Established in 1959, this American literary prize annually recognizes distinguished writers of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and young people's literature. The 4 winners, one in each category, receive a cash prize of $10,000 and a bronze sculpture. This prestigious award has been given the likes of Walker Percy, Colum McCann, Lillian Hellman, Bernard Malamud, John Updike and others.
Former Marine Phil Kay Wins National Book Award for “Redeployment” In “Redeployment”, a soldier who has had to shoot dogs because they were eating human corpses must learn what it is like to return to domestic life in suburbia, surrounded by people “who have no idea where Fallujah is, where three members of his platoon died. http://rosecoveredglasses.wordpress.com/2014/11/21/former-marine-phil-kay-wins-national-book-award-for-redeployment/
All past National Book Award finalists and winners.