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Award Winners & Bestsellers

Nobel Prize
2014 Prize in Literature
Patrick Modiano

National Book Award

2014 Prize for Fiction
by Phil Klay

2014 Prize for Nonfiction
Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China
by Evan Osnos

Newbery Medal
2015 award
The Crossover
by Kwame Alexander

Caldecott Medal
2015 award
The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend

y Dan Santat

Printz Award

2015 award
I'll Give You the Sun
by Jandy Nelson

New York Times Fiction Bestsellers (top 5 combined print & e-book sales)
Rogue Lawyer
, by John Grisham
The Crossing
, by Michael Connelly
The Promise
, by Robert Crais
Crimson Shore
, by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
The Martian
, by Andy Weir

New York Times Nonfiction Bestsellers (top 5 combined print & e-book sale)
Troublemaker, by Leah Remini and Rebecca Paley
Destiny and Power
, by Jon Meacham
Killing Reagan
, by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard
Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates, by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger
Alexander Hamilton
, by Ron Chernow


More Award Winners & Bestsellers

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Academy Awards

American Booksellers Association National Indie Bestsellers

Billboard Top 100 songs

Caldecott Medal

Coretta Scott King Award

New York Times Bestsellers

Newbery Medal

Printz Award