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Introducing our picks for the Best Books of the Year in Fiction, Manga, Biography, Cookbooks, Teens & YA, Young Reader, and more!

2021 Winner

The Swedish Academy has awarded the 2021 Nobel Prize in Literature to the U.K.-based Tanzanian writer Abdulrazak Gurnah for “uncompromising and compassionate penetration of the effects of colonialism and the fate of the refugee in the gulf between cultures and continents.”

The Overall Winner of the B&N Children’s & YA Book Awards

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Amari and the Night Brothers

by B. B. Alston

 It is not often that a debut book comes around that enchants our hearts and minds as much as Amari and the Night Brothers did.  Chock full of imagination, heart and spellbinding magical fun, this book is middle-grade fantasy at its finest.

2021 Winners

The Pulitzer Prize presents awards in the categories of Fiction, Drama, History, Biography, Poetry, General Nonfiction, and Music. This year's Pulitzer Prize in Fiction went to Louise Erdrich for her novel The Night Watchman.

The Barnes & Noble Book of the Year 2020

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World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, and Other Astonishments (B&N Exclusive Gift Edition) (B&N Book of the Year)

by Aimee Nezhukumatathil

The 2020 Barnes & Noble Book of the Year is World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, and Other Astonishments by Aimee Nezhukumatathil! Filled with tender illustrations and meditations on nature, this stunning book is a celebration of the natural world by way of memoir. See All Finalists.