National Book Award1981

Given by National Book Foundation

67 Works 90,868 Books 1,407 Reviews 4.1

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

vis mere Foundation selects a total of twenty Judges, including five in each of the four Award categories: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Young People’s Literature. Judges are published writers who are known to be doing great work in their genre or field, and in some cases, are past NBA Finalists or Winners. One of the five Judges on each panel is selected as the panel chair. This person acts as the voice of the panel and the liaison to the Foundation. The Foundation staff takes no part in the Judges’ deliberations, except to verify a submission’s eligibility. vis mindre
Stages:
Alle, Winner (404), Finalist (1,815), Longlist (2,055), Nominee (3)
Kategorier:
Alle, Arts and Letters (57), Autobiography (Hardcover) (3), Autobiography (Paperback) (1), Autobiography/Biography (Hardcover) (12), Autobiography/Biography (Paperback) (15), Biografi (8), Biography (Hardcover) (2), Biography (Paperback) (4), Biography and Autobiography (3), Children's Books (14), Children's Books (Hardcover) (4), Children's Books (Paperback) (4), Children's Books, Fiction (Hardcover) (10), Children's Books, Fiction (Paperback) (8), Children's Books, Nonfiction (10), Children's Books, Nonfiction (Hardcover) (4), Children's Books, Picture Books (Hardcover) (5), Children's Books, Picture Books (Paperback) (6), Children's Fiction (Hardcover) (4), Children's Fiction (Paperback) (5), Children's Literature (10), Children's Picture Books (Hardcover) (5), Children's Picture Books (Paperback) (5), Contemporary Affairs (9), Contemporary Thought (4), Current Interest (Hardcover) (4), Current Interest (Paperback) (5), Fiction (477), Fiction (Hardcover) (14), Fiction (Paperback) (16), First Novel (19), First Work of Fiction (6), General Nonfiction (Hardcover) (19), General Nonfiction (Paperback) (17), General Reference Books (Hardcover) (3), General Reference Books (Paperback) (5), Hardcover (2), Historie (9), History (Hardcover) (21), History (Paperback) (12), History and Biography (39), Most Distinguished Novel (1), Most Original Book (1), Mystery (Hardcover) (5), Mystery (Paperback) (5), New Writer of the Year (1), Non-Fiction Book of the Year (1), Nonfiction (413), Original Paperback (5), Paperback (4), Philosophy and Religion (10), Poetry (331), Religion/Inspiration (Hardcover) (5), Religion/Inspiration (Paperback) (3), Science (Hardcover) (18), Science (Paperback) (18), Science Fiction (Hardcover) (9), Science Fiction (Paperback) (1), Science, Philosophy, and Religion (18), The Sciences (16), Translated Literature (58), Translation (54), Western (4), Young People's Literature (196), No Category (11)
Years:
Alle, 2023 (50), 2022 (51), 2021 (49), 2020 (50), 2019 (49), 2018 (51), 2017 (40), 2016 (41), 2015 (40), 2014 (41), 2013 (42), 2012 (20), 2011 (20), 2010 (20), 2009 (20), 2008 (20), 2007 (16), 2006 (20), 2005 (20), 2004 (20), 2003 (20), 2002 (20), 2001 (20), 2000 (20), 1999 (20), 1998 (19), 1997 (20), 1996 (20), 1995 (15), 1994 (15), 1993 (15), 1992 (15), 1991 (15), 1990 (10), 1989 (9), 1988 (9), 1987 (10), 1986 (8), 1985 (9), 1984 (11), 1983 (89), 1982 (79), 1981 (67), 1980 (105), 1979 (13), 1978 (9), 1977 (15), 1976 (12), 1975 (25), 1974 (28), 1973 (25), 1972) (finalist (1), 1972 (30), 1971 (32), 1970 (31), 1969 (30), 1968 (24), 1967 (29), 1966 (19), 1965 (22), 1964 (25), 1963 (24), 1962 (36), 1961 (35), 1960 (40), 1959 (25), 1958 (29), 1957 (41), 1956 (26), 1955 (29), 1954 (3), 1953 (33), 1952 (32), 1951 (3), 1950 (8), 1936 (2), 1935 (1)
Announced:
november 2023: Winner2023 Nyeste

Winner 15

Finalist 67

VærkKategoriÅr
Walt Whitman: A Life af Justin KaplanAutobiography/Biography (Hardcover)1981
Nathaniel Hawthorne in His Times af James R. MellowAutobiography/Biography (Hardcover)1981
Orwell, the Transformation af Peter StanskyAutobiography/Biography (Hardcover)1981
Walter Lippmann and the American Century af Ronald SteelAutobiography/Biography (Hardcover)1981
Samuel Beckett: A Biography af Deirdre BairAutobiography/Biography (Paperback)1981
Willa Cather: A Critical Biography af E. K. BrownAutobiography/Biography (Paperback)1981
Bloomsbury: A House of Lions af Leon EdelAutobiography/Biography (Paperback)1981
The Facts of Life af Maureen HowardAutobiography/Biography (Paperback)1981
Being Bernard Berenson: A Biography af Meryle SecrestAutobiography/Biography (Paperback)1981
The Night Swimmers af Betsy ByarsChildren's Books, Fiction (Hardcover)1981
A Place Apart af Paula FoxChildren's Books, Fiction (Hardcover)1981
Far From Home af Ouida SebestyenChildren's Books, Fiction (Hardcover)1981
The Alfred Summer af Jan SlepianChildren's Books, Fiction (Hardcover)1981
Ramona and Her Mother af Beverly ClearyChildren's Books, Fiction (Paperback)1981
All together now af Sue Ellen BridgersChildren's Books, Fiction (Paperback)1981
Tex af S. E. HintonChildren's Books, Fiction (Paperback)1981
The Westing Game af Ellen RaskinChildren's Books, Fiction (Paperback)1981
Where Do You Think You're Going, Christopher Columbus? af Jean FritzChildren's Books, Nonfiction (Hardcover)1981
The ballpark af William JaspersohnChildren's Books, Nonfiction (Hardcover)1981
All Times, All Peoples: A World History of Slavery af Milton MeltzerChildren's Books, Nonfiction (Hardcover)1981
People af Peter SpierChildren's Books, Nonfiction (Hardcover)1981
The Stories of John Cheever af John CheeverFiction1981
Plains Song: For Female Voices af Wright MorrisFiction1981
The Transit of Venus af Shirley HazzardFiction (Hardcover)1981
So Long, See You Tomorrow af William MaxwellFiction (Hardcover)1981
The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty af Eudora WeltyFiction (Hardcover)1981
The Year of the French af Thomas FlanaganFiction (Paperback)1981
Endless love af Scott SpencerFiction (Paperback)1981
War and Remembrance af Herman WoukFiction (Paperback)1981
Sister Wolf af Ann ArensbergFirst Novel1981
Hulebjørnens klan af Jean M. AuelFirst Novel1981
Horn of Africa af Philip CaputoFirst Novel1981
O My America! af Johanna KaplanFirst Novel1981
Rough Strife af Lynne Sharon SchwartzFirst Novel1981
China Men af Maxine Hong KingstonGeneral Nonfiction (Hardcover)1981
The Dream of the Golden Mountains: Remembering the 1930s af Malcolm CowleyGeneral Nonfiction (Hardcover)1981
From a Limestone Ledge af John GravesGeneral Nonfiction (Hardcover)1981
Naming Names af Victor S. NavaskyGeneral Nonfiction (Hardcover)1981
American Dreams: Lost and Found af Studs TerkelGeneral Nonfiction (Hardcover)1981
The Last Cowboy af Jane KramerGeneral Nonfiction (Paperback)1981
The White Album af Joan DidionGeneral Nonfiction (Paperback)1981
The Powers That Be af David HalberstamGeneral Nonfiction (Paperback)1981
Merchants of Grain af Dan MorganGeneral Nonfiction (Paperback)1981
The Old Patagonian Express: By Train Through the Americas af Paul TherouxGeneral Nonfiction (Paperback)1981
Christianity, Social Tolerance, and Homosexuality af John BoswellHistory (Hardcover)1981
Fire in the Minds of Men: Origins of the Revolutionary Faith af James H. BillingtonHistory (Hardcover)1981
The Age of Reform, 1250-1550: An Intellectual and Religious History of Late Medieval and Reformation Europe af Steven OzmentHistory (Hardcover)1981
Fin-de-Siècle Vienna: Politics and Culture af Carl E. SchorskeHistory (Hardcover)1981
The Shaping of America: A People's History of the Young Republic af Page SmithHistory (Hardcover)1981
Facing West: The Metaphysics of Indian-Hating and Empire-Building af Richard DrinnonHistory (Paperback)1981
A People's History of the United States af Howard ZinnHistory (Paperback)1981
In the Matter of Color: Race and the American Legal Process af A. Leon HigginbothamPaperback1981
The Need to Hold Still: Poems af Lisel MuellerPoetry1981
The Panda's Thumb: More Reflections in Natural History af Stephen Jay GouldScience (Hardcover)1981
The Abyss of Time: Changing Conceptions of the Earth's Antiquity After the Sixteenth Century af Claude C. Jr. AlbrittonScience (Hardcover)1981
The Wooing of Earth af René J. DubosScience (Hardcover)1981
Galaxies af Timothy FerrisScience (Hardcover)1981
Cosmos: The Story of Cosmic Evolution, Science and Civilisation af Carl SaganScience (Hardcover)1981
The Medusa and the Snail: More Notes of a Biology Watcher af Lewis ThomasScience (Paperback)1981
Broca's Brain: Reflections on the Romance of Science af Carl SaganScience (Paperback)1981
The Big Bang af Joseph SilkScience (Paperback)1981
Black Holes: The Edge of Space, The End of Time af Walter SullivanScience (Paperback)1981
The Letters of Gustave Flaubert: 1830-1857 af Gustave Flaubert
Francis Steegmuller, Translation
Translation1981
Evening Edged in Gold af Arno Schmidt
John E. Woods, Translation
Translation1981
Archilochus, Sappho, Alkman: Three Lyric Poets of the Seventh Century B.C. af Guy DavenportTranslation1981
Lute Song af Ming Kao
Jean Milligan, Translation
Translation1981
Fortællinger fra Kolyma af Varlam Shalamov
John Glad, Translation
Translation1981

Longlist 67

VærkKategoriÅr
Walt Whitman: A Life af Justin KaplanAutobiography/Biography (Hardcover)1981
Nathaniel Hawthorne in His Times af James R. MellowAutobiography/Biography (Hardcover)1981
Orwell, the Transformation af Peter StanskyAutobiography/Biography (Hardcover)1981
Walter Lippmann and the American Century af Ronald SteelAutobiography/Biography (Hardcover)1981
Samuel Beckett: A Biography af Deirdre BairAutobiography/Biography (Paperback)1981
Willa Cather: A Critical Biography af E. K. BrownAutobiography/Biography (Paperback)1981
Bloomsbury: A House of Lions af Leon EdelAutobiography/Biography (Paperback)1981
The Facts of Life af Maureen HowardAutobiography/Biography (Paperback)1981
Being Bernard Berenson: A Biography af Meryle SecrestAutobiography/Biography (Paperback)1981
The Night Swimmers af Betsy ByarsChildren's Books, Fiction (Hardcover)1981
A Place Apart af Paula FoxChildren's Books, Fiction (Hardcover)1981
Far From Home af Ouida SebestyenChildren's Books, Fiction (Hardcover)1981
The Alfred Summer af Jan SlepianChildren's Books, Fiction (Hardcover)1981
Ramona and Her Mother af Beverly ClearyChildren's Books, Fiction (Paperback)1981
All together now af Sue Ellen BridgersChildren's Books, Fiction (Paperback)1981
Tex af S. E. HintonChildren's Books, Fiction (Paperback)1981
The Westing Game af Ellen RaskinChildren's Books, Fiction (Paperback)1981
Where Do You Think You're Going, Christopher Columbus? af Jean FritzChildren's Books, Nonfiction (Hardcover)1981
The ballpark af William JaspersohnChildren's Books, Nonfiction (Hardcover)1981
All Times, All Peoples: A World History of Slavery af Milton MeltzerChildren's Books, Nonfiction (Hardcover)1981
People af Peter SpierChildren's Books, Nonfiction (Hardcover)1981
The Stories of John Cheever af John CheeverFiction1981
Plains Song: For Female Voices af Wright MorrisFiction1981
The Transit of Venus af Shirley HazzardFiction (Hardcover)1981
So Long, See You Tomorrow af William MaxwellFiction (Hardcover)1981
The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty af Eudora WeltyFiction (Hardcover)1981
The Year of the French af Thomas FlanaganFiction (Paperback)1981
Endless love af Scott SpencerFiction (Paperback)1981
War and Remembrance af Herman WoukFiction (Paperback)1981
Sister Wolf af Ann ArensbergFirst Novel1981
Hulebjørnens klan af Jean M. AuelFirst Novel1981
Horn of Africa af Philip CaputoFirst Novel1981
O My America! af Johanna KaplanFirst Novel1981
Rough Strife af Lynne Sharon SchwartzFirst Novel1981
China Men af Maxine Hong KingstonGeneral Nonfiction (Hardcover)1981
The Dream of the Golden Mountains: Remembering the 1930s af Malcolm CowleyGeneral Nonfiction (Hardcover)1981
From a Limestone Ledge af John GravesGeneral Nonfiction (Hardcover)1981
Naming Names af Victor S. NavaskyGeneral Nonfiction (Hardcover)1981
American Dreams: Lost and Found af Studs TerkelGeneral Nonfiction (Hardcover)1981
The Last Cowboy af Jane KramerGeneral Nonfiction (Paperback)1981
The White Album af Joan DidionGeneral Nonfiction (Paperback)1981
The Powers That Be af David HalberstamGeneral Nonfiction (Paperback)1981
Merchants of Grain af Dan MorganGeneral Nonfiction (Paperback)1981
The Old Patagonian Express: By Train Through the Americas af Paul TherouxGeneral Nonfiction (Paperback)1981
Christianity, Social Tolerance, and Homosexuality af John BoswellHistory (Hardcover)1981
Fire in the Minds of Men: Origins of the Revolutionary Faith af James H. BillingtonHistory (Hardcover)1981
The Age of Reform, 1250-1550: An Intellectual and Religious History of Late Medieval and Reformation Europe af Steven OzmentHistory (Hardcover)1981
Fin-de-Siècle Vienna: Politics and Culture af Carl E. SchorskeHistory (Hardcover)1981
The Shaping of America: A People's History of the Young Republic af Page SmithHistory (Hardcover)1981
Facing West: The Metaphysics of Indian-Hating and Empire-Building af Richard DrinnonHistory (Paperback)1981
A People's History of the United States af Howard ZinnHistory (Paperback)1981
In the Matter of Color: Race and the American Legal Process af A. Leon HigginbothamPaperback1981
The Need to Hold Still: Poems af Lisel MuellerPoetry1981
The Panda's Thumb: More Reflections in Natural History af Stephen Jay GouldScience (Hardcover)1981
The Abyss of Time: Changing Conceptions of the Earth's Antiquity After the Sixteenth Century af Claude C. Jr. AlbrittonScience (Hardcover)1981
The Wooing of Earth af René J. DubosScience (Hardcover)1981
Galaxies af Timothy FerrisScience (Hardcover)1981
Cosmos: The Story of Cosmic Evolution, Science and Civilisation af Carl SaganScience (Hardcover)1981
The Medusa and the Snail: More Notes of a Biology Watcher af Lewis ThomasScience (Paperback)1981
Broca's Brain: Reflections on the Romance of Science af Carl SaganScience (Paperback)1981
The Big Bang af Joseph SilkScience (Paperback)1981
Black Holes: The Edge of Space, The End of Time af Walter SullivanScience (Paperback)1981
The Letters of Gustave Flaubert: 1830-1857 af Gustave Flaubert
Francis Steegmuller, Translation
Translation1981
Evening Edged in Gold af Arno Schmidt
John E. Woods, Translation
Translation1981
Archilochus, Sappho, Alkman: Three Lyric Poets of the Seventh Century B.C. af Guy DavenportTranslation1981
Lute Song af Ming Kao
Jean Milligan, Translation
Translation1981
Fortællinger fra Kolyma af Varlam Shalamov
John Glad, Translation
Translation1981

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