The 72nd edition of the National Book Award was organized as a virtual event by the National Book Foundation. Jason Mott won the 2021 National Book Award for fiction for his novel “Hell of a Book”, a narrative about a black author’s adventure while travelling around in a book tour.
Winners of 2021 National Book Awards:
|Fiction||Hell of a Book||Jason Mott|
|Non-Fiction||All That She Carried: The Journey of Ashley’s Sack, a Black Family Keepsake||Tiya Miles|
|Young People’s Literature||Last Night at the Telegraph Club||Malinda Lo|
|Best Translated Literature||Winter in Sokcho||Elisa Shua Dusapin and translator Aneesa Abbas Higgins
(translated from French)