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The National Book Awards are presented annually "to celebrate the best of American literature, to expand its audience, and to enhance the cultural value of good writing in America." Bookshare is pleased to offer the following titles awarded the National Book Award.

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Year Award Title Author Action
1999 Poetry Vice: New and Selected Poems Ai
1954 Poetry Collected Poems Aiken, Conrad
1982 Young People's Fiction Westmark Alexander, Lloyd
1971 Young People's Fiction The Marvelous Misadventures of Sebastian Alexander, Lloyd
2012 Young Readers Goblin Secrets Alexander, William
2007 Young Readers The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian Alexie, Sherman
1950 Fiction The Man with the Golden Arm (50th Anniversary Edition) Algren, Nelson
1993 Poetry Garbage: A Poem Ammons, A. R.
2006 Young Readers The Pox Party (The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing: Traitor to the Nation; Volume 1) Anderson, M. T.
1981 Fiction Sister Wolf Arensberg, Ann
1975 Non-Fiction Interpretation of Schizophrenia Arieti, Silvano
1976 Non-Fiction Passage to Ararat Arlen, Michael J.
1951 Non-Fiction Herman Melville Arvin, Newton
1976 Poetry Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror Ashbery, John
1956 Poetry The Shield of Achilles Auden, W. H.
1980 Non-Fiction Lauren Bacall by Myself Bacall, Lauren
1975 Non-Fiction The Ordeal of Thomas Hutchinson Bailyn, Bernard
1998 Non-Fiction Slaves in the Family Ball, Edward
1996 Fiction Ship Fever: Stories Barrett, Andrea
1973 Fiction Chimera Barth, John
1972 Young People's Fiction The Slightly Irregular Fire Engine or The Hithering Thithering Djinn Barthelme, Donald
1978 Non-Fiction Samuel Johnson Bate, Walter Jackson
1971 Fiction Mr. Sammler's Planet Bellow, Saul
1965 Fiction Herzog Bellow, Saul
1954 Fiction The Adventures of Augie March Bellow, Saul
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