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.  B. B. Alston’s fantastical world-building is the icing on the cake of this epic tale of courage, friendship and determination that is deserving of a place on the bookshelves of young readers for many years to come.

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.

2020 Winners

The National Book Awards are the nation's preeminent literary prizes, honoring outstanding Fiction, Young People's Literature, Poetry, and Nonfiction. This year's fiction prize went to Charles Yu for Interior Chinatown.

Booker Prize 2020 Winner

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Shuggie Bain (Booker Prize Winner)

by Douglas Stuart

The prestigious Booker Prize is given for a novel written in English. This year's winner is Douglas Stuart's Shuggie Bain, the story of a working-class family getting by in 1980s Glasgow as seen through the eyes of their on-the-fringes son Hugh "Shuggie" Bain.

Louise Glück

The Swedish Academy has awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature to the American author Louise Glück "for her unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal."