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1998 National Book Awards

The 40th Annual National Book Awards were presented November 18, 1998, at New York City's Marriott Marquis Hotel.

Fiction:Charming Billy, Alice McDermott (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)
Nonfiction:Slaves in the Family, Edward Ball (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)
Poetry:This Time: New and Selected Poems, Gerald Stern (W.W. Norton)
Young People's Literature:Holes, Louis Sachar (Frances Foster Books/Farrar, Straus & Giroux)

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