2003 National Book Awards

Updated September 9, 2022 | Infoplease Staff

The 54th Annual National Book Awards were presented November 19, 2003, at New York City's Marriott Marquis Hotel.

Fiction:The Great Fire, Shirley Hazzard (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)
Nonfiction:Waiting for Snow in Havana: Confessions of a Cuban Boy, Carlos Eire (Free Press/Simon & Schuster)
Poetry:The Singing, C. K. Williams (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)
Young People's Literature:The Canning Season, Polly Horvath (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)
Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Literature:Stephen King

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