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Award Winners & Bestsellers

Nobel Prize
2015 Prize in Literature
Svetlana Alexievich

National Book Award

2015 Prize for Fiction
Fortune Smiles
by Adam Johnson

2015 Prize for Nonfiction
Between the World and Me
by Ta-Nehisi Coates

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)
NYPD Red 4
, by James Patterson and Marshall Karp
Spider Game, by Christine Feehan
The Bands of Mourning
, by Brandon Sanderson
The Choice
, by Nicholas Sparks
My Name is Lucy Barton
, by Elizabeth Strout

New York Times Nonfiction Bestsellers (top 5 combined print & e-book sale)
When Breath Becomes Air
, by Paul Kalanithi
13 Hours
, by Mitchell Zuckoff with members of the Annex Security Team
Dark Money, by Jane Mayer
Between the World and Me
, by Ta-Nehisi Coates
The Road to Little Dribbling
, by Bill Bryson


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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