National Book Award in Fiction

National Book Award Medal

1950 Nelson Algren, The Man with the Golden Arm

1951 William Faulkner, The Collected Stories of William Faulkner

1952 James Jones, From Here to Eternity

1953 Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man

1954 Saul Bellow, The Adventures of Augie March

1955 William Faulkner, A Fable

1956 John O’Hara, Ten North Frederick

1957 Wright Morris, The Field of Vision

1958 John Cheever, The Wapshot Chronicle

1959 Bernard Malamud, The Magic Barrel

1960 Philip Roth, Goodbye, Columbus

1961 Conrad Richter, The Waters of Kronos

1962 Walker Percy, The Moviegoer

1963 J. F. Powers, Morte d’Urban

1964 John Updike, The Centaur

1965 Saul Bellow, Herzog

1966 Katherine Anne Porter, The Collected Stories of Katherine Anne Porter

1967 Bernard Malamud, The Fixer

1968 Thornton Wilder, The Eighth Day

1969 Jerzy Kosinski, Steps

1970 Joyce Carol Oates, them

1971 Saul Bellow, Mr. Sammler’s Planet

1972 Flannery O’Connor, The Complete Stories of Flannery O’Connor

1973 John Barth, Chimera

1973 John Edward Williams, Augustus

1974 Thomas Pynchon, Gravity’s Rainbow

1974 Isaac Bashevis Singer, A Crown of Feathers and Other Stories

1975 Robert Stone, Dog Soldiers

1975 Thomas Williams, The Hair of Harold Roux

1976 William Gaddis, J R

1977 Wallace Stegner, The Spectator Bird

1978 Mary Lee Settle, Blood Tie

1979 Tim O’Brien, Going After Cacciato

1980 William Styron, Sophie’s Choice

1980 John Irving, The World According to Garp

1981 Wright Morris, Plains Song

1981 John Cheever, The Stories of John Cheever

1982 John Updike, Rabbit is Rich

1982 William Maxwell, So Long, See You Tomorrow

1983 Alice Walker, The Color Purple

1983 Eudora Welty, Collected Stories of Eudora Welty

1984 Ellen Gilchrist, Victory Over Japan: A Book of Stories

1985 Don DeLillo, White Noise

1986 E.L. Doctorow, World’s Fair

1987 Larry Heinemann, Paco’s Story

1988 Pete Dexter, Paris Trout

1989 John Casey, Spartina

1990 Charles Johnson, Middle Passage

1991 Norman Rush, Mating

1992 Cormac McCarthy, All the Pretty Horses

1993 E. Annie Proulx, The Shipping News

1994 William Gaddis, A Frolic of His Own

1995 Philip Roth, Sabbath’s Theater

1996 Andrea Barrett, Ship Fever and Other Stories

1997 Charles Frazier, Cold Mountain

1998 Alice McDermott, Charming Billy

1999 Ha Jin, Waiting

2000 Susan Sontag, In America

2001 Jonathan Franzen, The Corrections

2002 Julia Glass, Three Junes

2003 Shirley Hazzard, The Great Fire

2004 Lily Tuck, The News from Paraguay

2005 William Vollmann, Europe Central

2006 Richard Powers, The Echo Maker

2007 Denis Johnson, Tree of Smoke

2008 Peter Matthiessen, Shadow Country

2009 Colum McCann, Let the Great World Spin

2010 Jaimy Gordon, Lord of Misrule

2011 Jesmyn Ward, Salvage the Bones

2012 Louise Erdrich, The Round House

2013 James McBride, The Good Lord Bird

2014 Phil Klay, Redeployment

2015 Adam Johnson, Fortune Smiles: Stories

2016 Colson Whitehead, The Underground Railroad

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