Announcing the Winners of the 2018 National Book Awards

Congratulations to the 2018 National Book Awards Winners, who were named at tonight’s 69th National Book Awards Ceremony and Benefit Dinner! 

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Young People’s Literature

The Poet X

by Elizabeth Acevedo

HarperTeen / HarperCollins Publishers

Translated Literature

The Emissary

by Yoko Tawada, translated by Margaret Mitsutani

New Directions Publishing



by Justin Phillip Reed

Coffee House Press


The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke

by Jeffrey C. Stewart 

Oxford University Press


The Friend

by Sigrid Nunez

Riverhead Books / Penguin Random