2011 National Book Awards

Updated September 9, 2022 | Infoplease Staff

The 61st Annual National Book Awards were presented November 16, 2011, in New York City.

Fiction: Salvage the Bones, Jesmyn Ward (Bloomsbury USA)
Nonfiction: The Swerve: How the World Became Modern, Stephen Greenblatt (W. W. Norton & Company)
Poetry: Head Off & Split, Nikky Finney (TriQuarterly, an imprint of Northwestern University Press)
Young People's Literature: Inside Out & Back Again, Thanhha Lai (Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers)

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