Current and historical winners of the National Book Awards, with links to further information at BookBrowse.

National Book Awards Award Winners

National Book Awards

First awarded in 1950, the National Book Awards recognize the best of American literature. The Awards are announced in November.

Current and Previous Award Winners:
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