National Book Award Winners (2015)

The National Book Awards Ceremony was yesterday (11/18/15).

The National Book Awards are a set of annual U.S. literary awards.[1][2] At the final National Book Awards Ceremony every November, the National Book Foundationpresents the National Book Awards and two lifetime achievement awards to authors.

The nonprofit National Book Foundation was established in 1988 to administer and enhance the National Book Awards and “move beyond [them] into the fields of education and literacy”, primarily by sponsoring public appearances by writers.[5] Its mission is “to celebrate the best of American literature, to expand its audience, and to enhance the cultural value of good writing in America.”[6]

(from Wikipedia)

So, who won?

Adam Johnson, who won a Pulitzer Prize for The Orphan Master’s Son a few years ago, took home the award for Fiction. This award was for his book Fortune Smiles: Stories

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Ta-Nehisi Coates, National Correspondent for The Atlantic, won the Non-Fiction award, for his novel Between the World and Me.

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Also, Robin Coste Lewis was given the award for Poetry, and Neal Shusterman was given the award for Young People’s Fiction.


 

Did you know the National Book Award was even a thing?? (I didn’t.)

Have you read any of the works by these authors?? (I haven’t.)

Do you think you will now that you’ve been introduced to them, if you haven’t already?? (Probably not.)

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2 Responses to National Book Award Winners (2015)

  1. Zezee says:

    Haha. I knew about it but forgot when the winners would be announced. I’d like to read Ta-Nehisi Coates’s book but I doubt I will.

    • I would probably read his book if I was given a copy of it, but honestly there are soooooo many books out there I want to read that books like his – that look interesting, but not intriguing – get pushed to the wayside.

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