2018 National Book Award Winners Announced

Last night, the National Book Foundation announced the winners of this year’s National Book Awards. This is the first year that the new award category for Translated Literature was given. To follow are this year’s winners, linked to Booklist reviews when available. For a full list of finalists, click here.

 

Fiction

The Friend by Sigrid Nunez

The Friend, by Sigrid Nunez

 

Nonfiction

The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke, by Jeffrey C. Stewart

The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke, by Jeffrey C. Stewart

 

Translated Literature

The Emissary, by Yoko Tawada, translated by Margaret Mitsutani

The Emissaryby Yoko Tawada, translated by Margaret Mitsutani

 

Poetry

Indecency, by Justin Phillip Reed

Indecency, by Justin Phillip Reed

 

Young People’s Literature

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

The Poet X, by Elizabeth Acevedo

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