2000 National Book Awards
The 51st Annual National Book Awards were presented November 15, 2000, at New York City's Marriott Marquis Hotel.
|Fiction:||In America, Susan Sontag (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)|
|Nonfiction:||In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex, Nathaniel Philbrick (Viking Penguin)|
|Poetry:||Blessing the Boats: New and Selected Poems 1988–2000, Lucille Clifton (BOA Editions, Ltd.)|
|Young People's Literature:||Homeless Bird, Gloria Whelan (HarperCollins Children's Books)|
|Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Literature:||Ray Bradbury|