Sunday, July 10, 2011

National Book Award Winners

Earlier this week, we offered a list of the Man Booker Prize winners. Today we're taking a peek at the past winners of the National Book Award for Fiction. This award is given every November by the Association of American Publishers. Years not listed indicate years where no award was given.

2010: Lord of Misrule by Jaimy Gordon
2009: Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann
2008: Shadow Country by Peter Matthiessen
2007: Tree of Smoke by Denis Johnson
2006: The Echo Maker by Richard Powers
2005: Europe Central by William T. Vollmann
2004: The News from Paraguay by Lily Tuck
2003: The Great Fire by Shirley Hazzard
2002: Three Junes by Julia Glass
2001: The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen
2000: In America by Susan Sontag
1999: Waiting by Ha Jin
1998: Charming Billy by Alice McDermott
1997: Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier
1996: Ship Fever and Other Stories by Andrea Barrett
1995: Sabbath's Theater by Philip Roth
1994: A Frolic of His Own by William Gaddis
1993: The Shipping News by E. Annie Proulx
1992: All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy
1991: Mating by Norman Rush
1990: Middle Passage by Charles Johnson
1989: Spartina by John Casey
1988: Paris Trout by Pete Dexter
1987: Paco's Story by Larry Heinemann
1986: World's Fair by E.L. Doctorow
1985: White Noise by Don DeLillo
1985: Easy in the Islands by Bob Shacochis (First Novel Award)
1984: Victory Over Japan by Ellen Gilchrist
1984: Stones for Ibarra by Harriet Doerr (First Novel Award)
1983: The Color Purple by Alice Walker
1983: The Women of Brewster Place by Gloria Naylor (First Novel Award)
1982: Rabbit is Rich by John Updike
1982: Dale Loves Sophie to Death by Rob Forman Dew (First Novel Award)
1981: Plains Song by Wright Morris
1981: Sister Wolf by Ann Arensberg (First Novel Award)
1980: Sophie's Choice by William Styron
1980: Birdy by William Wharton (First Novel Award)
1979: Going after Cacciato by Tim O'Brien
1978: Blood Tie by Mary Lee Settle
1977: The Spectator Bird by Wallace Stegner
1976: JR by William Gaddis
1975: Dog Soldiers by Robert Stone
1975: The Hair of Harold Roux by Thomas Williams
1974: Gravity's Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon
1974: A Crown of Feathers by Isaac Bashevis Singer
1973: Chimera by John Barth
1973: Augustus by John Williams
1972: The Complete Stories by Flannery O'Connor
1971: Mr. Sammler's Planet by Saul Bellow
1970: Them by Joyce Carol Oates
1969: Steps by Jerzy Kosinski
1968: The Eighth Day by Thorton Wilder
1967: The Fixer by Bernard Malamud
1966: The Collected Stories by Katherine Anne Porter
1965: Herzog by Saul Bellow
1964: The Centaur by John Updike
1963: Morte d'Urban by J.F. Powers
1962: The Moviegoer by Walker Percy
1961: The Waters of Kronos by Conrad Richter
1960: Goodbye, Columbus by Philip Roth
1959: The Magic Barrel by Bernard Malamud
1958: The Wapshot Chronicle by John Cheever
1957: The Field of Vision by Wright Morris
1956: Ten North Frederick by John O'Hara
1955: A Fable by William Faulkner
1954: The Adventures of Augie March by Saul Bellow
1953: Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
1952: From Here to Eternity by James Jones
1951: The Collected Stories by William Faulkner
1950: The Man with the Golden Arm by Nelson Algren

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