The 2023 National Book Awards were announced last night during a ceremony hosted by LeVar Burton, with Oprah Winfrey as a guest speaker. Since 1950, the National Book Awards have awarded the best writing in America, and last night’s ceremony granted awards in five categories: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Translated Literature, and Young People’s Literature.
Here are the winners of the 2023 National Book Awards:
Blackouts by Justin Torres
The Rediscovery of America: Native Peoples and the Unmaking of U.S. History by Ned Blackhawk
From Unincorporated Territory [Åmot] by Craig Santos Perez
The Words that Remain by Stênio Gardel, translated by Bruna Dantas Lobato
Young People’s Literature
A First Time for Everything by Dan Santat
Lifetime Achievement Awards
For a list of the finalists, click here.
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