National Book Award
The National Book Award (NBA) is next to the Pulitzer Prize the most prestigious literary award in the USA.
It is awarded annually since 1950; currently in the four categories of novel, nonfiction, poetry and young people's book. Previously, there were a number of other categories, but were gradually abandoned. In addition, two awards for lifetime achievement will be awarded annually, the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters and the liter Arian Award for Outstanding Service to the American Literary Community.
Between 1980 and 1986 the award was given under the name American Book Award, since 1989, the NBA is awarded by the National Book Foundation, set up specially for this purpose. For each category, there is a five-member independent jury.
The winner must be a U.S. citizen; his work must be written in English and published in the USA. The prize is worth $ 10,000.
Category prose ( fiction )
Category Non-Fiction ( Nonfiction )
Category Poetry ( Poetry )
Category YA (Young People's Literature)
Category Children's Book
Category picture book
Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letter ( Lifetime Achievement )
- 2012: Elmore Leonard
Liter Arian Award for Outstanding Service to the American Literarary community ( life's work )
- 2012: Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr., head of the New York Times Corporation.