Since the awards have been administered and presented by the National Book Foundation , but they are awards "by writers to writers". General fiction was one of four categories when the awards were re-established in For several years beginning , prior to the Foundation, there were multiple fiction categories: hardcover, paperback, first novel or first work of fiction; from to hardcover and paperback children's fiction ; and only in five awards to mystery fiction , science fiction , and western fiction.
The award recognizes one book written by a U.
The National Book Foundation accepts nominations from publishers until June 15, requires mailing nominated books to the panelists by August 1, and announces five finalists in October. The winner is announced on the day of the final ceremony in November.
Authors who have won the award more than once include such noted figures as William Faulkner , John Updike , William Gaddis , Jesmyn Ward , and Philip Roth , each having won the award on two occasions along with numerous other nominations.
From to there were six annual awards for general fiction and the "Bookseller Discovery" or "Most Original Book" was sometimes a novel. From to there were six annual awards to first novels or first works of fiction. In there were five awards to mystery, western, or science fiction.
List of winners of the National Book Award
There have been many awards to fiction in the Children's or Young People's categories. This list covers only the post-war awards pre-war awards follow to general fiction for adult readers: one annual winner from except two undifferentiated winners to , dual hardcover and paperback winners to For each award, the winner is listed first followed by the finalists.
Unless otherwise noted, the year represents the year the award was given for books published in the prior year.
Thus, the award year is for books published in Powers — Morte d'Urban . Sammler's Planet . For to this list covers the paired "Fiction hardcover " and "Fiction paperback " awards in that order.
Hard and paper editions were distinguished only in these four years; none of the paperback winners were original ; in their first editions all had been losing finalists in or From to there was also one award for first novel or first work of fiction and in there were five more awards for mystery, western, and science fiction.
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Vollmann — Europe Central . Furthermore, works of fiction were eligible for the "Bookseller Discovery" and "Most Original Book" awards; fiction winners are listed here.
Cronin , The Citadel . Finney , The Circus of Dr. Lao novel . From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Split awards have been prohibited continuously from The third listed was nonfiction, but Nonfiction was the second listed award winner, so the allocation of "close seconds" to award categories is uncertain.
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National Book Award for Young People's Literature
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