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.

 

2016 Young People’s Literature Longlist:

Booked by Kwame Alexander

Raymie Nightingale by Kate DiCamillo

March: Book Three by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin & Nate Powell (Artist)

When the Sea Turned to Silver by Grace Lin

When the Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore

Burn Baby Burn by Meg Medina

Pax by Sara Pennypacker & Jon Klassen (Illustrator)

Ghost by Jason Reynolds

Sachiko: A Nagasaki Bomb Survivor’s Story by Caren Stelson

The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon [due out November 1]

 

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