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National Book Award Winners



2018. The friend. Sigrid Nunez. Fic NUN, Large Type Fic NUN
2017. Sing, unburied, sing. Jesmyn Ward. Fic WAR
2016. The Underground Railroad. Colson Whitehead. Fic WHI, Large Type Fic WHI, CD Fic WHI, Ebook, EAudiobook
2015. Fortune smiles: stories. Adam Johnson. Fic JOH, EAudiobook
2014. Redeployment. Phil Klay. Fic KLA, CD Fic KLA, EAudiobook
2013. The good lord bird. James McBride. Fic MACB, CD Fic MACB, EAudiobook
2012. The round house. Louise Erdrich. Fic ERD, Large Type Fic ERD, CD Fic ERD
2011. Salvage the bones. Jesmyn Ward. Fic WAR, EAudiobook
2010. Lord of misrule. Jaimy Gordon. Fic GOR
2009. Let the great world spin. Colum McCann. Fic MACC
2008. Shadow country. Peter Matthiessen. Fic MAT
2007. Tree of smoke. Denis Johnson. Fic JOH
2006. The echo maker. Richard Powers. Fic POW
2005. Europe central. William T. Vollmann. Fic VOL
2004. The news from Paraguay. Lily Tuck. Fic TUC, CD Fic TUC
2003. The great fire. Shirley Hazzard. Fic HAZ, EAudiobook
2002. Three Junes. Julia Glass. Fic GLA, Spanish Lang. Fic GLA
2001. The corrections. Jonathan Franzen. Fic FRA, Audio Fic FRA, Spanish Lang. Fic FRA
2000. In America: a novel. Susan Sontag. Fic SON
1999. Waiting. Ha Jin. Fic JIN
1998. Charming Billy. Alice McDermott. Fic MACD, Audio Fic MACD
1997. Cold mountain. Charles Frazier. Fic FRA, Large Type Fic FRA, CD Fic FRA, Ebook
1995. Sabbath’s theater. Philip Roth. Fic ROT
1994. A frolic of his own. William Gaddis. Fic GAD
1993. The shipping news. E. Annie Proulx. Fic PRO, CD Fic PRO
1992. All the pretty horses. Cormac McCarthy. Fic MACC, CD Fic MACC, DVD Drama, EAudiobook
1991. Mating. Norman Rush. Fic RUS
1990. Middle passage. Charles Johnson. Fic JOH, EAudiobook
1988. Paris Trout. Pete Dexter. Fic DEX
1987. Paco’s story. Larry Heinemann. Fic HEI
1986. World’s fair. E.L. Doctorow. Fic Doc, Large Type Fic DOC
1985. White noise. Don DeLillo. Fic DEL
1984. Victory over Japan. Ellen Gilchrist. Fic GIL
1983. The color purple. Alice Walker. Fic WAL, Y Fic WAL, DVD Drama, Ebook, EAudiobook
The collected stories of Eudora Welty. Fic WEL, CD Fic WEL
1982. Rabbit is rich. John Updike. Fic UPD
So long, see you tomorrow. William Maxwell. Fic MAX, Large Type Fic MAX
1981. The stories of John Cheever. Fic CHE
1980. Sophie’s choice. William Styron. Fic STY, Spanish Lang. Fic STY, CD Fic STY
The world according to Garp. John Irving. Fic IRV, Audio Fic IRV
1979. Going after Cacciato. Tim O’Brien. Fic OBR
1977. The spectator bird. Wallace Stegner. Fic STE
1974. A crown of feathers and other stories. Isaac Bashevis Singer. Fic SIN
Gravity’s rainbow. Thomas Pynchon. Fic PYN
1973. Augustus. John Williams. CD Fic WIL
1970. Them. Joyce Carol Oates. Fic OAT
1968. The eighth day. Thornton Wilder. Fic WIL
1967. The fixer. Bernard Malamud. Fic MAL
1966. Collected stories of Katherine Anne Porter. Fic POR, Audio Fic POR
1965. Herzog. Saul Bellow. Fic BEL
1964. The centaur. John Updike. Fic UPD
1962. The moviegoer. Walker Percy. Fic PER
1960. Goodbye, Columbus. Philip Roth. Fic ROT, DVD Comedy
1959. The magic barrel. Bernard Malamud. Fic MAL
1958. The Wapshot chronicle. John Cheever. Fic CHE, CD Fic CHE
1956. Ten North Frederick. John O’Hara. Fic OHA
1955. A fable. William Faulkner. Fic FAU
1954. The adventures of Augie March. Saul Bellow. Fic BEL, CD Fic BEL
1953. Invisible man. Ralph Ellison. Fic ELL, Ebook, EAudiobook
1952. From here to eternity. James Jones. Fic JON
1950. The man with the golden arm. Nelson Algren. CD Fic ALG, DVD Drama M


2017. The future is history: how totalitarianism reclaimed Russia. Masha Gessen. 947.086 GES
2016. Stamped from the beginning: the definitive history of racist ideas in America. Ibram X. Kendi. 305.896 KEN, EAudiobook
2015. Between the world and me. Ta-Nehisi Coates. 305.896 COA, Y 305.896 COA, Y AUDIO CD 305.896 COA, Ebook
2014. Age of ambition: chasing fortune, truth, and faith in the new China. Evan Osnos. 951.06 OSN
2013. The unwinding: an inner history of the new America. George Packer. 973.924 PAC
2012. Behind the beautiful forevers. Katherine Boo. 305.569 BOO, Large Type 305.569 BOO, CD 305.569 BOO, Ebook
2011. The swerve: how the world became modern. Stephen Greenblatt. 940.21 GRE, EAudiobook
2010. Just kids. Patti Smith. B Smith, Ebook, EAudiobook
2009. The first tycoon: the epic life of Cornelius Vanderbilt. T.J. Stiles. B Vanderbilt
2008. The Hemingses of Monticello: an American family. Annette Gordon-Reed. B Hemings, CD B Hemings
2007. Legacy of ashes: the history of the CIA. Tim Weiner. 327.12 WEI
2006. The worst hard time: the untold story of those who survived the great American dust bowl. Timothy Egan. 978.032 EGA, Ebook, EAudiobook
2005. The year of magical thinking. Joan Didion. B Didion, CD B Didion, EAudiobook
2004. Arc of justice: a saga of race, civil rights, and murder in the Jazz Age. Kevin Boyle. 345.025BOY
2003. Waiting for snow in Havana: confessions of a Cuban boy. Carlos Eire. B Eire, Large Type B Eire, Spanish Lang. B Eire
2002. Master of the Senate. Robert A. Caro. B Johnson, CD B Johnson
2001. The noonday demon: an atlas of depression. Andrew Solomon. 616.8527 SOL
2000. In the heart of the sea: the tragedy of the whaleship Essex. Nathaniel Philbrick. 910.452 PHI, DVD Action Adv. I, Ebook, EAudiobook
1999. Embracing defeat: Japan in the wake of World War II. John Dower. 952 DOW
1998. Slaves in the family. Edward Ball. 975.791 BAL
1997. American sphinx: the character of Thomas Jefferson. Joseph J. Ellis. B Jefferson
1996. An American requiem: God, my father, and the war that came between us. James Carroll. B Carroll
1994. How we die: reflections on life’s final chapter. Sherwin B. Nuland. 616.078 NUL, Audio 616.078
1992. Becoming a man: half a life story. Paul Monette. B Monette
1990. The house of Morgan: an American banking dynasty and the rise of modern finance. Ron Chernow. 332.12 CHE
1989. From Beirut to Jerusalem. Thomas L. Friedman. 956.05 FRI
1988. A bright shining lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam. Neil Sheehan. 959.704 SHE
1986. Arctic dreams: imagination and desire in a northern landscape. Barry Lopez. 508.9 LOP
1984. Andrew Jackson and the course of American democracy, 1833-1845. Robert Remini. B Jackson
1980. The right stuff. Tom Wolfe. 629.45 WOL, Large Type 629.45 WOL, DVD Drama
The snow leopard. Peter Matthiessen. 915.4 MAT, Audio 915.4 MAT
1961. The rise and fall of the Third Reich: a history of Nazi Germany. William L. Shirer. 943.086 SHI, CD 943.086 SHI, Ebook, EAudiobook
1954. A stillness at Appomattox. Bruce Catton. 973.7 CAT


2017. Half-light: collected poems 1965-2016. Frank Bidart. 811 BID
2016. The performance of becoming human. Daniel Borzutzky. 811.6 BOR
2015. Voyage of the Sable Venus and other poems. Robin Coste Lewis. 811.6 LEW
2014. Faithful and virtuous night. Louise Glück. 811 GLU
2013. Incarnadine. Mary Szybist. 811 SZY
2012. Bewilderment: new poems and translations. David Ferry. 811 FER
2010. Lighthead. Terrance Hayes. 811 HAY
2008. Fire to fire. Mark Doty. 811 DOT
2007. Time and materials. Robert Hass. 811 HAS
2006. Splay anthem. Nathaniel Mackey. 811 MACK
2004. Door in the mountain: new and collected poems, 1965-2003. Jean Valentine. 811 VAL
2003. The singing. C.K. Williams. 811 WIL
2001. Poems seven: new and complete poetry. Alan Dugan. 811 DUG
1992. New and selected poems. Mary Oliver. 811 OLI
1991. What work is: poems. Philip Levine. 811 LEV
1983. Selected poems. Galway Kinnell. 811 KIN
1978. The collected poems of Howard Nemerov. 811 NEM
1974. Diving into the wreck; poems, 1971-1972. Adrienne Rich. 811 RIC
1973. Collected poems, 1951-1971. A. R. Ammons. 811 AMM
1959. Words for the wind. Theodore Roethke. 811 ROE
1955. The collected poems of Wallace Stevens. 811 STE
1952. Collected poems. Marianne Moore. 811 MOO


2018. The emissary. Yoko Tawada. Fic TAW


2017. Far from the tree. Robin Benway. Y Fic BEN, Ebook, EAudiobook
2016. March. Book three. John Lewis, Andrew Aydin. Graphic 342.73 LEW, Y 71.5 LEW, Ebook
2015. Challenger Deep. Neal Shusterman. Y Fic SHU, Y AUDIO CD SHU, Y AUDIO Playaway SHU
2014. Brown girl dreaming. Jacqueline Woodson. J 811 WOO, J AUDIO CD 811 WOO
2012. Goblin secrets. William Alexander. J ALE
2011. Inside out & back again. Thanhha Lai. J LAI
2010. Mockingbird: mok’ing-b^urd. Kathryn Erskine. Y Fic ERS, J ERS
2009. Claudette Colvin: twice toward justice. Phillip Hoose. Y 323.092 HOO, JB Colvin
2008. What I saw and how I lied. Judy Blundell. Y Fic BLU, Y AUDIO Playaway BLU
2007. The absolutely true diary of a part-time Indian. Sherman Alexie. Y Fic ALE, Large Type Fic ALE, J ALE, Y AUDIO CD ALE
2006. The astonishing life of Octavian Nothing, traitor to the nation. Volume 1, The pox party. M. T. Anderson. Y Fic AND, Large Type Fic AND
2005. The Penderwicks: a summer tale of four sisters, two rabbits, and a very interesting boy. Jeanne Birdsall. J BIR, Large Type Fic BIR, J AUDIO CD BIR
2004. Godless. Pete Hautman. Y Fic HAU
2003. The canning season. Polly Horvath. Y Fic HOR, Large Type Fic HOR
2002. The house of the scorpion. Nancy Farmer. Y Fic FAR, Spanish Lang. Fic FAR, CD Fic FAR
2001. True believer. Virginia Euwer Wolff. Large Type Fic WOL
2000. Homeless bird. Gloria Whelan. J WHE, Large Type Fic WHE, J AUDIO CD WHE
1999. When Zachary Beaver came to town. Kimberly Willis Holt. Y Fic HOL, Large Type Fic HOL, DVD Drama W
1998. Holes. Louis Sachar. J SAC Newbery, Sp. Lang. J SAC, J AUDIO CD SAC Newbery, DVD Drama H
1997. Dancing on the edge. Han Nolan. Y Fic NOL
1996. Parrot in the oven: mi vida: a novel. Victor Martinez. Y Fic MAR, Spanish Lang. Fic MAR


1983. Homesick, my own story. Jean Fritz. J FRI
1982. Words by heart. Ouida Sebestyen. DVD Children, VIDEO Drama
1981. The night swimmers. Betsy Byars. J BYA
Ramona and her mother
. Beverly Cleary. J CLE, J Paperback, Sp. Lang. J CLE, J AUDIO CD CLE, VIDEO Children R
1980. A gathering of days: a New England girl’s journal, 1830-32. Joan Blos. J BLO Newbery
A swiftly tilting planet
. Madeleine L’Engle. J LEN, J AUDIO Cassette LEN
1979. The great Gilly Hopkins. Katherine Paterson. J PAT, J AUDIO CD PAT, Spanish Lang. Fic PAT
1977. The master puppeteer. Katherine Paterson. J PAT
1975. M.C. Higgins, the great. Virginia Hamilton. J HAM Newbery, J Paperback, Large Type Fic HAM, J AUDIO CD HAM Newbery
1974. The court of the stone children. Eleanor Cameron. J CAM
1973. The farthest shore. Ursula Le Guin. J LEG, Sci. Fic LEG, Y Fic LEG


1983. A house is a house for me. Mary Ann Hoberman. E Paperback, J AUDIO Book and Cassette HOB
Miss Rumphius. Barbara Cooney. Pic COO, J AUDIO Book and Cassette COO, DVD Children, Sp. Lang. Pic COO
Doctor De Soto. William Steig. Pic STE, Sp. Lang. Book and Cassette STE, DVD Children
1982. Outside over there. Maurice Sendak. Pic SEN
Noah’s ark. Peter Spier. Pic SPI Caldecott


1984. Stones for Ibarra. Harriet Doerr. Fic DOE
1983. The women of Brewster Place. Gloria Naylor. Fic NAY
1980. Birdy. William Wharton. Fic WHA, CD Fic WHA


1980. The green ripper. John D. MacDonald. Large Type Fic MACD
Stained glass. William F. Buckley, Jr. Fic BUC


1980. Bendigo Shafter. Louis L’Amour. Fic LAM, Large Type Fic LAM


1980. The book of the dun cow. Walter Wangerin, Jr. Y Fic WAN, J WAN


1983. Nathaniel Hawthorne in his times. James R. Mellow. B Hawthorne
Isak Dinesen: the life of a storyteller
. Judith Thurman. B Dinesen
1982. Mornings on horseback. David McCullough. B Roosevelt, CD B Roosevelt
1981. Walt Whitman, a life. Justin Kaplan. B Whitman
1980. The rise of Theodore Roosevelt. Edmund Morris. B Roosevelt
Lauren Bacall by myself. B Bacall
Max Perkins: editor of genius. A. Scott Berg. B Perkins
1973. George Washington: anguish and farewell. James Thomas Flexner. B Washington
1965. The life of Lenin. Louis Fischer. B Lenin


1973. Fire in the lake: the Vietnamese and the Americans in Vietnam. Frances FitzGerald. 959.704 FIT


1977. The uses of enchantment: the meaning and importance of fairy tales. Bruno Bettelheim. 398.4 BET


1980. The culture of narcissism. Christopher Lasch. 309.17 LAS


1980. A distant mirror: the calamitous 14th century. Barbara W. Tuchman. 944.025 TUC, CD 940.19
1978. The path between the seas: the creation of the Panama Canal, 1870-1914. David McCullough. 386.444 MACC, CD 386.44 MACC


1980. The gnostic Gospels. Elaine Pagels. 273.1 PAG, CD 273.1 PAG
1973. A religious history of the American people. Sydney E. Ahlstrom. 277.3 AHL


1982. Lucy: the beginnings of humankind. Donald C. Johanson and Maitland A. Edey. 569.9 JOH
1981. The panda’s thumb: more reflections in natural history. Stephen Jay Gould. 575.01 GOU