National Book Award

NEW YORK (AP) — Jesmyn Ward, Masha Gessen, and Frances Fitzgerald are among this year’s finalists for the National Book Awards. On Wednesday, the National Book Foundation announced short lists of five each in the categories of fiction, nonfiction, young people’s literature and poetry. Winners will be announced at a Manhattan dinner ceremony on Nov. […]

NEW YORK (AP) — “Between the World and Me,” Ta-Nehisi Coates’ brief, unflinching meditation on race and police violence, won the National Book Award for nonfiction on Wednesday night. The fiction prize was given to Adam Johnson’s “Fortune Smiles,” an eclectic and edgy story collection set everywhere from the former East Germany to a Louisiana […]

NEW YORK (AP) — “Between the World and Me,” Ta-Nehisi Coates’ blunt and impassioned letter to his son about racism and police violence, is a finalist for the National Book Awards. Coates’ work, one of the top sellers this summer, is among 10 nominees announced Wednesday by the National Book Foundation, which presents the awards. […]