2008 National Book Awards
The 60th Annual National Book Awards were presented November 18, 2009, in New York City.
|Fiction:||Let the Great World Spin, Colum McCann (Random House)|
|Nonfiction:||The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt, T. J. Stiles (Knopf)|
|Poetry:||Transcendental Studies: A Trilogy, Keith Waldrop (University of California Press)|
|Young People's Literature:||Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice, Phillip Hoose (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)|