Founded in 1974, the NBCC now comprises more than 1,000 working critics and book-review editors throughout the country, who annually vote and bestow its awards in six categories, honoring the best books published in the past year in the United States.
Author Tommy Orange will receive the annual John Leonard Prize, honoring first books in any genre for his novel THERE, THERE.
See all NBCC nominees here
Winners of the NBCC awards will be announced on Thursday, March 14 at a ceremony in Manhattan’s New School’s Tishman Auditorium. A finalists’ reading will be held on March 13 at 6:30 p.m. in the same location. Both events are free and open to the public.
This week, the National Book Foundation announced its Shortlists for the 2016 National Book Award: five titles in each of four categories.
The Association of Small Bombs
by Karan Mahajan
The Underground Railroad
by Colson Whitehead
Blood in the Water
by Heather Ann Thompson
YOUNG PEOPLE’S LITERATURE:
The Sun is Also a Star
by Nicola Yoon
The winners will be announced at the annual National Book Awards dinner on Wednesday, November 16 during which the Foundation’s Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters will be bestowed upon Robert A. Caro
, the singular, #1 bestselling, Pulitzer Prize, National Book Award-winning author of The Power Broker
and The Years of Lyndon Johnson
biographies. The award is given annually to an author who has enriched our literary heritage over a lifetime of achievement.
Our congratulations to Mr. Caro, his Knopf and Vintage publishing teams, and to Nicola Yoon, Heather Ann Thompson, Karan Mahajan, Colson Whitehead, and to their editors and publishers.
The 2015 finalists for the National Book Awards
have been revealed! Check out the write-up from NPR
for more information about the books and the full list of finalists.
Browse below to see all the Penguin Random House books in the running. Looking for something new to read? Problem solved.