Winners of the National Book Awards (NBA) in the Fiction and Young People’s Literature categories were announced November 17, 2021 in a virtual ceremony.
Winners for non-fiction, translated literature, and poetry were also announced.
A total of 415 books were submitted for the Fiction category, 164 books for Translated Literature, and 344 books for Young People’s Literature. The 2021 Fiction judges are Alan Michael Parker, Emily Pullen, Margaret Wilkerson Sexton, Luis Alberto Urrea (chair), and Charles Yu. The Young People’s Literature judges are Pablo Cartaya (presenter), Traci Chee, Leslie Connor, Cathryn Mercier (chair), and Ibi Aanu Zoboi.
Each category winner will receive $10,000 and a bronze sculpture. For more information, including the complete list of winners, see the NBA site.
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