Winners of the National Book Awards for 2023 have been RevealedDiscover literary excellence as the winners of the 2023 National Book Awards are announced in the United States. Explore outstanding achievements in American literature.
on Nov 20, 2023
The winners of the 2023 National Book Awards have been revealed in the United States.
The winners in each category are:
Blackouts (Justin Torres, FSG)
The Rediscovery of America: Native peoples and the unmaking of US history (Ned Blackhawk, Yale University Press)
from unincorporated territory [åmot] (Craig Santos Perez, Omnidawn)
The Words That Remain (Stênio Gardel, trans by Bruna Dantas Lobato, New Vessel)
Young people’s literature
A First Time for Everything (Dan Santat, First Second).
There were also two lifetime achievement medals given out. Rita Dove, a poet, received the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, while Paul Yamazaki, a bookseller at City Lights, received the Literarian Award for Outstanding Service to the Literary Community.
The winners were picked from among the finalists released earlier this month. The National Book Foundation of the United States administers the awards.