National Book Awards Winners

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2020 Awards

Congratulations to the 2020 National Book Awards winners. Honorees include Charles Yu for the novel Interior Chinatown and Les Payne for the Malcolm X biography The Dead Are Arising.

Interior Chinatown (National Book Award Winner)
The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X (National Book Award Winner)
King and the Dragonflies (National Book Award Winner)
Tokyo Ueno Station (National Book Award Winner)
DMZ Colony (National Book Award Winner)

2020 Fiction Finalists

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Shuggie Bain
Interior Chinatown (National Book Award Winner)
Leave the World Behind (Barnes & Noble Book Club Edition)
The Secret Lives of Church Ladies
A Children's Bible

2020 Nonfiction Finalists

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The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X (National Book Award Winner)
The Undocumented Americans
Unworthy Republic: The Dispossession of Native Americans and the Road to Indian Territory
How to Make a Slave and Other Essays
My Autobiography of Carson McCullers

2020 Poetry Finalists

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DMZ Colony (National Book Award Winner)
Postcolonial Love Poem
A Treatise on Stars
Borderland Apocrypha
Fantasia for the Man in Blue

2020 Translated Literature Finalists

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Tokyo Ueno Station (National Book Award Winner)
Minor Detail
High as the Waters Rise
The Bitch
The Family Clause

2020 Young People's Literature Finalists

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The Way Back
When Stars Are Scattered
King and the Dragonflies (National Book Award Winner)
We Are Not Free
Every Body Looking

All 2020 Nominees

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The Vanishing Half
Caste (Oprah's Book Club): The Origins of Our Discontents
Cemetery Boys
Shuggie Bain
Interior Chinatown (National Book Award Winner)
Leave the World Behind (Barnes & Noble Book Club Edition)
The Secret Lives of Church Ladies
The Way Back
The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X (National Book Award Winner)
Owls of the Eastern Ice: A Quest to Find and Save the World's Largest Owl
When Stars Are Scattered
A Children's Bible
The Undocumented Americans
A Burning
Unworthy Republic: The Dispossession of Native Americans and the Road to Indian Territory

All National Book Awards Winners

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The Underground Railroad (Oprah's Book Club)
Between the World and Me
Interior Chinatown (National Book Award Winner)
Holes
The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X (National Book Award Winner)
The Poet X
Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America
In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex
Invisible Man
The Color Purple: A Novel
The Good Lord Bird (National Book Award Winner)
Brown Girl Dreaming
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
Inside Out and Back Again
The Yellow House (2019 National Book Award Winner)