Congratulations to the 2020 National Book Awards Winners, who were named at tonight’s 71st National Book Awards Ceremony!

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

Young People’s Literature

King and the Dragonflies 

by Kacen Callender 

Scholastic Press / Scholastic Inc.

Translated Literature

Tokyo Ueno Station

by Yu Miri, Translated from the Japanese by Morgan Giles

Riverhead Books / Penguin Random House



DMZ Colony

by Don Mee Choi

Wave Books


The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X

by Les Payne and Tamara Payne 

Liveright / W. W. Norton & Company


Interior Chinatown

by Charles Yu

Pantheon Books / Penguin Random House

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