1999 National Book Awards

Updated September 9, 2022 | Infoplease Staff

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)

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