The National Book Award

2010_nba_winnerEstablished in 1950, the National Book Award is an American literary prize administered by the National Book Foundation, a nonprofit organization. A pantheon of such writers as William Faulkner, Marianne Moore, Ralph Ellison, John Cheever, Bernard Malamud, Philip Roth, Robert Lowell, Walker Percy, John Updike, Katherine Anne Porter, Norman Mailer, Lillian Hellman, Elizabeth Bishop, Saul Bellow, Donald Barthelme, Flannery O’Connor, Adrienne Rich, Thomas Pynchon, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Alice Walker, Charles Johnson, E. Annie Proulx, and Colum McCann have all won the Award.

 

2015 Young People’s Literature Longlist:

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli 

Symphony for the City of the Dead: Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad by M.T. Anderson 

The Thing About Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin 

Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson 

This Side of Wild: Mutts, Mares, and Laughing Dinosaurs by Gary Paulsen 

Bone Gap by Laura Ruby 

X: A Novel by Ilyasah Shabazz, with Kekla Magoon 

Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War by Steve Sheinkin 

Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman 

Nimona by Noelle Stevenson 

 

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