The Known World

Awards and nominations

The novel won a National Book Critics Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2004.[1][2] In 2005 it won the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, one of the richest literary awards for a novel in the English language.[3] It was a finalist for the 2003 National Book Award.[4]

In 2009, website The Millions polled 48 critics, writers, and editors; the panel voted The Known World the second best novel since 2000.[5]


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