2003 National Book Awards
The 54th Annual National Book Awards were presented November 19, 2003, at New York City's Marriott Marquis Hotel.
|Fiction:||The Great Fire, Shirley Hazzard (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)|
|Nonfiction:||Waiting for Snow in Havana: Confessions of a Cuban Boy, Carlos Eire (Free Press/Simon & Schuster)|
|Poetry:||The Singing, C. K. Williams (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)|
|Young People's Literature:||The Canning Season, Polly Horvath (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)|
|Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Literature:||Stephen King|