Congratulations to the 2015 National Book Award Winners!
November 18, 2015

[Winners in boldface, but it was a particularly strong field of nominees this year.]FICTIONKaren E. Bender, RefundAngela Flournoy, The Turner HouseLauren Groff, Fates and FuriesAdam Johnson, Fortune SmilesHanya Yanagihara, A Little LifeNONFICTIONTa-Nehisi Coates, Between the World and MeSally Mann, Hold StillSy Montgomery, The Soul of an OctopusCarla Power, If the Oceans Were Ink: An Unlikely Friendship and a Journey to the Heart of the QuranTracy K. Smith, Ordinary LightPOETRYRoss Gay, Catalog of Unabashed GratitudeTerrance Hayes, How to Be DrawnRobin Coste Lewis, Voyage of the Sable VenusAda Limón, Bright Dead ThingsPatrick Phillips, Elegy for a Broken MachineYOUNG PEOPLE’S LITERATUREAli Benjamin, The Thing About JellyfishLaura Ruby, Bone GapSteve Sheinkin, Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam WarNeal Shusterman, Challenger DeepNoelle Stevenson, Nimona