Tonight, we salute the magnificent work of this year's winners.
Winner--Literarian Award:Dr. Maya Angelou
Winner--Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters:E. L. Doctorow
Fiction Winner: James McBride for The Good Lord Bird
Nonfiction Winner: George Packer for The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America
Young People's Literature Winner: Cynthia Kadohata for The Thing About Luck
Poetry Winner: Mary Szybist for Incarnadine
See this year's full longlist and finalists.