2005 National Book Awards
The 56th Annual National Book Awards were presented November 16, 2005, in New York City.
|Fiction:||Europe Central, William T. Vollmann, (Viking)|
|Nonfiction:||The Year of Magical Thinking, Joan Didion, (Knopf)|
|Poetry:||Migration: New and Selected Poems, W. S. Merwin, (Copper Canyon Press)|
|Young People's Literature:||The Penderwicks, Jeanne Birdsall, (Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers)|
|Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Literature:||Norman Mailer|
|Literarian Award for Outstanding Service to the American Literary Community:||Lawrence Ferlinghetti|