The Barnes & Noble Book of the Year 2020

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World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, and Other Astonishments (B&N Exclusive Gift Edition) (B&N Book of the Year)

by Aimee Nezhukumatathil

The 2020 Barnes & Noble Book of the Year is World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, and Other Astonishments by Aimee Nezhukumatathil! Filled with tender illustrations and meditations on nature, this stunning book is a celebration of the natural world by way of memoir. See All Finalists.

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 (National Book Award Winner)
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.

The Best Books of 2020

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The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse (B&N Exclusive Gift Edition)
Cemetery Boys
The Vanishing Half
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue
Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning
Caste (Oprah's Book Club): The Origins of Our Discontents
World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, and Other Astonishments (B&N Exclusive Gift Edition) (B&N Book of the Year)
Untamed
A Good Girl's Guide to Murder
Chain of Gold (Last Hours Series #1)
Rhythm of War (Stormlight Archive Series #4)
House of Earth and Blood
Greenlights
The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (Barnes & Noble YA Book Club Edition) (Hunger Games Series Prequel)
A Promised Land

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

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