National Book Award Finalists

Established in 1950, the National Book Awards are American literary prizes administered by the National Book Foundation, a nonprofit organization. A pantheon of writers such as William Faulkner, Marianne Moore, Ralph Ellison, John Cheever, Bernard Malamud, Philip Roth, Robert Lowell, Walker Percy, John Updike, Katherine Anne Porter, Norman Mailer, Lillian Hellman, Elizabeth Bishop, Saul Bellow, Toni Morrison, Flannery O’Connor, Adrienne Rich, Thomas Pynchon, Alice Walker, E. Annie Proulx, Jesmyn Ward, and Ta-Nehisi Coates have all won National Book Awards. Although other categories have been recognized in the past, the Awards currently honor the best Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Translated Literature, and Young People’s Literature, published each year.

Matrix: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781594634499
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 7th, 2021

A Little Devil in America: Notes in Praise of Black Performance Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781984801197
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Published: Random House - March 30th, 2021

Sho Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781950268153
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Published: Wave Books - April 6th, 2021

Peach Blossom Paradise Cover Image
By Ge Fei, Canaan Morse (Translated by)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781681374703
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Published: NYRB Classics - December 8th, 2020

Me (Moth) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250780362
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - August 17th, 2021

Cloud Cuckoo Land: A Novel Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781982168438
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Published: Scribner - September 28th, 2021

All That She Carried: The Journey of Ashley's Sack, a Black Family Keepsake Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781984854995
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Published: Random House - June 8th, 2021

The Prophets Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593085684
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - January 5th, 2021

Hell of a Book: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593330968
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Published: Dutton - June 29th, 2021

The Legend of Auntie Po Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525554899
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Published: Kokila - June 15th, 2021

Running Out: In Search of Water on the High Plains Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780691212647
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Published: Princeton University Press - May 18th, 2021

Tastes Like War: A Memoir Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781952177941
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Published: Feminist Press - May 18th, 2021

Covered with Night: A Story of Murder and Indigenous Justice in Early America Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781631495878
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Published: Liveright - April 27th, 2021

A Thousand Times You Lose Your Treasure Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781950268177
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Published: Wave Books - April 6th, 2021

Winter in Sokcho Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781948830416
Published: Open Letter - April 27th, 2021

The Twilight Zone: A Novel Cover Image
By Nona Fernández, Natasha Wimmer (Translated by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9781644450475
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Published: Graywolf Press - March 16th, 2021

Planet of Clay Cover Image
By Samar Yazbek, Leri Price (Translator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781642861013
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Published: World Editions - October 5th, 2021

Last Night at the Telegraph Club Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780525555254
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - January 19th, 2021

Too Bright to See Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780593111154
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Published: Dial Books - April 20th, 2021

Revolution in Our Time: The Black Panther Party’s Promise to the People Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781536214185
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Published: Candlewick - November 8th, 2021

The Sunflower Cast a Spell to Save Us from the Void Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781643620367
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Published: Nightboat Books - February 2nd, 2021

Zorrie Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781635575361
Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - February 9th, 2021

Floaters: Poems Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780393541038
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - January 19th, 2021

What Noise Against the Cane (Yale Series of Younger Poets #115) Cover Image
By Desiree C. Bailey, Carl Phillips (Foreword by)
$20.00
ISBN: 9780300256536
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Published: Yale University Press - April 13th, 2021

When We Cease to Understand the World Cover Image
By Benjamin Labatut, Adrian Nathan West (Translated by)
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ISBN: 9781681375663
Published: New York Review Books - September 28th, 2021