1999 National Book Awards
The 50th Annual National Book Awards were presented November 17, 1999, at New York City's Marriott Marquis Hotel.
|Fiction:||Waiting, Ha Jin (Pantheon)|
|Nonfiction:||Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II, John W. Dower (W. W. Norton & Company/The New Press)|
|Poetry:||Vice: New and Selected Poems, Ai (W.W. Norton & Company)|
|Young People's Literature:||When Zachary Beaver Came to Town, Kimberly Willis Holt (Henry Holt and Company)|