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Here Are The 2015 National Book Awards Winners

The winners were revealed at the 66th National Book Awards ceremony.

Posted on November 18, 2015, at 9:56 p.m. ET

The Fiction award went to Adam Johnson for Fortune Smiles: Stories.

Random House
Samson Yee


In six masterly stories, Johnson delves deep into love and loss, natural disasters, the influence of technology, and how the political shapes the personal.

Adam Johnson was one of BuzzFeed Books' first contributors.

Ta-Nehisi Coates won the Nonfiction award for Between the World and Me.

Spiegel & Grau/Penguin Random House
Nina Subin


Masterfully woven from lyrical personal narrative, reimagined history, and fresh, emotionally charged reportage, Between the World and Me offers a powerful new framework for understanding America's history and current crisis, and a transcendent vision for a way forward.

You can read more about Between the World and Me here.

The Poetry award went to Robin Coste Lewis for Voyage of the Sable Venus.

Alfred A. Knopf
Kate Flint


Offering a new understanding of biography and the self, this collection questions just where, historically, do ideas about the black female figure truly beginβ€”five hundred years ago, five thousand, or even longer? Lewis's book is a thrilling aesthetic anthem to the complexity of raceβ€”a full embrace of its pleasure and horror, in equal parts.

Neal Shusterman won the Young People's Literature award for Challenger Deep.

HarperCollins Children's Books
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Bosch is a brilliant high school student whose friends are starting to notice his odd behavior. Bosch pretends to join the school track team but spends his days walking for miles, absorbed by the thoughts in his head. He is dealing with schizophrenia... and as fantasy and paranoia begin to take over, his parents have only one choice left.

Joyce Ravid
David Burnett

Congratulations to all!

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