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National Book Award Finalists Announced

The Finalists for the 2019 National Book Awards have been announced. The awards are given in five categories: Fiction, Non-fiction, Poetry, Literature in Translation, and Young People’s Literature. The National Book Award is given by The National Book Foundation and honors exceptional literature written by United States citizens.

This year’s finalists for Young Adult Literature are:

Last year’s winner for Young People’s Literature was The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo.

VCU professor and author Tressie McMillan Cottom has been nominated in the Non-fiction category for Thick: And Other Essays, which is available in Saunders Library.

Winners will be announced November 20, 2019.

More information: Twenty-five Finalists to contend for National Book Awards in the categories of Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Translated Literature, and Young People’s Literature

Cottom’s book, ‘Thick: And Other Essays,’ named a National Book Award finalist