Announcing the Winners of the 2019 National Book Awards

Congratulations to the 2019 National Book Awards Winners, who were named at tonight’s 70th National Book Awards Ceremony and Benefit Dinner!

You can rewatch the ceremony in its entirety on Facebook, and for more information on the National Book Awards and the work of the National Book Foundation, visit our website,

Trust Exercise

by Susan Choi

Henry Holt and Company / Macmillan Publishers

Young People’s Literature
1919 The Year That Changed America

by Martin W. Sandler

Bloomsbury Children’s Books / Bloomsbury Publishing

Translated Literature
Baron Wenckheim’s Homecoming

by László Krasznahorkai, translated by Ottilie Mulzet

New Directions

Sight Lines

by Arthur Sze

Copper Canyon Press

The Yellow House

by Sarah M. Broom

Grove Press / Grove Atlantic