The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead (Doubleday) won the National Book Award in the Fiction category, presented at a ceremony in New York on November 16, 2016.
Each National Book Award finalist receives $1,000, a medal, and a citation. The winner receives $10,000 and a bronze sculpture. 5 Under 35 honorees also receive a $1,000 prize. For more, including the complete lists of finalists, see the National Book Award site.