TBF 2015 Award Winners

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We were so happy to see a number of books featured at the 2014 and 2015 Texas Book Festival be recognized for their achievements. There were National Book Awards finalists, a Newbury Award winner, a Man Booker Prize winner, plenty of National Books Critics Circle finalists, and more. Below is the complete list. Congratulations to you all!


Jacqueline Woodson’s Brown Girl Dreaming was a Newbery Honor Book








Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen’s Sam & Dave Dig a Hole was a Caldecott Honor Book








Marlon James’s A Brief History of Seven Killings was a National Books Critics Circle Fiction finalist

Héctor Tobar’s Deep Down Dark was a National Books Critics Circle Nonfiction finalist

Lacy M. Johnson’s The Other Side was a National Books Critics Circle Autobiography finalist

S.C. Gwynne’s Rebel Yell was a National Books Critics Circle Biography finalist

Miriam Pawel’s The Crusades of Cesar Chavez was a National Books Critics Circle Biography finalist

Saeed Jones’s Prelude to Bruise was a National Books Critics Circle Poetry finalist


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Valeria Luiselli won the LA Times/Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction for Faces in the Crowd









Laila Lalami’s The Moor’s Account was a Pulitzer Prize for Fiction finalist

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Isabel Quintero won the Tomás Rivera Mexican American Children’s Book Award for Gabi, a Girl in Pieces









Elizabeth McCracken’s Birdsong from the Radio was selected for the O. Henry Prize Stories 2015









Marlon James’s A Brief History of Seven Killings won the Man Booker Prize, and Laila Lalami’s The Moor’s Account was longlisted

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Lauren Groff’s Fates and Furies was a National Book Awards finalist









Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Sympathizer won the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize

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