Posted on November 16, 2023 at 9:57 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Congratulations to the 2023 winners of the National Book Award!

Each of these authors received $10,000 (and some bling) at last night's ceremony.

FictionBlackouts by Justin Torres

NonfictionThe Rediscovery of America: Native Peoples and the Unmaking of U.S. History
by Ned Blackhawk

Poetry: ​​​from unincorporated territory [åmot] by Craig Santos Perez

Translated literatureThe Words That Remain, written by Stênio Gardel and translated from Portuguese by Bruna Dantas Lobato

Young people's literatureA First Time for Everything by Dan Santat

Host LeVar Burton and Oprah Winfrey, who also spoke during the ceremony, used the stage as a platform for denouncing book bans and challenges.

And, of course, there was talk of Gaza, Israel, and war ... twenty of the twenty-five finalists took to the stage as one of their own read a statement calling for a ceasefire in the Middle East.

You can read coverage of the event from the Guardian, The New York Times, and NPR.

Categories: Today in Books

Tagged As: Awards, Book lists, Politics

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