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National Book Award

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The National Book Award is awarded by the National Book Foundation. Categories include Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Young People's Literature, and the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.

  1. Faithful and Virtuous Night New Mass Market $15.50

National Book Award for Poetry

Review: “One reason Glück has proved so central to American poetry, for five decades now, lies in her remarkable talent for recapturing wonder. For all her disabused austerity, she remains a great poet of renewal. This is not a matter of optimism, or &... (read more)


  1. Brown Girl Dreaming
    New Hardcover $16.99

National Book Award for Young Peoples Literature

Review: "The writer's passion for stories and storytelling permeates the memoir, explicitly addressed in her early attempts to write books and implicitly conveyed through her sharp images and poignant observations seen through the eyes of a child. Woodson's... (read more)


  1. Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune,... New Compact Disc $14.99

National Book Award for Nonfiction

Publisher Comments: A vibrant, colorful, and revelatory inner history of China during a moment of profound transformation From abroad, we often see China as a caricature: a nation of pragmatic plutocrats and ruthlessly dedicated students destined to rule the global economy... (read more)


  1. Redeployment
    Used Hardcover $14.00

National Book Award for Fiction

Publisher Comments: Phil Klay's Redeployment takes readers to the frontlines of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, asking us to understand what happened there, and what happened to the soldiers who returned. Interwoven with themes of brutality and faith, guilt and fear... (read more)

Awards for 2014

  1. National Book Award for Poetry

    1. $23.00 New Hardcover add to wish list

      Faithful and Virtuous Night

      Louise Gluck 9780374152017
    Review: “One reason Glück has proved so central to American poetry, for five decades now, lies in her remarkable talent for recapturing wonder. For all her disabused austerity, she remains a great poet of renewal. This is not a matter of optimism, or &... (read more)
  2. National Book Award for Young People's Literature

    1. $16.99 New Hardcover add to wish list

      Brown Girl Dreaming

      Jacqueline Woodson 9780399252518
    Review: "The writer's passion for stories and storytelling permeates the memoir, explicitly addressed in her early attempts to write books and implicitly conveyed through her sharp images and poignant observations seen through the eyes of a child. Woodson's... (read more)
  3. National Book Award for Nonfiction

    1. $27.00 New Hardcover add to wish list
    Publisher Comments: A vibrant, colorful, and revelatory inner history of China during a moment of profound transformation From abroad, we often see China as a caricature: a nation of pragmatic plutocrats and ruthlessly dedicated students destined to rule the global economy... (read more)
  4. National Book Award for Fiction

    1. $18.50 Used Hardcover add to wish list

      Redeployment

      Phil Klay 9781594204999
    Publisher Comments: Phil Klay's Redeployment takes readers to the frontlines of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, asking us to understand what happened there, and what happened to the soldiers who returned. Interwoven with themes of brutality and faith, guilt and fear... (read more)

Past Winners

  1. Fiction 2013

    The Good Lord Bird
    Sale Hardcover $9.98
  2. Nonfiction 2013

    The Unwinding: An Inner History of...
    Used Hardcover $9.50
  3. Poetry 2013

    Incarnadine: Poems
    Used Trade Paper $8.95
  4. Young Peoples Literature 2013

    The Thing about Luck Sale Hardcover $7.98
  5. Fiction 2012

    The Round House
    Used Hardcover $9.95
  6. Nonfiction 2012

    Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life,...
    Used Hardcover $10.95
  7. Poetry 2012

    Bewilderment: New Poems and... Used Trade Paper $10.00
  8. Young Peoples Literature 2012

    Goblin Secrets
    Used Hardcover $7.95
  9. Fiction 2011

    Salvage the Bones
    Used Hardcover $9.50
  10. Nonfiction 2011

    The Swerve: How the World Became Modern
    Used Hardcover $14.00
  11. Poetry 2011

    Head Off and Split: Poems Used Trade Paper $9.95
  12. Young Peoples Literature 2011

    Inside Out and Back Again Used Hardcover $9.00
  13. Fiction 2010

    Lord of Misrule
    Used Hardcover $9.95
  14. Nonfiction 2010

    Just Kids
    Used Trade Paper $9.50
  15. Poetry 2010

    Lighthead Used Trade Paper $10.00
  16. Young Peoples Literature 2010

    Mockingbird
    Used Hardcover $9.95
  17. Fiction 2009

    Let the Great World Spin
    Used Trade Paper $8.00
  18. Nonfiction 2009

    The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of... Used Hardcover $10.95
  19. Poetry 2009

    New California Poetry #27:... Used Trade Paper $10.95
  20. Young Peoples Literature 2009

    Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice Used Hardcover $7.95
  21. Fiction 2008

    Shadow Country: A New Rendering of...
    Used Trade Paper $3.95

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