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11/17/2021: 2021 National Book Award Winners Announced

 2021 National Book Award Winners announced!

Winners, finalists and long lists as well as all kinds of info about the winners at the website, here.

Two honorary prizes were presented: Author-playwright Karen Tei Yamashita received a lifetime achievement medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, and author-librarian-NPR commentator Nancy Pearl was given the Literarian Award for Outstanding Service to the American Literary Community!

A couple more great articles and reviews: from npr; and The New York Times.

And in case you missed it: the amazing list of finalists here.

Books: 
Hell of a Book: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593330968
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Published: Dutton - June 29th, 2021

2021 National Book Award Winner for Fiction

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All That She Carried: The Journey of Ashley's Sack, a Black Family Keepsake Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781984854995
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Published: Random House - June 8th, 2021

2021 National Book Award Winner for Nonfiction

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Floaters: Poems Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780393541038
Availability: Backordered
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - January 19th, 2021

2021 National Book Award Winner for Poetry


Winter in Sokcho Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781948830416
Availability: Backordered
Published: Open Letter - April 27th, 2021

2021 National Book Award Winner for Translated Literature


Last Night at the Telegraph Club Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780525555254
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - January 19th, 2021

2021 National Book Award Winner for Young People's Literature


Last Night at the Telegraph Club Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780525555278
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - December 28th, 2021

2021 National Book Award Winner for Young People's Literature


Tropic of Orange Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781566894869
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Published: Coffee House Press - September 12th, 2017

2021 National Book Award Winner: lifetime achievement medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters


A Daughter of the Samurai: A Memoir (Modern Library Torchbearers) Cover Image
By Etsu Inagaki Sugimoto, Karen Tei Yamashita (Introduction by), Yuki Obayashi (Introduction by)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593242667
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Published: Modern Library - July 6th, 2021

2021 National Book Award Winner: lifetime achievement medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters


The Writer's Library: The Authors You Love on the Books That Changed Their Lives Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062968494
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Published: HarperOne - November 16th, 2021

2021 National Book Award Winner: Literarian Award for Outstanding Service to the American Literary Community


George and Lizzie: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781501162909
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Touchstone - July 17th, 2018

2021 National Book Award Winner: Literarian Award for Outstanding Service to the American Literary Community