The 2012 National Book Award winners:
Fiction: The Round House by Louise Erdrich. The story of a Native American boy’s coming of age in the wake of a brutal, racist attack on his mother.
Non-Fiction: Behind The Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo. The searing portrait of life in a Mumbai slum.
Both books made Amazon’s Top 10 Books of 2012:
1. The Round House by Louise Erdrich
2. The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers
3. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
4. The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe
5. Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain
6. Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo
7. A Hologram for the King by Dave Eggers
8. The Middlesteins by Jami Attenberg
9. Mortality by Christopher Hitchens
10. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
The full list of books here.