Enjoy the rare pleasure of turning the crisp pages of some of these intriguing books coming out in the first half of the year. Newsweek has chosen some of the best new fiction and nonfiction for your reading pleasure.
Having trouble picking out the perfect gift for everyone on your list? Did you wait till the last minute? Never fear, Newsweek has curated a list of book choices for you, with a selection of photo essays, biographies, novels, thrillers and more.
Our list of the most anticipated fiction and nonfiction due to arrive this fall. From tales of immigrants finding their way in America to visionary science fiction, from a biography of iconic chef James Beard to the real lives of Neanderthals, there are mental vacations here for everyone.
2016 winners also included Ibram X. Kendi in nonfiction; Daniel Borzutzky in poetry; and John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell in young people's literature.
Additional winners include 'The Sympathizer' by Viet Thanh Nguyen in fiction and the Associated Press in the public service journalism category.
The National Book Foundation also announces winners in poetry and young people's literature.
"Between the World and Me" is among a list of candidates revealed Wednesday.
Louise Glück, Evan Osnos and Jacqueline Woodson were also winners at the National Book Foundation's annual awards.