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National Book Awards

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The National Book Awards have been awarded every November by the National Book Foundation in the United States since 1950. The Awards were established to enhance the public's awareness of exceptional books written by Americans, and to increase the popularity of reading in general.



Value

1.
One Winner in each genre receives $10,000 for the best book chosen in Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Young People's Literature.
2.
Sixteen short-list prizes of $1,000 each will be awarded to the Finalists

Conditions

1.
Full-length books of fiction and general nonfiction are eligible. Collections of short
stories and collections of essays by one author are eligible. Collected and selected poems by one author are eligible. All books must be published in the United States.
2.
eBooks are considered for the National Book Award in conjunction with traditionally printed books.
3.
Authors must be U.S. citizens.
4.
Books scheduled for publication between December 1, 2006 and November 30, 2007 are eligible.
5.
Works by authors who are living at the commencement of the eligibility year (Dec. 1) may be submitted to the National Book Awards competition.
6.
An English translation of a book originally written in another language is not eligible.
7.
Anthologies containing work written by multiple authors are not eligible.
8.
Collections and/or retellings of folk-tales, myths, and fairy-tales are not eligible.
9.
A reprint of a book published in a previous award year is not eligible.
10.
In the event of a dispute as to eligibility, the Foundation will decide whether a book is eligible, and its decision will be binding.
11.
No entry will be ineligible because its author has previously won the National Book Award, or any other award.
12.
Self-published books and e-books are eligible, provided that the author/publisher also publishes titles by other authors. Note: the Foundation may request the publisher's catalog as proof of multiple publications.
13.
Books published through self-publishing services are ineligible.

Winners

National Book Awards (2006):

FICTION
The Echo Maker (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)
- Richard Powers

Mark Z. Danielewski, Only Revolutions (Pantheon)
Ken Kalfus, A Disorder Peculiar to the Country (Ecco/HarperCollins)
Dana Spiotta, Eat the Document (Scribner/Simon & Schuster)
Jess Walter, The Zero (Judith Regan Books/HarperCollins)

NONFICTION
The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl (Houghton Mifflin)
- Timothy Egan

Taylor Branch, At Canaan’s Edge: America in the King Years, 1965-68 (Simon & Schuster)
Rajiv Chandrasekaran, Imperial Life in the Emerald City: Inside Iraq’s Green Zone (Alfred A. Knopf)
Peter Hessler, Oracle Bones: A Journey Between China’s Past and Present (HarperCollins)
Lawrence Wright, The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 (Alfred A. Knopf)

POETRY
Splay Anthem (New Directions)
- Nathaniel Mackey

Louise Glück, Averno (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)
H.L. Hix, Chromatic (Etruscan Press)
Ben Lerner, Angle of Yaw (Copper Canyon Press)
James McMichael, Capacity (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)

YOUNG PEOPLE'S LITERATURE
The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Vol. 1: The Pox Party (Candlewick Press)
- M.T. Anderson

Martine Leavitt, Keturah and Lord Death (Front Street Books/Boyds Mills Press)
Patricia McCormick, Sold (Hyperion Books for Children)
Nancy Werlin, The Rules of Survival (Dial/Penguin)
Gene Luen Yang, American Born Chinese (First Second/Roaring Brook Press/Holtzbrinck)

Address

The National Book Foundation
95 Madison Avenue, Suite 709
New York, N.Y. 10016
Phone (212) 685-0261
Fax (212) 213-6570

URL

http://www.nationalbook.org/
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