1997 National Book Awards
The 48th Annual National Book Awards were presented November 18, 1997, at New York City's Marriott Marquis Hotel.
|Fiction:||Cold Mountain, Charles Frazier (Atlantic Monthly Press)|
|Nonfiction:||American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson, Joseph J. Ellis (Knopf)|
|Poetry:||Effort at Speech: New and Selected Poems, William Meredith (Triquarterly Books/Northwestern University Press)|
|Young People's Literature:||Dancing on the Edge, Han Nolan (Harcourt Brace)|