The 2012 National Book Award Winners

The National Book Awards began as an idea in 1950 to give awards to writers from writers. The awards are sponsored by; The American Book Publisher’s Council, The Book Manufacturers’ Institute, and The American Booksellers’ Association, and are awarded to writing in the fiction, non-fiction and poetry.
The award winners for 2012 are:

Fiction:
Louise Erdrich – The Round House

Non-Fiction:
Katherine Boo  – Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity

Poetry:
David Ferry  Bewilderment: New Poems and Translations

Young People’s Literature award”
William Alexander – Goblin Secrets

A list of all the award finalists, as well as links to their works can be found here.

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