National Book Award Winners, 2009–2018

By National Book Foundation

By National Book Foundation

The Friend

Sigrid Nunez

$16.00 $14.72

2018 winner, fiction

The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke

Jeffrey C Stewart

$39.95 $35.96

2018 winner, nonfiction

Indecency

Justin Phillip Reed

$16.95 $15.59

2018 winner, poetry

The Emissary

Yoko Tawada

$14.95 $13.75

2018 winner, literature in translation (the inaugural winner of this category)

The Poet X

Elizabeth Acevedo

$17.99 $16.55

2018 winner, young people's literature

Sing, Unburied, Sing

Jesmyn Ward

$17.00

2017 winner, fiction

The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia

Masha Gessen

$18.00 $16.56

2017 winner, nonfiction

Half-Light: Collected Poems 1965-2016

Frank Bidart

$20.00 $18.00

2017 winner, poetry

Far from the Tree

Robin Benway

$11.99 $11.03

2017 winner, young people's literature

The Underground Railroad

Colson Whitehead

$16.95 $15.59

2016 winner, fiction

Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America

Ibram X Kendi

$19.99 $18.39

2016 winner, nonfiction

March: Book Three

John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, et al.

$19.99 $18.39

2016 winner, young people's literature

Fortune Smiles: Stories

Adam Johnson

$17.00

2015 winner, fiction

Between the World and Me

Ta-Nehisi Coates

$26.00 $23.40

2015 winner, nonfiction

Voyage of the Sable Venus: And Other Poems

Robin Coste Lewis

$19.95 $18.35

2015 winner, poetry

Challenger Deep

Neal Shusterman and Brendan Shusterman

$10.99 $10.11

2015 winner, young people's literature

Redeployment

Phil Klay

$16.00 $14.72

2014 winner, fiction

Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China

Evan Osnos

$16.00 $14.72

2014 winner, nonfiction

Faithful and Virtuous Night: Poems

Louise Glück

$14.00 $12.88

2014 winner, poetry

Brown Girl Dreaming

Jacqueline Woodson

$10.99 $10.11

2014 winner, young people's literature

The Good Lord Bird

James McBride

$16.00 $14.72

2013 winner, fiction

The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America

George Packer

$27.00

2013 winner, nonfiction

Incarnadine

Mary Szybist

$16.00 $14.72

2013 winner, poetry

The Thing about Luck

Cynthia Kadohata and Julia Kuo

$8.99 $8.27

2013 winner, young people's literature

The Round House

Louise Erdrich

$16.99 $15.63

2012 winner, fiction

Behind the Beautiful Forevers

Katherine Boo

$18.00 $16.56

2012 winner, nonfiction

Goblin Secrets

William Alexander

$7.99 $7.35

2012 winner, young people's literature

Salvage the Bones

Jesmyn Ward

$17.00 $15.64

2011 winner, fiction

The Swerve: How the World Became Modern

Stephen Greenblatt

$16.95 $15.59

2011 winner, nonfiction

Head Off & Split: Poems

Nikky Finney

$16.95 $15.59

2011 winner, poetry

Inside Out & Back Again

Thanhhà Lai

$8.99 $8.27

2011 winner, young people's literature

Lord of Misrule

Jaimy Gordon

$25.00

2010 winner, fiction

Just Kids

Patti Smith

$16.99 $15.63

2010 winner, nonfiction

Lighthead: Poems

Terrance Hayes

$19.00 $17.48

2010 winner, poetry

Mockingbird

Kathryn Erskine

$7.99 $7.35

2010 winner, young people's literature

Let the Great World Spin

Colum McCann

$18.00 $16.56

2009 winner, fiction

The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt

T J Stiles

$21.00 $18.90

2009 winner, nonfiction

Transcendental Studies: A Trilogy

Keith Waldrop

$24.95

2009 winner, poetry

Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice

Phillip Hoose

$12.99 $11.95

2009 winner, young people's literature