The 2021 winners of the National Book Awards

The winners for this year’s National Book Awards have been announced. Since 1950, the National Book Awards have been celebrating the best writing in America.


  • The 2021 winner of the National Book Award for Fiction is Jason Mott for Hell of a Book.

  • The 2021 winner of the National Book Award for Nonfiction is Tiya Miles for All That She Carried.

  • The 2021 winner of the National Book Award for Poetry is Martín Espada for Floaters.

  • The 2021 winner of the National Book Award for Translated Literature is Elisa Shua Dusapin for Winter in Sokcho, translated by Aneesa Abbas Higgins.

  • The 2021 winner of the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature is Malinda Lo for Last Night at the Telegraph Club.


Learn more about the National Book Awards and this year’s winners here.

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Hell of a Book: WINNER of the National Book Award for Fiction

Hell of a Book: WINNER of the National Book Award for Fiction

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