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National Book Awards

Type Title Author

1999

Fiction Waiting Ha Jin
Non-Fiction Embracing Defeat:  Japan in the Wake of WWII John W. Dower
Poetry Vice: New and Selected Poems Ai 
Young People's Literature When Zachary Beaver Came to Town Kimberly Willis Holt

1998

Fiction Charming Billy Alice McDermott
Non-Fiction Slaves in the Family Edward Ball
Poetry This Time: New and Selected Poems Gerald Stern
Young People's Literature Holes Louis Sachar

1997

Fiction Cold Mountain Charles Frazier
Non-fiction American Sphinz: The Character of Thomas Jefferson Joseph Ellis
Poetry Effort at Speech: New and Selected Poems William Meredith
Young People's Literature Dancing on Edge Han Nolan

1996

Fiction Ship Fever and Other Stories Andrea Barrett
Non-Fiction An American Requiem James Carroll
Poetry Scrambled Eggs & Whiskey Hayden Carruth
Young People's Literature Parrott in the Oven: Mi Vida Victor Martinez

1995

Fiction Sabbath's Theater Philip Roth
Non-Fiction The Haunted Land:  Facing Europe's Ghosts After Communism Tina Rosenberg
Poetry Passing Through: The Later Poems Stanley Kunitz

 1994

Fiction A Frolic of His Own William Gaddis
Non-Fiction How We Die: Reflections on Life's Final Chapter Sherwin B. Nuland
Poetry A Worshipful Company of Fletchers James Tate

1993

Fiction The Shipping News E. Annie Proulx
Non-Fiction United States: Essays 1952-1992 Gore Vidal
Poetry Garbage A.R. Ammons

1992

Fiction All the Pretty Horses Cormac McCarthy
Non-Fiction Becoming a Man: Half a Life Story Paul Monette
Poetry New & Selected Poems Mary Oliver

1991

Fiction Mating Norman Rush
Non-Fiction Freedom Orlando Patterson
Poetry What Work Is Philip Levine

1990

Fiction Middle Passage Charles Johnson
Non-Fiction The House of Morgan: An American Banking Dynasty and the Rise of Modern Finance Ron Chernow

1989

Fiction Spartina John Casey
Non-Fiction From Beirut to Jerusulaem Thomas L. Friedman

1988

Fiction Paris Trout Pete Dexter
Non-Fiction A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam Neil Sheehan

1987

Fiction Paco's Story Larry Heinemann
Non-Fiction The Making of the Atomic Bomb Richard Rhodes
1986
Fiction World's Fair E.L. Doctorow
Non-Fiction Artic Dreams Barry Lopez
1985
Fiction White Noise Don Delillo
Non-Fiction Common Ground: A Turbulent Decade in the Lives of Three American Families J. Anthony Lukas
1984
Fiction Victory Over Japan:  A Book of Stories Ellen Gilchrist
Non-Fiction Andrew Jackson and the Course of American Democracy, 1833-1845 Robert V. Remini
1983
Fiction The Color Purple Alice Walker
Non-Fiction China: Alive in the Bitter Sea Fox Butterfield
1982
Fiction Rabbit is Rich John Updike
Non-Fiction The Soul of a New Machine Tracy Kidder
1981
Fiction Plains Song Wright Morris
Non-Fiction China Men Maxine Hong Kingston
1980
Fiction Sophie's Choice William Stryon
Non-Fiction The Right Stuff Tom Wolfe
1979
Fiction Going After Cacciato Tim O'Brian
1978
Fiction Blood Ties Mary Lee Settle
1977
Fiction The Spectator Bird Wallace Stegner
1976
Fiction Jr William Gaddis
1975
Fiction Dog Soldiers  Robert Stone
Fiction The Hair of Harold Roux Thomas Williams
1974
Fiction A Crown of Feathers and Other Stories Isaac Bashevis Singer
Fiction Gravity's Rainbow Thomas
 

 

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