The B&N Book of the Year 2021

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The Lyrics: 1956 to the Present (Two-Volume Set) (B&N Book of the Year)

by Paul McCartney

The Lyrics: 1956 to the Present (Two-Volume Set) (B&N Book of the Year)

by Paul McCartney

This two-volume set is a masterpiece inside and out. Filled with McCartney’s commentary, personal photos, and lyrics from his most meaningful songs, it is an essential addition to any fan's library and the Barnes & Noble Book of the Year for 2021.

2021 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 Jason Mott for Hell of a Book.

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 Jason Mott for Hell of a Book.

Booker Prize 2021 Winner

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The Promise (Booker Prize Winner)

by Damon Galgut

The Promise (Booker Prize Winner)

by Damon Galgut

The prestigious Booker Prize is given for a novel written in English. The winner for 2021 is Damon Galgut's The Promise, an epic South African drama that unfurls against the unrelenting march of history.

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

Explore 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 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.”

B&N Children’s & YA Book Awards Winner

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Amari and the Night Brothers

by B. B. Alston

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 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.