2010 National Book Award Winners



The National Book Foundation recently honored the 2010 winners of the National Book Awards. Below are the winners, the finalists, and interviews with each as found on the NBF website.

In 2010, there were 1,115 books submitted for the National Book Awards.
The number of books by genre:

  • Fiction: 302
  • Nonfiction: 435
  • Poetry: 148
  • Young People’s Literature: 230



WINNER: Jaimy GordonLord of Misrule (McPherson & Co.) – Interview

Peter Carey
Parrot and Olivier in America (Alfred A. Knopf) – Interview

Nicole Krauss, Great House (W.W. Norton & Co.) – Interview

Lionel ShriverSo Much for That
(Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers) – Interview

Karen Tei YamashitaI Hotel (Coffee House Press) – Interview

Fiction Judges: Andrei CodrescuSamuel R. DelanySabina Murray
Joanna Scott
Carolyn See


WINNER: Patti SmithJust Kids (Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers) –Interview

Barbara DemickNothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea
(Spiegel & Grau, an imprint of The Random House Publishing Group) – Interview

John W. DowerCultures of War: Pearl Harbor, Hiroshima, 9-11, Iraq
(W.W. Norton & Co/The New Press ) – Interview

Justin SpringSecret Historian: The Life and Times of Samuel Steward
(Farrar, Straus & Giroux) – Interview

Megan K. StackEvery Man in This Village Is a Liar: An Education in War
(Doubleday) – Interview

Nonfiction Judges: Blake BaileyMarjorie GarberJennifer Michael HechtSeth LererSallie Tisdale



WINNER: Terrance HayesLighthead (Penguin Books) – Interview

Kathleen Graber
The Eternal City (Princeton University Press) – Interview

James RichardsonBy the Numbers (Copper Canyon Press) – Interview

C.D. WrightOne with Others (Copper Canyon Press) – Interview

Monica YounIgnatz (Four Way Books) – Interview

Poetry Judges: Rae ArmantroutCornelius EadyLinda Gregerson
Jeffrey McDaniel
Brenda Shaughnessy



WINNER: Kathryn ErskineMockingbird
(Philomel Books, a division of Penguin Young Readers Group) – Interview

Paolo BacigalupiShip Breaker (Little, Brown & Co.) – Interview

Laura McNeal, Dark Water (Alfred A. Knopf) – Interview

Walter Dean MyersLockdown
(Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers) – Interview

Rita Williams-Garcia, One Crazy Summer
(Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers) – Interview

Young People’s Literature Judges: Laban Carrick HillKelly Link
Tor Seidler
Hope Anita SmithSara Zarr


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