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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
1950 Fiction The Man with the Golden Arm (50th Anniversary Edition) Algren, Nelson
1950 Non-Fiction Ralph Waldo Emerson Rusk, Ralph L.
1950 Poetry Paterson Williams, William Carlos and Macgowan, Christopher J.
1951 Fiction Collected Stories Faulkner, William
1951 Non-Fiction Herman Melville Arvin, Newton
1951 Poetry The Auroras of Autumn Stevens, Wallace
1952 Fiction From Here to Eternity Jones, James
1952 Non-Fiction The Sea Around Us Carson, Rachel
1952 Poetry Collected Poems Moore, Marianne
1953 Fiction Invisible Man Ellison, Ralph
1953 Non-Fiction The Course of Empire Voto, Bernard A. De
1953 Poetry Collected Poems Macleish, Archibald
1954 Fiction The Adventures of Augie March Bellow, Saul
1954 Non-Fiction Bruce Catton's Civil War: 3 Volumes in 1: Mr Lincoln's Army, Glory Road, A Stillness at Appomattox Catton, Bruce
1954 Poetry Collected Poems Aiken, Conrad
1955 Fiction A Fable Faulkner, William
1955 Non-Fiction The Measure of Man Krutch, Joseph Wood
1955 Poetry The Collected Poems of Wallace Stevens Stevens, Wallace
1956 Fiction Ten North Frederick O'Hara, John and Dee, Jonathan
1956 Non-Fiction An American in Italy Kubly, Herbert
1956 Poetry The Shield of Achilles Auden, W. H.
1957 Fiction The Field of Vision Morris, Wright
1957 Non-Fiction Russia Leaves the War Kennan, George F.
1957 Poetry Things of This World Wilbur, Richard
1958 Fiction The Wapshot Chronicle Cheever, John
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