National Book Award for Fiction - WikipediaThis list only includes the winners and finalists for the Young People's Literature category. View the complete list of National Book Award winners. On March 16, , publishers, editors, writers, and critics gathered at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City to celebrate the first annual National Book Awards, an award given to writers by writers. Between the s and s, the awards were expanded in order to broaden the audience for these award winning books. But in , the Board reduced the number of categories for the award, and reestablished the National Book Awards with an emphasis that the Awards are given by writers to writers.
List of winners of the National Book Award
See also Finalists for this award. The National Book Awards are a set of annual U. The National Book Awards were established in by the American Booksellers Association, abandoned during World War II, and re-established by three book industry organizations in Now they are presented to U. The nonprofit National Book Foundation was established in to administer and enhance the Book Awards and "move beyond [them] into the fields of education and literacy", primarily by sponsoring public appearances by writers. Its mission is "to celebrate the best of American literature, to expand its audience, and to enhance the cultural value of good writing in America.
"Best of" Lists
The National Book Awards were first awarded to four publications in May Contrary to that historical fact, the National Book Foundation currently recognizes only a history of purely literary awards that begins in The pre-war awards and the to graphics awards are covered below following the main list of current award categories. The main list below is organized by the current award categories and by year. The four categories' winners are selected from hundreds of preliminary nominees.