Awards & Winners

2012 National Book Award

Check winners and nominations of 2012 National Book Award. Check awards winners of 2012 National Book Awards Ceremony. (Click on the Award name to show winners and nominees)

2012 National Book Awards Ceremony

National Book Award for Nonfiction

Katherine Boo

Honored for : Behind the Beautiful Forevers

Nominations »

Nominee Nominated Work
Katherine Boo Behind the Beautiful Forevers
Anne Applebaum Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1944-1956
Robert Caro The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson
Domingo Martinez The Boy Kings of Texas: A Memoir
Anthony Shadid House of Stone: A Memoir of Home, Family, and a Lost Middle East
National Book Award for Young People's Literature

William Alexander

Honored for : Goblin Secrets

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Nominee Nominated Work
William Alexander Goblin Secrets
Carrie Arcos Out of Reach
Patricia McCormick Never Fall Down
Eliot Schrefer Endangered
Steve Sheinkin Bomb: The Race to Build--and Steal--the World's Most Dangerous Weapon
National Book Award for Poetry

David Ferry

Honored for : Bewilderment: New Poems and Translations

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Nominee Nominated Work
David Ferry Bewilderment: New Poems and Translations
Cynthia Huntington Heavenly Bodies
Tim Seibles Fast Animal
Alan Shapiro Night of the Republic
Susan Wheeler Meme
National Book Award for Fiction

Louise Erdrich

Honored for : The Round House

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Nominee Nominated Work
Louise Erdrich The Round House
Junot Díaz This is How You Lose Her
Dave Eggers A Hologram for the King
Ben Fountain Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk
Kevin Powers The Yellow Birds