Awards & Winners

2008 National Book Award

Check winners and nominations of 2008 National Book Award. Check awards winners of 2008 National Book Awards Ceremony. (Click on the Award name to show winners and nominees)

2008 National Book Awards Ceremony

National Book Award for Fiction

Peter Matthiessen

Honored for : Shadow Country

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Nominee Nominated Work
Peter Matthiessen Shadow Country
Aleksandar Hemon The Lazarus Project
Rachel Kushner Telex from Cuba
Marilynne Robinson Home
Salvatore Scibona The End
National Book Award for Nonfiction

Annette Gordon-Reed

Honored for : The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family

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Nominee Nominated Work
Annette Gordon-Reed The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family
Drew Gilpin Faust This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War
Jane Mayer The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How The War on Terror Turned into a War on American Ideals
Jim Sheeler Final Salute: A Story of Unfinished Lives
Joan Wickersham The Suicide Index
National Book Award for Poetry

Mark Doty

Honored for : Fire to Fire

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Nominee Nominated Work
Mark Doty Fire to Fire
Frank Bidart Watching the Spring Festival
Reginald Gibbons Creatures of a Day
Richard Howard Without Saying
Patricia Smith Blood dazzler
National Book Award for Young People's Literature

Judy Blundell

Honored for : What I Saw and How I Lied

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Nominee Nominated Work
Judy Blundell What I Saw and How I Lied
Laurie Halse Anderson Chains
Kathi Appelt The Underneath
E. Lockhart The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks
Tim Tharp The Spectacular Now