Industry & Advocacy News
November 17, 2022
On November 16, the National Book Foundation announced the winners of the 2022 National Book Awards in five categories:
The recent steep rise in book banning was a strong underlying theme during this year’s event. Art Spiegelman received the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, a lifetime achievement award, for his Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic novel Maus. The Literarian Award for Outstanding Service to the American Literary Community went to Tracie D. Hall, the executive director of the American Library Association.
The National Book Awards are among the most prestigious honors bestowed upon American authors. The winners in each category receive $10,000, a statue, and a bronze medal. Finalists receive $1,000 and a bronze medal.
We applaud all the winners and finalists and thank them for their contributions to the rich and diverse body of American literature.