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New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year Winners List

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List of New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year winners from every year the award has been given out. All New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year winners are listed below in order of popularity, but can be sorted by any column. People who won the New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year award are listed along with photos for every New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year winner that has a picture associated with their name online. You can click on the name of the New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year award recipients to get more information about each. People who won the New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year are usually listed by year, but on this list you've got a complete list of New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year winners from all years. If this proves to not be a full list of New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year winners, you can help make it so by adding to this one. This list includes the most memorable and well-known New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year winners of all time. Anybody who won the New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year usually has a picture associated with their name, so all the New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year-winning people are listed here with photos when available. This list spans the history of the New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year, so most of the famous New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year winners are here and can be a good starting point for making a list of your favorites. This list answers the question "who are all the people who have ever won New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year?" If you're looking for all the nominees, you can click the links above the title of this page to the Listopedia page where you'll find a directory of award nominees, as well as the rest of the award winners lists we have. You may copy this factual list to build your own just like it, re-rank it to fit your views, then publish it to share with your Twitter followers, Facebook friends or with any other social networks you use on a regular basis. List features items like David McCullough and Russell Banks. (120 items)
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Adrian Desmond is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year Winners List
Adrian Desmond
Adrian John Desmond is an English writer on the history of science.
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Adrian Nicole LeBlanc is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year Winners List
Adrian Nicole LeBlanc is an American journalist whose works focus on the marginalized members of society: adolescents living in poverty, prostitutes, women in prison, etc. She is best known for ...more
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Alex Ross is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year Winners List
Alex Ross is an American music critic. He has been on the staff of The New Yorker magazine since 1996. He also authored the books The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century and Listen ...more
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Alice Munro is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year Winners List
Alice Ann Munro is a Canadian author. Munro's work has been described as having revolutionized the architecture of short stories, especially in its tendency to move forward and backward in time. ...more
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Amy Hempel is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year Winners List
Amy Hempel is an American short story writer and journalist. She teaches creative writing at Bennington College and University of Florida.
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Annalyn Swan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year Winners List
Annalyn Swan is a Pulitzer-prize winning writer, journalist, music critic and arts editor.
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Antonio Damasio is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year Winners List
Antonio Damasio is a Portuguese-American neuroscientist/neurobiologist. He is a University Professor and David Dornsife Professor of Neuroscience at the University of Southern California, an ...more
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Barbara Kingsolver is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year Winners List
Barbara Kingsolver is an American novelist, essayist and poet. She was raised in rural Kentucky and lived briefly in the Congo in her early childhood. Kingsolver earned degrees in biology at ...more
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Bob Dylan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year Winners List
Bob Dylan is an American singer-songwriter, artist, and writer. He has been influential in popular music and culture for more than five decades. Much of his most celebrated work dates from the ...more
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Carol Sklenicka is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year Winners List
Carol Sklenicka
Carol Sklenicka is an American biographer and essayist best known as the author of Raymond Carver: A Writer's Life, the first comprehensive biography of short story writer Raymond Carver. ...more
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Caroline Alexander is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year Winners List
Caroline Alexander is an author and journalist. She has written for The New Yorker, Granta, and National Geographic. Her books include "One Dry Season", The War That Killed Achilles: ...more
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Cary Reich is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year Winners List
Cary Reich is a biographer, journalist and writer.
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Claire Messud is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year Winners List
Claire Messud is an American novelist and literature and creative writing professor. She is best known as the author of the 2006 novel The Emperor's Children.
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Claire Tomalin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year Winners List
Claire Tomalin is an English author and journalist, known for her biographies on Charles Dickens, Thomas Hardy, Samuel Pepys, Jane Austen, and Mary Wollstonecraft.
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Colm Tóibín is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year Winners List
Colm Tóibín is an Irish novelist, short story writer, essayist, playwright, journalist, critic and poet. Tóibín is currently Irene and Sidney B. Silverman Professor ...more
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Colson Whitehead is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year Winners List
Colson Whitehead is a New York-based novelist. He is the author of the 1999 novel The Intuitionist, as well as four other novels and one book of non-fiction. In 2002, he received a MacArthur ...more
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Curtis Sittenfeld is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year Winners List
Elizabeth Curtis Sittenfeld is an American writer. She is author of four novels: Prep, the tale of a Massachusetts prep school; The Man of My Dreams, a coming-of-age novel and an examination of ...more
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Cynthia Ozick is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year Winners List
Cynthia Ozick is an American-Jewish short story writer, novelist, and essayist.
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Danielle Trussoni is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year Winners List
Danielle Anne Trussoni is an American writer. Her work includes four books: Falling Through the Earth; Angelology, Angelopolis and a forthcoming memoir The Fortress. In addition to being ...more
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Dave Eggers is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year Winners List
Dave Eggers is an American writer, editor, and publisher. He is known for the best-selling memoir A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius and for his subsequent work as a novelist and ...more
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David Finkel is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year Winners List
David Louis Finkel is an American journalist who won a Pulitzer Prize in 2006 as a staff writer at The Washington Post. He is currently assigned to the national staff as an enterprise reporter. ...more
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David Gates is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year Winners List
David Gates is an American journalist and novelist. His first novel, Jernigan, about a dysfunctional one-parent family, was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 1992 and was a finalist for the National ...more
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David Hackett Fischer is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year Winners List
David Hackett Fischer is University Professor and Earl Warren Professor of History at Brandeis University. Fischer's major works have tackled everything from large macroeconomic and cultural ...more
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David McCullough is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year Winners List
David Gaub McCullough is an American author, narrator, historian, and lecturer. He is a two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award and a recipient of the Presidential ...more
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David Quammen is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year Winners List
David Quammen is an American science, nature and travel writer and the author of fifteen books, five of them fiction. He wrote a column, called "Natural Acts" for Outside magazine for ...more