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Here are the winners of the 2021 National Book Awards.

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November 17, 2021, 8:37pm

Tonight, in a digital ceremony hosted by Phoebe Robinson, the National Book Foundation announced the winners of its 2021 National Book Awards in Young People’s Literature, Translated Literature, Poetry, Nonfiction, and Fiction. The winners in each category will receive $10,000 and a bronze medal and statue; finalists will receive $1,000 and a bronze medal. (Bragging rights are also involved.) So without any further ado, raise a glass to your latest crop of National Book Award winners:


Jason Mott, Hell of a Book
Dutton / Penguin Random House



Tiya Miles, All That She Carried: The Journey of Ashley’s Sack, a Black Family Keepsake
Random House / Penguin Random House



Martín Espada, Floaters
W. W. Norton & Company



Elisa Shua Dusapin, Winter in Sokcho
Translated from the French by Aneesa Abbas Higgins
(Open Letter)



Malinda Lo, Last Night at the Telegraph Club
(Dutton Books for Young Readers / Penguin Random House)

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