National Book Award Winners

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L. McMaken
12-3-11
Cincinnati, OH

 

The National Book Awards just announced the winners for 2011. They received 1,223 books for review for the prestigious award, Fiction – 315 books submitted, Nonfiction – 441, Poetry – 189, YPL- 278. The winners are:

Fiction:
Jesmyn WardSalvage the Bones
(Bloomsbury USA)

Non-Fiction:
Stephen Greenblatt, The Swerve: How the World Became Modern
(W. W. Norton & Company)

Poetry:
Nikky FinneyHead Off & Split
(TriQuarterly, an imprint of Northwestern University Press)

Young People’s Literature:
Thanhha LaiInside Out & Back Again
(Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers)

Congratulations to all winners and finalists.