the United States' involvement in Vietnam.
(Nonfiction, 1993) From Eisenhower to Clinton, Gore Vidal looks at American history, politics, and culture through 114 essays.
(Nonfiction, 2003) The author reminisces about his childhood in 1950s Havana and the overnight upheaval of his world in January 1959 when the Batista government was toppled.