2017 National Book Awards Announced

Fiction winner Jesmyn Ward delivering her acceptance speech

 

Last night, the National Book Foundation announced the winners of this year’s National Book Awards. Jesmyn Ward—one of the three women to take home one of the four awards—won her second NBA after 2011’s Salvage the Bones.

To follow are this year’s winners. For a full list of finalists, click here.

 

Fiction

Sing, Unburied, Sing, by Jesmyn Ward

 

Nonfiction

The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia, by Masha Gessen

 

Poetry

Half-light: Collected Poems 1965-2016, by Frank Bidart

 

Young People’s Literature

Far from the Tree, by Robin Benway

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