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.



Sing, Unburied, Sing, by Jesmyn Ward



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



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


Young People’s Literature

Far from the Tree, by Robin Benway



About the Author:

Eugenia Williamson is the former Associate Editor of Digital Products at Booklist.

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