The National Book Foundation announced its National Book Award winners on Wednesday, November 19.
Phil Klay was named the winner in the fiction category for his book of short stories, Redeployment, which takes readers to the frontlines of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The winner in the nonfiction category was Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China by Evan Osnos, a vibrant, colorful, and revelatory inner history of China during a moment of profound transformation.
Taking the poetry prize was Louise Glück’s Faithful and Virtuous Night, a luminous, seductive new collection from the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet.
Finally, the award for the Young People’s Literature category went to Jacqueline Woodson’s Brown Girl Dreaming, in which the author shares her childhood memories and reveals the first sparks that ignited her writing career in free-verse poems about growing up in the North and South.