In 2009, 193 publishers submitted 1,129 books for the 2009 National Book Awards.
The total number of books by genre:
Fiction - 236, Nonfiction -481, Poetry - 161, Young People's Lit. - 251
And The Winners Are...
Fiction: Colum McCann, Let the Great World Spin
Nonfiction: T. J. Stiles, The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt
Poetry: Keith Waldrop, Transcendental Studies: A Trilogy
YA Literature: Phillip Hoose, Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice
Have you read any of these books? Let the Great World Spin in on my Kindle right now. Any books you felt should have won instead? Share your thoughts here! And let me know what is a winner on your bookshelf! In the meantime if you'd like to see all finalists for the award, here's the LINK.