2017 National Book Awards

2017 National Book Award Winners

2017 National Book Award Winners

Watch the 68th National Book Awards Ceremony

Watch the 2017 National Book Awards Ceremony as this year's winners will be announced in the categories of Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Young People's Literature. The Foundation will also honor Annie Proulx and Richard Robinson, Chairman, President & CEO of Scholastic. Hosted by acclaimed actress, director, and activist, Cynthia Nixon. 2017 National Book Awards Ballot

And the National Book Award goes to...

Who will take home this year's National Book Awards? Make your predictions on our 2017 Awards Ballot.

 

 

Fiction

2017 National Book Awards Longlist, Fiction

WINNER:

Jesmyn Ward, Sing, Unburied, Sing
(Scribner / Simon & Schuster)

Finalists:

Longlist:

Fiction Longlist


FICTION JUDGES:

Alexander Chee, Dave Eggers, Annie Philbrick, Karolina Waclawiak, Jacqueline Woodson (Chair)

Nonfiction

2017 Nonfiction Longlist

WINNER:

Masha Gessen, The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia
(Riverhead Books / Penguin Random House)

Finalists:

Longlist:

Nonfiction Longlist 2017


NONFICTION JUDGES:

Steve Bercu, Jeff Chang, Ruth Franklin, Paula J. Giddings (Chair), Valeria Luiselli

Poetry

WINNER:

Frank Bidart, Half-light: Collected Poems 1965-2016 (Farrar, Straus and Giroux / Macmillan Publishers)

Finalists:


Longlist:

Poetry Longllist


POETRY JUDGES:

Nick Flynn, Jane Mead, Gregory Pardlo, Richard Siken, Monica Youn (Chair)



Young People's Literature

2017 Young People's Literature Longlist Books

WINNER:

Robin Benway, Far from the Tree (HarperTeen / HarperCollins Publishers)

Finalists:

Longlist:

Young People's Literature Longlist


YOUNG PEOPLE'S LITERATURE JUDGES:

Suzanna Hermans, Brendan Kiely, Kekla Magoon, Meg Medina (Chair), Alex Sanchez