2000 National Book Awards

Updated September 9, 2022 | Infoplease Staff

The 51st Annual National Book Awards were presented November 15, 2000, at New York City's Marriott Marquis Hotel.

Fiction:In America, Susan Sontag (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
Nonfiction:In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex, Nathaniel Philbrick (Viking Penguin)
Poetry:Blessing the Boats: New and Selected Poems 1988–2000, Lucille Clifton (BOA Editions, Ltd.)
Young People's Literature:Homeless Bird, Gloria Whelan (HarperCollins Children's Books)
Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Literature:Ray Bradbury

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