2004 National Book Awards

Updated September 9, 2022 | Infoplease Staff

The 55th Annual National Book Awards were presented November 17, 2004, in New York City.

Fiction:The News from Paraguay, Lily Tuck, (HarperCollins Publishers)
Nonfiction:Arc of Justice: A Saga of Race, Civil Rights, and Murder in the Jazz Age, Kevin Boyle (Henry Holt & Company, LLC)
Poetry:Door in the Mountain: New and Collected Poems, 1965-2003, Jean Valentine, (Wesleyan University Press)
Young People's Literature:Godless, Pete Hautman (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers)
Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Literature:Judy Blume

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