In a brisk awards ceremony (that came in right on time) this year’s National Book Awards, hosted by Padma Lakshmi, have been bestowed upon the following!
FICTION: Tess Gunty, The Rabbit Hutch
NONFICTION: Imani Perry, South to America: A Journey Below the Mason-Dixon to Understand the Soul of a Nation
POETRY: John Keene, Punks: New & Selected Poems
TRANSLATION: Samanta Schweblin (Megan McDowell, translator), Seven Empty Houses
YOUNG PEOPLE’S LITERATURE: Sabaa Tahir, All My Rage
Congratulations to all!