On Wednesday evening, November 16, five finalists for the Young People’s Literature prize headed to Cipriani Wall Street in lower Manhattan for the 67th National Book Awards. Our photographer caught up with all of the authors (and their editors or publishers) during the evening. (Click here to see the speeches for the winning title.) All photos: Nancy Crampton.

Kate DiCamillo (r.), a finalist for Raymie Nightingale, with her editor, Andrea Tompa.

Nicola Yoon (r.), a finalist for The Sun Is Also a Star, with her editor, Wendy Loggia, and Markus Dohle, CEO of Random House.

Jason Reynolds (l.), a finalist for Ghost, with Jon Anderson, president and publisher of Simon & Schuster’s children’s publishing division.

Grace Lin (r.), finalist for When the Sea Turned to Silver, with her editor and longtime friend, Alvina Ling.

“This was a good year for young people’s books,” said Katherine Paterson, chair of this year’s judges for the NBA for Young People’s Literature.

Patterson congratulating Rep. John Lewis, co-author of March: Book Three, which won this year’s award.

The team behind March: Book Three: co-authors Andrew Aydin (l.) and John Lewis, and illustrator Nate Powell.