The National Book Foundation believes that literature is a vital part of American culture. Working with writers, publishers, libraries, and booksellers, the Foundation celebrates the best of American literature to help expand its audience and enhance the cultural value of good writing in America.
Each year since 1950, the Foundation has granted the National Book Awards to the best in American Fiction, Non-fiction, Poetry and Young People's Literature. This year, the winners of the Awards will be announced on November 19, on the Foundation's website www.nationalbook.org.
You can also go to the website to view a full list of National Book Award winners and finalists from 1950 to the present.