National Book AwardWinner

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Established in 1950, the National Book Award is an American literary prize given to writers by writers and administered by the National Book Foundation, a nonprofit organization. Each year, the

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Winner 404

WorkCategoryYear
Blackouts by Justin TorresFiction2023
The Rediscovery of America: Native Peoples and the Unmaking of U.S. History by Ned BlackhawkNonfiction2023
From Unincorporated Territory [åmot] by Craig Santos PerezPoetry2023
The Words That Remain by Stenio Gardel
Bruna Dantas Lobato, Translation
Translated Literature2023
A First Time for Everything by Dan SantatYoung People's Literature2023
The Rabbit Hutch by Tess GuntyFiction2022
South to America: A Journey Below the Mason-Dixon to Understand the Soul of a Nation by Imani PerryNonfiction2022
Punks: New & Selected Poems by John KeenePoetry2022
Seven Empty Houses by Samanta SchweblinTranslated Literature2022
All My Rage by Sabaa TahirYoung People's Literature2022
Hell of a Book by Jason MottFiction2021
All That She Carried: The Journey of Ashley's Sack, a Black Family Keepsake by Tiya MilesNonfiction2021
Floaters: Poems by Martín EspadaPoetry2021
Winter in Sokcho by Élisa Shua DusapinTranslated Literature2021
Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda LoYoung People's Literature2021
Interior Chinatown by Charles YuFiction2020
The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X by Les PayneNonfiction2020
DMZ Colony by Don Mee ChoiPoetry2020
Tokyo Ueno Station by Miri YūTranslated Literature2020
King and the Dragonflies by Kacen CallenderYoung People's Literature2020
Trust Exercise by Susan ChoiFiction2019
The Yellow House: A Memoir by Sarah M. BroomNonfiction2019
Sight Lines by Arthur SzePoetry2019
Baron Wenckheim’s Homecoming by Laszlo KrasznahorkaiTranslated Literature2019
1919 The Year That Changed America by Martin W. SandlerYoung People's Literature2019
The Friend by Sigrid NunezFiction2018
This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor by Adam KayNon-Fiction Book of the Year2018
The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke by Jeffrey C. StewartNonfiction2018
Indecency by Justin Phillip ReedPoetry2018
The Emissary by Yōko TawadaTranslation2018
The Poet X by Elizabeth AcevedoYoung People's Literature2018
Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn WardFiction2017
The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia by Masha GessenNonfiction2017
Half-light: Collected Poems 1965-2016 by Frank BidartPoetry2017
Far from the Tree by Robin BenwayYoung People's Literature2017
The Underground Railroad by Colson WhiteheadFiction2016
Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. KendiNonfiction2016
The Performance of Becoming Human by Daniel BorzutzkyPoetry2016
March: Book Three by John LewisYoung People's Literature2016
Fortune Smiles: Stories by Adam JohnsonFiction2015
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi CoatesNonfiction2015
Voyage of the Sable Venus and Other Poems by Robin Coste LewisPoetry2015
Challenger Deep by Neal ShustermanYoung People's Literature2015
Redeployment by Phil KlayFiction2014
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel JoyceNew Writer of the Year2014
Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China by Evan OsnosNonfiction2014
Faithful and Virtuous Night by Louise GlückPoetry2014
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline WoodsonYoung People's Literature2014
The Good Lord Bird by James McBrideFiction2013
The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America by George PackerNonfiction2013
Incarnadine: Poems by Mary SzybistPoetry2013
The Thing About Luck by Cynthia KadohataYoung People's Literature2013
The Round House by Louise ErdrichFiction2012
Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine BooNonfiction2012
Bewilderment: New Poems and Translations (Phoenix Poets) by David FerryPoetry2012
Goblin Secrets by William AlexanderYoung People's Literature2012
Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn WardFiction2011
The Swerve: How the World Became Modern by Stephen GreenblattNonfiction2011
Head Off & Split: Poems by Nikky FinneyPoetry2011
Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhhà LạiYoung People's Literature2011
Lord of Misrule by Jaimy GordonFiction2010
Just Kids by Patti SmithNonfiction2010
Lighthead by Terrance HayesPoetry2010
Mockingbird by Kathryn ErskineYoung People's Literature2010
The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt by T. J. StilesNonfiction2009
Transcendental studies : a trilogy by Keith WaldropPoetry2009
Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice by Phillip HooseYoung People's Literature2009
Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann2009
Shadow Country by Peter MatthiessenFiction2008
The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family by Annette Gordon-ReedNonfiction2008
Fire to Fire: New and Selected Poems by Mark DotyPoetry2008
What I Saw And How I Lied by Judy Blundell2008
Tree of Smoke by Denis JohnsonFiction2007
Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA by Tim WeinerNonfiction2007
Time and Materials: Poems 1997-2005 by Robert HassPoetry2007
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman AlexieYoung People's Literature2007
The Echo Maker by Richard PowersFiction2006
The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl by Timothy EganNonfiction2006
Splay Anthem by Nathaniel MackeyPoetry2006
The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume I: The Pox Party by M. T. AndersonYoung People's Literature2006
Europe Central by William T. VollmannFiction2005
The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan DidionNonfiction2005
Migration: New & Selected Poems by W. S. MerwinPoetry2005
The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy by Jeanne BirdsallYoung People's Literature2005
The News from Paraguay by Lily TuckFiction2004
Arc of Justice: A Saga of Race, Civil Rights, and Murder in the Jazz Age by Kevin BoyleNonfiction2004
Door in the Mountain: New and Collected Poems, 1965-2003 by Jean ValentinePoetry2004
Godless by Pete HautmanYoung People's Literature2004
The Great Fire by Shirley HazzardFiction2003
Waiting for Snow in Havana: Confessions of a Cuban Boy by Carlos EireNonfiction2003
The Singing: Poems by C. K. WilliamsPoetry2003
The Canning Season by Polly HorvathYoung People's Literature2003
Three Junes by Julia GlassFiction2002
Master of the Senate by Robert A. CaroNonfiction2002
In the Next Galaxy by Ruth StonePoetry2002
The House of the Scorpion by Nancy FarmerYoung People's Literature2002
The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression by Andrew SolomonNonfiction2001
Poems Seven: New and Complete Poetry by Alan DuganPoetry2001
True Believer by Virginia Euwer WolffYoung People's Literature2001
The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen2001
In America by Susan SontagFiction2000
In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex by Nathaniel PhilbrickNonfiction2000
Blessing the Boats: New and Selected Poems 1988-2000 (American Poets Continuum) by Lucille CliftonPoetry2000
Homeless Bird by Gloria WhelanYoung People's Literature2000
Waiting by Ha JinFiction1999
Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II by John W. DowerNonfiction1999
Vice: New and Selected Poems by AiPoetry1999
When Zachary Beaver Came to Town by Kimberly Willis HoltYoung People's Literature1999
Charming Billy by Alice McDermottFiction1998
Slaves in the Family by Edward BallNonfiction1998
This Time: New and Selected Poems by Gerald SternPoetry1998
Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier1997
American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson by Joseph J. EllisNonfiction1997
Effort at Speech: New and Selected Poems by William MeredithPoetry1997
Dancing on the Edge by Han NolanYoung People's Literature1997
Ship Fever: Stories by Andrea BarrettFiction1996
An American Requiem: God, My Father, and the War That Came Between Us by James CarrollNonfiction1996
Scrambled Eggs & Whiskey: Poems, 1991-1995 by Hayden CarruthPoetry1996
Parrot in the Oven: Mi vida by Victor MartinezYoung People's Literature1996
Sabbath's Theater by Philip RothFiction1995
The Haunted Land: Facing Europe's Ghosts After Communism by Tina RosenbergNonfiction1995
Passing Through: The Later Poems, New and Selected by Stanley KunitzPoetry1995
A Frolic of His Own by William GaddisFiction1994
How We Die: Reflections on Life's Final Chapter by Sherwin B. NulandNonfiction1994
Worshipful Company of Fletchers by James TatePoetry1994
The Shipping News by E. Annie ProulxFiction1993
United States: Essays 1952-1992 by Gore VidalNonfiction1993
Garbage: A Poem by A. R. AmmonsPoetry1993
All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthyFiction1992
Becoming a Man: Half a Life Story by Paul MonetteNonfiction1992
New and Selected Poems by Mary OliverPoetry1992
Mating by Norman RushFiction1991
Freedom in the Making of Western Culture by Orlando PattersonNonfiction1991
What Work Is by Philip LevinePoetry1991
Middle Passage by Charles JohnsonFiction1990
The House of Morgan: An American Banking Dynasty and the Rise of Modern Finance by Ron ChernowNonfiction1990
Spartina by John CaseyFiction1989
From Beirut to Jerusalem by Thomas L. FriedmanNonfiction1989
Paris Trout by Pete DexterFiction1988
A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam by Neil SheehanNonfiction1988
Paco's Story by Larry HeinemannFiction1987
The Making of the Atomic Bomb by Richard RhodesNonfiction1987
World's Fair by E. L. DoctorowFiction1986
Arctic Dreams by Barry LopezNonfiction1986
White Noise by Don DeLilloFiction1985
Easy in the Islands by Bob ShacochisFirst Work of Fiction1985
Common Ground: A Turbulent Decade in the Lives of Three American Families by J. Anthony LukasNonfiction1985
Victory over Japan: A Book of Stories by Ellen GilchristFiction1984
Stones for Ibarra by Harriet DoerrFirst Work of Fiction1984
Andrew Jackson and the Course of American Democracy, 1833-1845 by Robert V. ReminiNonfiction1984
Isak Dinesen: The Life of a Storyteller by Judith ThurmanAutobiography/Biography (Hardcover)1983
Nathaniel Hawthorne in His Times by James R. MellowAutobiography/Biography (Paperback)1983
Chimney Sweeps: Yesterday and Today by James Cross GiblinChildren's Books, Nonfiction1983
A Place Apart by Paula FoxChildren's Fiction (Paperback)1983
Marked By Fire by Joyce Carol ThomasChildren's Fiction (Paperback)1983
Miss Rumphius by Barbara CooneyChildren's Picture Books (Hardcover)1983
Doctor De Soto by William SteigChildren's Picture Books (Hardcover)1983
A House Is a House for Me by Mary Ann HobermanChildren's Picture Books (Paperback)1983
The Color Purple by Alice WalkerFiction (Paperback)1983
The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty by Eudora WeltyFiction (Paperback)1983
The Women of Brewster Place by Gloria NaylorFirst Novel1983
China: Alive in the Bitter Sea by Fox ButterfieldGeneral Nonfiction (Hardcover)1983
National Defense by James FallowsGeneral Nonfiction (Paperback)1983
Voices of Protest: Huey Long, Father Coughlin and the Great Depression by Alan BrinkleyHistory (Hardcover)1983
Utopian Thought in the Western World by Frank E. ManuelHistory (Paperback)1983
The Red Magician by Lisa GoldsteinOriginal Paperback1983
Selected Poems: Galway Kinnell by Galway KinnellPoetry1983
Country Music: Selected Early Poems by Charles WrightPoetry1983
Subtle Is the Lord: The Science and the Life of Albert Einstein by Abraham PaisScience (Hardcover)1983
The Mathematical Experience by Philip J. DavisScience (Paperback)1983
The Flowers of Evil by Charles Baudelaire
Richard Howard, Translation
Translation1983
Homesick: My Own Story by Jean FritzChildren's Books, Fiction (Hardcover)1982
Mornings on Horseback: The Story of an Extraordinary Family, a Vanished Way of Life and the Unique Child Who Became Theodore Roosevelt by David McCulloughAutobiography/Biography (Hardcover)1982
Walter Lippmann and the American Century by Ronald SteelAutobiography/Biography (Paperback)1982
Westmark by Lloyd AlexanderChildren's Books, Fiction (Hardcover)1982
Words by Heart by Ouida SebestyenChildren's Books, Fiction (Paperback)1982
A Penguin Year by Susan BonnersChildren's Books, Nonfiction1982
Outside Over There by Maurice SendakChildren's Books, Picture Books (Hardcover)1982
Noah's Ark by Peter SpierChildren's Books, Picture Books (Paperback)1982
Rabbit Is Rich by John UpdikeFiction (Hardcover)1982
So Long, See You Tomorrow by William MaxwellFiction (Paperback)1982
Dale Loves Sophie to Death by Robb Forman DewFirst Novel1982
Naming Names by Victor S. NavaskyGeneral Nonfiction (Paperback)1982
People of the Sacred Mountain by Peter J. PowellHistory (Hardcover)1982
The Generation of 1914 by Robert WohlHistory (Paperback)1982
Life Supports: New and Collected Poems by William BronkPoetry1982
Lucy: The Beginnings of Humankind by Donald C. JohansonScience (Hardcover)1982
Taking The Quantum Leap: The New Physics For Non-Scientists by Fred Alan WolfScience (Paperback)1982
In the Shade of Spring Leaves by Ichiyô Higuchi
Robert Lyons Danly, Translation
Translation1982
The Ten Thousand Leaves: A Translation of the Man'yoshu, Japan's Premier Anthology of Classical Poetry, Volume One by Ian Hideo Levy
Ian Hideo Levy, Translation
Translation1982
The Soul of A New Machine by Tracy KidderGeneral Nonfiction (Hardcover)1981
Walt Whitman: A Life by Justin KaplanAutobiography/Biography (Hardcover)1981
Samuel Beckett: A Biography by Deirdre BairAutobiography/Biography (Paperback)1981
The Night Swimmers by Betsy ByarsChildren's Books, Fiction (Hardcover)1981
Ramona and Her Mother by Beverly ClearyChildren's Books, Fiction (Paperback)1981
The Stories of John Cheever by John CheeverFiction1981
Plains Song: For Female Voices by Wright MorrisFiction1981
Sister Wolf by Ann ArensbergFirst Novel1981
China Men by Maxine Hong KingstonGeneral Nonfiction (Hardcover)1981
The Last Cowboy by Jane KramerGeneral Nonfiction (Paperback)1981
Christianity, Social Tolerance, and Homosexuality by John BoswellHistory (Hardcover)1981
The Need to Hold Still: Poems by Lisel MuellerPoetry1981
The Panda's Thumb: More Reflections in Natural History by Stephen Jay GouldScience (Hardcover)1981
The Medusa and the Snail: More Notes of a Biology Watcher by Lewis ThomasScience (Paperback)1981
The Letters of Gustave Flaubert: 1830-1857 by Gustave Flaubert
Francis Steegmuller, Translation
Translation1981
Evening Edged in Gold by Arno Schmidt
John E. Woods, Translation
Translation1981
By Myself by Lauren BacallAutobiography (Hardcover)1980
And I Worked at the Writer's Trade: Chapters of Literary History, 1918-1978 by Malcolm CowleyAutobiography (Paperback)1980
The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt by Edmund MorrisBiography (Hardcover)1980
Max Perkins: Editor of Genius by A. Scott BergBiography (Paperback)1980
A Gathering of Days: A New England Girl's Journal, 1830-32 by Joan W. BlosChildren's Books (Hardcover)1980
A Swiftly Tilting Planet by Madeleine L'EngleChildren's Books (Paperback)1980
Julia Child & More Company by Julia ChildCurrent Interest (Hardcover)1980
The Culture of Narcissism: American Life in an Age of Diminishing Expectations by Christopher LaschCurrent Interest (Paperback)1980
Sophie's Choice by William StyronFiction (Hardcover)1980
Birdy by William WhartonFirst Novel1980
The Right Stuff by Tom WolfeGeneral Nonfiction (Hardcover)1980
The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows 1946 - Present, Ninth Edition by Tim BrooksGeneral Reference Books (Paperback)1980
White House Years by Henry A. KissingerHistory (Hardcover)1980
The Green Ripper by John D. MacDonaldMystery (Hardcover)1980
Stained Glass by William F. Buckley, Jr.Mystery (Paperback)1980
A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century by Barbara W. TuchmanPaperback1980
Ashes: Poems new & old by Philip LevinePoetry1980
The Gnostic Gospels by Elaine PagelsReligion/Inspiration (Hardcover)1980
A Severe Mercy by Sheldon VanaukenReligion/Inspiration (Paperback)1980
Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid by Douglas HofstadterScience (Hardcover)1980
The Dancing Wu Li Masters: An Overview of the New Physics by Gary ZukavScience (Paperback)1980
Jem by Frederik PohlScience Fiction (Hardcover)1980
The Book of the Dun Cow by Walter Jr. WangerinScience Fiction (Paperback)1980
The collected critical prose and letters by Osip Mandelstam
Jane Gary Harris & Constance Link, Translation
Translation1980
Lavorare stanca by Cesare Pavese
William Arrowsmith, Translation
Translation1980
Bendigo Shafter by Louis L'AmourWestern1980
Been in the Storm So Long: The Aftermath of Slavery by Leon F. LitwackPaperback1979
Robert Kennedy and His Times by Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.Biography and Autobiography1979
The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine PatersonChildren's Literature1979
The Snow Leopard by Peter MatthiessenContemporary Thought1979
Going After Cacciato by Tim O'BrienFiction1979
Intellectual Life in the Colonial South, 1585-1763 by Richard Beale DavisHistory1979
Mirabell: Books of Number by James Ingram MerrillPoetry1979
The Complete Posthumous Poetry by César Vallejo
Clayton Eshleman & Jose Rubin Barcia, Translation
Translation1979
The World According to Garp by John IrvingPaperback1978
Samuel Johnson by W. Jackson BateBiography and Autobiography1978
The View from the Oak: The Private Worlds of Other Creatures by Judith KohlChildren's Literature1978
Winners and Losers: Battles, Retreats, Gains, Losses, and Ruins from a Long War by Gloria EmersonContemporary Thought1978
Blood Tie by Mary Lee SettleFiction1978
The Path Between the Seas: The Creation of the Panama Canal, 1870-1914 by David McCulloughHistory1978
The Collected Poems of Howard Nemerov by Howard NemerovPoetry1978
In the deserts of this Earth by Uwe George
Howard Nemerov, Translation
Translation1978
Norman Thomas, the last idealist by W. A. SwanbergBiography and Autobiography1977
The Master Puppeteer by Katherine PatersonChildren's Literature1977
The Uses of Enchantment: The Meaning and Importance of Fairy Tales by Bruno BettelheimContemporary Thought1977
The Spectator Bird by Wallace StegnerFiction1977
World of Our Fathers by Irving HoweHistory1977
Master Tung's Western Chamber Romance by Jieyuan Dong
Li-Li Ch'en, Translation
Translation1977
The Great War and Modern Memory by Paul FussellArts and Letters1976
Bert Breen's Barn by Walter D. EdmondsChildren's Literature1976
Passage to Ararat by Michael J. ArlenContemporary Affairs1976
J R by William GaddisFiction1976
The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Revolution, 1770-1823 by David Brion DavisHistory and Biography1976
Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror by John AshberyPoetry1976
Marcel Proust by Roger ShattuckArts and Letters1975
The Life of Emily Dickinson by Richard B. SewallBiography1975
M. C. Higgins, the Great by Virginia HamiltonChildren's Books1975
All God's Dangers: The Life of Nate Shaw by Theodore RosengartenContemporary Affairs1975
Dog Soldiers by Robert StoneFiction1975
The Hair of Harold Roux by Thomas WilliamsFiction1975
The Ordeal of Thomas Hutchinson by Bernard BailynHistory1975
Anarchy, State, and Utopia by Robert NozickPhilosophy and Religion1975
Presentation Piece by Marilyn HackerPoetry1975
Interpretation of Schizophrenia by Silvano ArietiThe Sciences1975
The Lives of a Cell: Notes of a Biology Watcher by Lewis ThomasThe Sciences1975
La agonía del cristianismo by Miguel de UnamunoTranslation1975
Deeper into Movies by Pauline KaelArts and Letters1974
Malcolm Lowry: A Biography (Galaxy Book) by Douglas DayBiography1974
The Court of the Stone Children by Eleanor CameronChildren's Books1974
A Crown of Feathers by Isaac Bashevis SingerFiction1974
Macaulay, the Shaping of the Historian by John Leonard CliveHistory1974
Edmund Husserl: Philosopher of Infinite Tasks by Maurice NatansonPhilosophy and Religion1974
The Fall of America: Poems of These States 1965-1971 (City Lights Pocket Poets Series) by Allen GinsbergPoetry1974
Diving into the Wreck: Poems 1971-1972 by Adrienne RichPoetry1974
Life: The Unfinished Experiment by S. E. LuriaThe Sciences1974
The Confessions of Lady Nijo by Lady Nijo
Karen Brazell, Translation
Translation1974
Alternating Current by Octavio PazTranslation1974
Monsieur Teste by Paul Valéry
Jackson Matthews, Translation
Translation1974
Howl by Allen Ginsberg1974
Gravity's Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon1974
Diderot by Arthur McCandless WilsonArts and Letters1973
George Washington, Anguish and Farewell (1793-1799) by James Thomas FlexnerBiography1973
The Farthest Shore by Ursula K. Le GuinChildren's Books1973
Fire in the Lake: The Vietnamese and the Americans in Vietnam by Frances FitzGeraldContemporary Affairs1973
The Briar Patch by Murray KemptonContemporary Affairs1973
Chimera by John BarthFiction1973
Augustus by John WilliamsFiction1973
Judenrat : the Jewish councils in Eastern Europe under Nazi occupation by Isaiah TrunkHistory1973
A Religious History of the American People by Sydney E. AhlstromPhilosophy and Religion1973
Collected Poems 1951-1971 by A. R. AmmonsPoetry1973
The Serengeti Lion: A Study of Predator-Prey Relations (Wildlife Behavior and Ecology series) by George B. SchallerThe Sciences1973
The Aeneid by Virgil
Allen Mandelbaum, Translation
Translation1973
The Classical Style: Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven by Charles RosenArts and Letters1972
Eleanor and Franklin by Joseph P. LashBiography1972
The Slightly Irregular Fire Engine by Donald BarthelmeChildren's Books1972
Whole Earth Catalog: Access to Tools: Fall 1969 by Portola InstituteContemporary Affairs1972
Complete Stories by Flannery O'ConnorFiction1972
Ordeal of the Union, Vols. 7-8: The War For The Union, Part II by Allan NevinsHistory1972
Righteous empire; the Protestant experience in America by Martin E. MartyPhilosophy and Religion1972
Selected poems by Howard MossPoetry1972
The collected poems of Frank O'Hara by Frank O'HaraPoetry1972
The Blue Whale by George L. SmallThe Sciences1972
The Epic of Gilgamesh by Gilgamesh PoetTranslation1972) (finalist
Chance and Necessity: An Essay on the Natural Philosophy of Modern Biology by Jacques Monod
Austryn Wainhouse, Translation
Translation1972
Cocteau: A Biography by Francis SteegmullerArts and Letters1971
The Marvelous Misadventures of Sebastian by Lloyd AlexanderChildren's Books1971
Mr. Sammler's Planet by Saul BellowFiction1971
Roosevelt: The Soldier of Freedom, 1940-1945 by James MacGregor BurnsHistory and Biography1971
To see, to take; poems by Mona Van DuynPoetry1971
Science in the British Colonies of America by Raymond Phineas StearnsThe Sciences1971
Saint Joan of the Stockyards by Bertolt Brecht
Frank Jones, Translation
Translation1971
The Sound of the Mountain by Yasunari Kawabata
Edward G. Seidensticker, Translation
Translation1971
An Unfinished Woman: A Memoir by Lillian HellmanArts and Letters1970
A Day of Pleasure: Stories of a Boy Growing Up in Warsaw by Isaac Bashevis SingerChildren's Books1970
Them by Joyce Carol OatesFiction1970
Huey Long by T. Harry WilliamsHistory and Biography1970
Gandhi's Truth: On the Origins of Militant Nonviolence by Erik H. EriksonPhilosophy and Religion1970
The complete poems, 1927–1979 by Elizabeth BishopPoetry1970
Castle to Castle by Louis-Ferdinand Céline
Ralph Manheim, Translation
Translation1970
The Armies of the Night by Norman MailerArts and Letters1969
Journey from Peppermint Street by Meindert DeJongChildren's Literature1969
Steps by Jerzy KosińskiFiction1969
White over Black: American Attitudes Toward the Negro, 1550-1812 by Winthrop D. JordanHistory and Biography1969
His Toy, His Dream, His Rest: 308 Dream Songs by John BerrymanPoetry1969
Death in Life: Survivors of Hiroshima by Robert Jay LiftonThe Sciences1969
Cosmicomics by Italo Calvino
William Weaver, Translation
Translation1969
Selected essays by William TroyArts and Letters1968
The Eighth Day by Thornton WilderFiction1968
Memoirs 1925-1950 by George F. KennanHistory and Biography1968
The Light Around the Body by Robert BlyPoetry1968
Death at an Early Age by Jonathan KozolScience, Philosophy, and Religion1968
Papers and Journals: A Selection by Søren Kierkegaard
Howard & Edna Hong, Translation
Translation1968
Mr. Clemens and Mark Twain: A Biography by Justin KaplanArts and Letters1967
The Fixer by Bernard MalamudFiction1967
The Rise of Modern Paganism by Peter GayHistory and Biography1967
Nights and Days by James MerrillPoetry1967
La Vida; A Puerto Rican Family in the Culture of Poverty—San Juan and New York by Oscar LewisScience, Philosophy, and Religion1967
The Story of My Life by Giacomo Girolamo Casanova
Willard Trask,
Translation1967
Hopscotch by Julio Cortázar
Gregory Rabassa, Translation
Translation1967
Paris Journal, 1944-1965 by Janet FlannerArts and Letters1966
The Collected Stories of Katherine Anne Porter by Katherine Anne PorterFiction1966
A Thousand Days: John F. Kennedy in the White House by Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.History and Biography1966
Buckdancer's Choice: Poems by James DickeyPoetry1966
The Oysters of Locmariaquer by Eleanor ClarkArts and Letters1965
Herzog by Saul BellowFiction1965
The Life of Lenin by Louis FischerHistory and Biography1965
The Far Field: The Last Poems of a Major American Poet by Theodore RoethkePoetry1965
God and Golem, Inc.: A Comment on Certain Points where Cybernetics Impinges on Religion by Norbert WienerScience, Philosophy, and Religion1965
John Keats: The Making of a Poet by Aileen WardArts and Letters1964
The Centaur by John UpdikeFiction1964
The Rise of the West: A History of the Human Community by William H. McNeillHistory and Biography1964
Selected Poems by John Crowe RansomPoetry1964
Man-Made America by Christopher TunnardScience, Philosophy, and Religion1964
Morte d'Urban by J. F. PowersFiction1963
Henry James: The Conquest of London, 1870-81 by Leon EdelNonfiction1963
Henry James: The Middle Years, 1881-95 by Leon EdelNonfiction1963
Traveling Through The Dark by William StaffordPoetry1963
The Moviegoer by Walker PercyFiction1962
The City in History: Its Origins, Its Transformations, and Its Prospects by Lewis MumfordNonfiction1962
Poems by Alan DuganPoetry1962
The Waters of Kronos by Conrad RichterFiction1961
The Woman at the Washington Zoo: Poems and Translations by Randall JarrellPoetry1961
Goodbye, Columbus and Five Short Stories by Philip RothFiction1960
James Joyce by Richard EllmannNonfiction1960
Life Studies by Robert LowellPoetry1960
The Magic Barrel: Stories by Bernard MalamudFiction1959
Mistress to an age : a life of Madame de Staël by J. Christopher HeroldNonfiction1959
Words for the Wind: The Collected Verse of Theodore Roethke by Theodore RoethkePoetry1959
The Wapshot Chronicle by John CheeverFiction1958
The Wapshot Scandal by John CheeverFiction1958
The Lion and the Throne: The Life and Times of Sir Edward Coke by Catherine Drinker BowenNonfiction1958
The Field of Vision by Wright MorrisFiction1957
Russia Leaves the War: Soviet-American Relations, 1917-1920, Vol 1 by George F. KennanNonfiction1957
Things of This World: Poems by Richard WilburPoetry1957
Ten North Frederick by John O'HaraFiction1956
American in Italy by Herbert KublyNonfiction1956
The Shield of Achilles by W. H. AudenPoetry1956
A Fable by William FaulknerFiction1955
The measure of man: on freedom, human values, survival, and the modern temper by Joseph Wood KrutchNonfiction1955
The Collected Poems of Wallace Stevens by Wallace StevensPoetry1955
The Adventures of Augie March by Saul BellowFiction1954
A Stillness at Appomattox by Bruce CattonNonfiction1954
Collected poems by Conrad AikenPoetry1954
Invisible Man by Ralph EllisonFiction1953
The Course of Empire by Bernard DeVotoNonfiction1953
The Collected Poems of Archibald MacLeish by Archibald MacLeishPoetry1953
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The Sea Around Us by Rachel CarsonNonfiction1952
Collected Poems by Marianne MoorePoetry1952
Collected Stories of William Faulkner by William FaulknerFiction1951
Herman Melville by Newton ArvinNonfiction1951
The Auroras of Autumn by Wallace StevensPoetry1951
The Man with the Golden Arm by Nelson AlgrenFiction1950
The life of Ralph Waldo Emerson by Ralph L. RuskNonfiction1950
William Carlos Williams: Selected Poems by William Carlos WilliamPoetry1950
Gone with the WindFiction1936
Gone with the Wind by Margaret MitchellMost Distinguished Novel1936
The Circus of Dr. Lao by Charles G. FinneyMost Original Book1935

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