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, 1999) Set in China as its society is slowly moving away from its traditional ways, the novel focuses on the lives of three characters in a love triangle.
(Nonfiction, 2006) Egan details the stories of those who lived through the Great Depression's Dust Bowl.