National Book Awards

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2020 Winners

The National Book Awards are the nation's preeminent literary prizes, honoring outstanding Fiction, Young People's Literature, Poetry, and Nonfiction. This year's fiction prize went to Charles Yu for Interior Chinatown.

Interior Chinatown
The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X (National Book Award Winner)
King and the Dragonflies (National Book Award Winner)
Tokyo Ueno Station (National Book Award Winner)
DMZ Colony (National Book Award Winner)

Booker Prize 2020 Winner

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Shuggie Bain (Booker Prize Winner)

by Douglas Stuart

The prestigious Booker Prize is given for a novel written in English. This year's winner is Douglas Stuart's Shuggie Bain, the story of a working-class family getting by in 1980s Glasgow as seen through the eyes of their on-the-fringes son Hugh "Shuggie" Bain.

B&N's Book of the Year Finalists

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World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, and Other Astonishments
Leave the World Behind (Barnes & Noble Book Club Edition)
The Vanishing Half
Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times
Pieometry: Modern Tart Art and Pie Design for the Eye and the Palate
Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning
Accidentally Wes Anderson

The Best Books of 2020

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A Promised Land
Ready Player Two
How the King of Elfhame Learned to Hate Stories (B&N Exclusive Edition)
A Wealth of Pigeons: A Cartoon Collection
Stuff You Should Know: An Incomplete Compendium of Mostly Interesting Things (B&N Exclusive Edition)
Accidentally Wes Anderson
The Deep End (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series #15)
Clanlands: Whisky, Warfare, and a Scottish Adventure Like No Other
Grime and Punishment (Barnes & Noble Exclusive Edition) (Dog Man Series #9)
Is This Anything?
The Answer Is...: Reflections on My Life
Midnight Sun
Modern Comfort Food: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook
And the People Stayed Home (Family Book, Coronavirus Kids Book, Nature Book)

2020 Nobel Prize in Literature

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Louise Glück

The Swedish Academy has awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature to the American author Louise Glück "for her unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal."

The Wild Iris
Faithful and Virtuous Night
Poems 1962-2012
Proofs and Theories: Essays on Poetry
American Originality: Essays on Poetry
A Village Life
The Seven Ages
Vita Nova
The First Four Books of Poems

Pulitzer Prizes

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2020 Winners

The Pulitzer Prize presents awards in the categories of Fiction, Drama, History, Biography, Poetry, General Nonfiction, and Music. This year's Pulitzer Prize in Fiction went to Colson Whitehead for his novel The Nickel Boys.

The Nickel Boys (Barnes & Noble Book Club Edition) (Pulitzer Prize Winner)
The Undying: Pain, Vulnerability, Mortality, Medicine, Art, Time, Dreams, Data, Exhaustion, Cancer, and Care
The End of the Myth: From the Frontier to the Border Wall in the Mind of America
The Tradition
Sontag: Her Life and Work
Sweet Taste of Liberty: A True Story of Slavery and Restitution in America