National Book Award for Young People's Literature Winners, FinalistsSince the awards have been administered and presented by the National Book Foundation , but they are awards "by writers to writers". General fiction was one of four categories when the awards were re-established in For several years beginning , prior to the Foundation, there were multiple fiction categories: hardcover, paperback, first novel or first work of fiction; from to hardcover and paperback children's fiction ; and only in five awards to mystery fiction , science fiction , and western fiction. The award recognizes one book written by a U. The National Book Foundation accepts nominations from publishers until June 15, requires mailing nominated books to the panelists by August 1, and announces five finalists in October.
Jesmyn Ward accepts the 2017 National Book Award for Fiction (full speech)
National Book Award for Fiction
See also Finalists for this award. The National Book Awards are a set of annual U. The National Book Awards were established in by the American Booksellers Association, abandoned during World War II, and re-established by three book industry organizations in Now they are presented to U. The nonprofit National Book Foundation was established in to administer and enhance the Book Awards and "move beyond [them] into the fields of education and literacy", primarily by sponsoring public appearances by writers. Its mission is "to celebrate the best of American literature, to expand its audience, and to enhance the cultural value of good writing in America.
National Book Awards at TCU
The National Book Awards were first awarded to four publications in May Contrary to that historical fact, the National Book Foundation currently recognizes only a history of purely literary awards that begins in , This list only includes the winners and finalists for the Young People's Literature category.