If you didn't watch the livestream, here's who won the National Book Awards this year:
YOUNG PEOPLE’S LITERATURE Neal Shusterman, Challenger Deep
POETRY Robin Coste Lewis, Voyage of the Sable Venus
FICTION Adam Johnson, Fortune Smiles
NONFICTION Ta-Nehisi Coates, Between the World and Me
Of course people have opinions about which books should have won. A lot of folks were pulling for Noelle Stevenson to win the young adult award with her comic Nimona, for instance. And the favorite to win the fiction award was Hanya Yanagihara's A Little Life. If you have any dobut about Yanagihara's genius, you should attend her reading at University Book Store this Friday, where she'll be interviewed by Shelf Awareness's David Wheeler. The reading is free.