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The National Book Awards 2021

The winners of the 2021 National Book Award in Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Translated Literature and Young People's Literature were announced on November 17th at the virtual 72nd National Book Awards Ceremony. Two lifetime achievement awards also were presented as part of the evening’s ceremony: Nancy Pearl received the National Book Foundation’s Literarian Award for Outstanding Service to the American Literary Community, and Karen Tei Yamashita was recognized with the Foundation’s Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.