Check out the 2023 National Book Awards winners and our read-alike titles, suggested by Oak Park’s fantastically well-read librarians!
The National Book Awards were established in 1950 to celebrate the best writing in America. Learn more about how the awards work from the National Book Foundation »
The winners & readalikes
- Fiction: Blackouts by Justin Torres
- Nonfiction: The Rediscovery of America: Native Peoples and the Unmaking of U.S. History by Ned Blackhawk
- Poetry: from unincorporated territory [åmot] by Craig Santos Perez
- Translated fiction: The Words That Remain by Stênio Gardel
- Young people's literature: A First Time for Everything by Dan Santat