The National Book Award is one of my favorites possibly because it is the last major book award of the calendar year.  I enjoy that night in November where I stay up and wonder how on earth they can keep the finalists waiting through a long dinner and long speeches.

The National Book Award awards books in several categories: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and  “Young People’s” Literature.

For information about the National Book Award, go to their Homepage.  Here you can also see the finalists in the other categories.

Go here for a list of past winners.