nationalbookawardJames McBride has won the fiction award forThe Good Lord Bird from Riverhead Books.
George Packer has won the nonfiction award for The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America from Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
Mary Szybist won the Poetry award forIncarnadine from Graywolf Press.
The Young People’s Literature award went toCynthia Kadohata for her book The Thing About Luck from Atheneum Books for Young Readers.

You can read free samples of all the winners below to help fill your eReader or tablet.
Links to Free Samples of the National Book Award Finalists for 2013
Fiction Finalists
Rachel Kushner, The Flamethrowers (Scribner/Simon & Schuster)
Jhumpa Lahiri, The Lowland (Alfred A. Knopf/Random House)
James McBride, The Good Lord Bird (Riverhead Books/Penguin Group USA)
Thomas Pynchon, Bleeding Edge (The Penguin Press/Penguin Group USA)
George Saunders, Tenth of December (Random House)

Nonfiction Finalists

Young Adult Literature Finalists
Cynthia Kadohata, The Thing About Luck
Tom McNeal, Far Far Away
Meg Rosoff, Picture Me Gone
Gene Luen Yang, Boxers & Saints

Poetry Finalists
Frank Bidart, Metaphysical Dog (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
Lucie Brock-Broido, Stay, Illusion (Alfred A. Knopf)
Adrian Matejka, The Big Smoke (Penguin Poets/Penguin Group USA)
Matt Rasmussen, Black Aperture (Louisiana State University Press)
Mary Szybist, Incarnadine: Poems (Graywolf Press)