To follow up on our posts here and here about the National Book Awards, the winners have been announced! The official website of the National Book Foundation states that the 5 winners were chosen from a wide selection:
In 2011, there were 1,223 books submitted for the National Book Awards. The number of books by genre:
- Fiction – 315
- Nonfiction – 441
- Poetry – 189
- YPL- 278
That’s a lot of books for less than twenty judges to get through! Our congratulations to the winners, and we’ll definitely be adding these titles to our holiday reading list.