Plus What’s Trending on Likewise and Audible’s Top Pick of 2022
|Hello there! Today we’re celebrating the winners of this year’s National Book Awards. Plus, what’s trending on Likewise this week, Amazon’s Top 20 Books of 2022, and Audible’s Audiobook of the Year.|
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|The 2022 National Book Award Winners|
|The country’s most prestigious literary awards were announced last night in a star-studded gala hosted by Padma Lakshmi. These are this year’s winners:|
|Nonfiction: South to America |
|Part memoir, part travelogue, part history, South to America explores Imani Perry’s return to her home in Alabama, weaving together diverse stories to create a picture of the South today.|
|For more literary excellence, check out our lists of the finalists for fiction, nonfiction, and young people’s literature.|
| ||Trending Now on Likewise|
| ||Guess The Writer|
- This writer is the youngest person ever to receive the Library of Congress’s Prize for American Fiction.
- Her second novel, which won the 2011 National Book Award for Fiction, is partially inspired by the Greek myth of Medea.
- She is the only Black woman who has won the National Book Award multiple times.
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Amazon chose Gabrielle Zevin’s story of friendship, love, art and video games as their No. 1 Book of the Year. Check out the rest of their picks.
The winner of this year’s National Book Award for Young People’s Literature is also Audible’s top audiobook of 2022. Describing All My Rage, Audible says “no three voices have ever won our hearts quite like Misbah, Noor, and Sal—first as they broke them, and then (mercifully) put them back together.“
|All My Rage |
|Parallel timelines follow the stories of newly married Misbah and Toufiq as they settle in California after leaving Pakistan and their son Sal and his best friend Noor as they navigate coming of age in a place where they don’t feel like they belong.|
|Guess the Writer Answer |
|Jesmyn Ward won the National Book Award for Salvage the Bones in 2011 and again in 2017 for Sing, Unburied, Sing.|
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