James McBride has the won the National Book Award for fiction for his novel "The Good Lord Bird."
George Packer's "The Unwinding" won for nonfiction during a dinner ceremony Wednesday night at Cipriani (SIP'-ree-ah-nee) Wall Street in downtown Manhattan. Cynthia Kadohata's "The Thing About Luck" won for young people's literature and Mary Szybist's (SHE'-Biss) "Incardine" for poetry.
Winners, chosen by five member panels of writers, booksellers and others from the publishing community, each received $10,000. Honorary medals were presented to Maya Angelou and E.L. Doctorow.