National Book Award Short List


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YearNonfictionFictionPoetryYoung People's LiteratureTranslation
1950
The Universe and Dr. Einstein
Lincoln Barnett
The Mature Mind
H.A. Overstreet
This I Remember
Eleanor Roosevelt
Killers of the Dream
Lillian Smith
Lincoln Finds a General
Kenneth P. Williams
1952
The Origins of Totalitarianism
Hannah Arendt
Life in America
Marshall Davidson
Henry James (1952)
F.W. DuPee
Birth of a World
Waldo Frank
George Washington, Volumes I-VII
Douglas Southall Freeman (I-VI), and John Alexander Carroll and Mary Wells Ashworth (VII after Dr. Freeman's Death in 1953) (Sort as: Douglas Southall Freeman)
Scribner
The Forgotten Language
Erich Fromm
The Uprooted
Oscar Handlin
Little
A Walker in the City
Walker Kazin
Jefferson and the Rights of Man
Dumas Malone
White Collar
C. Wright Mills
The Far Side of Paradise
Arthur Mizener
Conduct of Life
Lewis Mumford
Charles Evans Hughes
Merlo J. Pusey
Macmillan
Thomas Jefferson
Nathan Schachner
The Autobiography of William Carlos Williams
William Carlos Williams
Reunion and Reaction
C. Vann Woodward
The Morning Watch
James Agee
The Grass Harp
Truman Capote
Requiem for a Nun
William Faulkner
The Strange Children
Caroline Gordon
The Holy Sinner
Thomas Mann
Melville Goodwin USA
John P. Marquand
The Catcher in the Rye
J. D. Salinger
Lie Down in the Darkness
William Styron
The Witch Diggers
Jessamyn West
The Caine Mutiny
Herman Wouk
Doubleday
Nones
W. H. Auden
The Spirit of the Scene
William Rose Benèt
Selected Poems (1952E)
Richard Eberhart
Selected Poems of Horace Gregory
Horace Gregory
The Seven-League Crutches
Randall Jarrell
Praise to the End
Theodore Roethke
Selected Poems (1952R)
Muriel Rukeyser
Collected Earlier Poems
William Carlos Williams
Paterson
William Carlos Williams
1953
A Declaration of Faith
Herbert Agar
Ushant
Conrad Aiken
The Big Change
Frederick L. Allen
Let There Be Bread
Robert Brittain
The Confident Years
Van Wyck Brooks
Witness
Whittaker Chambers
Rome and a Villa
Eleanor Clark
Beyond the High Himalayas
William O. Douglas
George Washington, Volumes I-VII
Douglas Southall Freeman (I-VI), and John Alexander Carroll and Mary Wells Ashworth (VII after Dr. Freeman's Death in 1953) (Sort as: Douglas Southall Freeman)
Scribner
Rendezvous with Destiny
Eric Goldman
The Spirit of Liberty
Learned Hand
William Faulkner
Irving Howe
The Uses of the Past
Herbert Muller
The Taming of the Nations
F.S.C. Northrup
The Days Before
Katherine Anne Porter
Midstream: Lincoln the President
J. G. Randall
Abraham Lincoln (1953)
Benjamin Thomas
Sam Clemens of Hannibal
Dixon Wecter
Lincoln Finds a General, Vol. III
Kenneth P. Williams
The Shores of Light
Edmund Wilson
Many Mansions
Isabel Bolton
Winds of Morning
H.L. Davis
The Gathering Darkness
Thomas Gallagher
The Old Man and the Sea
Ernest Hemingway
Scribner
Jefferson Selleck
Carl Jones
The Landsman
Peter Martin
A Shower of Summer Days
May Sarton
The Gathering Wheel
Jean Stafford
East of Eden
John Steinbeck
The Build-Up
William Carlos Williams
Early and Late Testament
Stanley Burnshaw
New and Selected Poems
Thomas H. Ferril
The Suburb by the Sea
Robert Hillyer
Cape Horn and Other Poems
Ernest Kroll
A Mask for Janus
W. S. Merwin
A Song of Joy
Byron H. Reece
Ring Song
Naomi Replansky
The Dragon and the Unicorn
Kenneth Rexroth
Kentucky is My Land
Jesse Stuart
Poems (1953)
Ridgely Torrence
The First Morning
Peter Viereck
1955
Scenes and Portraits
Van Wyck Brooks
The Challenge of Man's Future
Harrison Brown
But We Were Born Free
Elmer Davis
The Roosevelt Family of Sagamore Hill
Hermann Hagedorn
Great River: The Rio Grande in North American History
Paul Horgan
Rinehart
The Manner is Ordinary
John La Farge
Bent's Fort
David Lavender
Abraham Lincoln (1955)
Carl Sandburg
COMBINECOMBINE
Beyond the Hundredth Meridian
Wallace Stegner
The Test of Freedom
Norman Thomas
The Second Tree from the Corner
E.B. White
The Dollmaker
Harriet Arnow
The View from Pompey's Head
Hamilton Basso
The Night of the Hunter
Davis Grubb
Pictures from an Institution
Randall Jarrell
The Last Hunt
Milton Lott
Lord Grizzly
Frederick Manfred
The Bad Seed
William March
The Huge Season
Wright Morris
The Courts of Memory
Frank Rooney
Sweet Thursday
John Steinbeck
Poems, 1923-1954
e.e. cummings
Poems: A Selection
Leonie Adams
Collected Poems, 1923-1953
Louise Bogan
Hungerfield and Other Poems
Robinson Jeffers
Songs for Eve
Archibald MacLeish
The Love Letters of Phyllis McGinley
Phyllis McGinley
The Verse Diary of a Psychiatrist
Merrill Moore
A Character Invented
LeRoy Smith
Poems in POETS OF TODAY
May Swenson
The Desert Music and Other Poems
William Carlos Williams
Selected Poems (1955)
Marya Zaturenska
1956
The Solitary Singer
Gay Wilson Allen
Government by Investigation
Alan Barth
The Edge of the Sea
Rachel Carson
The Land They Fought For
Clifford Dowdey
Inside Africa
John Gunther
The Age of Reform
Richard Hofstadter
Knopf
Part of Our Time
Murray Kempton
Gift from the Sea
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
They Thought They Were Free
Milton Mayer
Notre Dame of Paris
Allan Temko
Year of Decisions
Harry S. Truman
The Scrolls from the Dead Sea
Edmund Wilson
The Spider's House
Paul Bowles
The Black Prince
Shirley Ann Grau
Andersonville
MacKinlay Kantor
World
A Good Man is Hard to Find
Flannery O'Connor
Faithful Are the Wounds
May Sarton
Band of Angels
Robert Penn Warren
The Bride of the Innisfallen
Eudora Welty
Marjorie Morningstar
Herman Wouk
Poems - North & South
Elizabeth Bishop
Houghton
As If
John Ciardi
Birthdays from the Ocean
Isabella Gardner
Exiles and Marriages
Donald Hall
Selected Poems (1956)
Randall Jarrell
The Diamond Cutters
Adrienne Rich
Journey to Love
William Carlos Williams
1957
John Quincy Adams and the Union
Samuel F. Bemis
Roosevelt: The Lion and the Fox
James MacGregor Burns
This Hallowed Ground
Bruce Catton
Old Bullion Benton
William Chambers
Guides to Straight Thinking
Stuart Chase
The Atomic Quest
Arthur H. Compton
Franklin D. Roosevelt: The Triumph
Frank Freidel
The Crucial Decade
Eric Goldman
The Nun's Story
Kathryn Hulme
Richard III
Paul Murray Kendall
Profiles in Courage
John F. Kennedy
Harper
The Revolt of the Moderates
Samuel Lubell
The Raven and the Whale
Perry Miller
Transformations of Man
Lewis Mumford
Autumn Across America
Edwin W. Teale
Segregation
Robert Penn Warren
The Organization Man
William Whyte, Jr.
Walk on the Wild Side
Nelson Algren
Giovanni's Room
James Baldwin
Seize the Day
Saul Bellow
Greenwillow
B.J. Chute
These Thousand Years
A.B. Guthrie
A Single Pebble
John Hersey
Generations of Men
John Hunt
The Last Hurrah
Edwin O'Connor
The Presence of Grace
J. F. Powers
The Voice at the Back Door
Elizabeth Spencer
Further Fables for Our Time
James Thurber
The Form of Loss
Edgar Bowers
This Tilting Dust
Leah B. Drake
Greenhouse in the Garden
Charles E. Eaton
New and Selected Poems (1957)
Kenneth Fearing
In the Rose of Time
Robert Fitzgerald
Villa Narcisse
Katherine Haskins
Green Armor on Green Ground
Rolfe Humphries
Poems in POEMS OF TODAY, III
Joseph Langland
The Unicorn
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Green with Beasts
W. S. Merwin
Like a Bulwark
Marianne Moore
Section: Rock Drill
Ezra Pound
In Defense of the Earth
Kenneth Rexroth
Poems Old and New
John Hall Wheelock
1958
Mr. Baruch
Margaret Coit
The Reformation
Will Durant
Alexander Hamilton in the American Tradition
Louis Hacker
Poets in a Landscape
Gilbert Highet
Justice Holmes: The Shaping Years, 1841-1870
Mark deWolfe Howe
Nuclear Weapons and Foreign Policy
Henry A. Kissinger
Memories of a Catholic Girlhood
Mary McCarthy
A Proposal: Key to an Effective Foreign Policy
Max F. Milliken & W. W. Rostow
The Hidden Persuaders
Vance Packard
The Twentieth Maine
John Pullen
As France Goes
David Schoenbrun
Bridge to the Sun
Gwen Terasaki
The Citadel
W. S. White
A Death In The Family
James Agee
McDowell, Obolensky
By Love Possessed
James Gould Cozzens
Something About a Soldier
Mark Harris
The Velvet Horn
Andrew Lytle
The Assistant
Bernard Malamud
Love Among the Cannibals
Wright Morris
Pnin
Vladimir Nabokov
Atlas Shrugged
Ayn Rand
The Return of Lady Brace
Nancy Wilson Ross
The Birth of a Grandfather
May Sarton
Time Without Number
Daniel Berrigan
Letter from a Distant Land
Philip Booth
The Arctic Tern
Edwin G. Burrows
Selected Poems of H.D.
H.D. (Hilda Doolittle)
Great Praises
Richard Eberhart
Poems (1958)
Richmond Lattimore
Swimmer in the Air
Howard Moss
In Time Like Air
May Sarton
Hot Afternoons Have Been in Montana
Eli Siegel
Poems: 1947-1957
William Jay Smith
Opus Posthumous
Wallace Stevens
The Green Wall
James Wright
1959
The Human Condition
Hannah Arendt
Private
Lester Atwell
The Americans
Daniel J. Boorstin
The Wall Between
Anne Braden
Naked to Mine Enemies
Charles Ferguson
The Civil War, Vol. I
Shelby Foote
The Affluent Society
John Kenneth Galbraith
Only in America
Harry Golden
Marlborough's Duchess
Louis Kronenberger
A Case History of Hope
Flora Lewis
Journey to the Beginnings
Edgar Snow
Russia, the Atom and the West
George F. Kennan
The Ginger Man
J. P. Donleavy
Home from the Hill
William Humphrey
Lolita
Vladimir Nabokov
From the Terrace
John O'Hara
The Lost Country
J.R. Salamanca
The Winthrop Woman
Anya Seton
Anatomy of a Murder
Robert Travers
I Marry You
John Ciardi
Poems (1959)
e.e. cummings
Mirrors and Windows
Howard Nemerov
Collected Poems (1959)
Theodore Roethke
Poems for a Jew
Karl Shapiro
A Cage of Spines
May Swenson
Paterson, Book IV
William Carlos Williams
J. B.
Archibald Macleish
YearNonfictionFictionPoetryYoung People's LiteratureTranslation
1980
Autobiography
I'm Dancing As Fast As I Can
Barbara Gordon
Autobiography
Front and Center
John Houseman
Autobiography
Obituaries
William Saroyan
Biography
Marquand: An American Life
Millicent Bell
Biography
Bloomsbury: A House of Lions
Leon Edel
Biography
Bernard Berenson, The Making of a Connoisseur
Ernest Samuels
Belknap-Harvard
Biography
Samuel Johnson
Walter Jackson Bate
Harcourt
Biography
American Caesar
William Manchester
Biography
Robert Kennedy and His Times
Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr
Current Interest
Julia Child and More Company
Julia Child
Current Interest
Design for Independent Living: The Environment and Physically Disabled People
Raymond Lifchez and Barbara Winslow
Current Interest
Your Second Life: Vitality and Growth in Middle and Later Years
Gay Gaer Luce
Current Interest
The Pritkin Program for Diet and Exercise
Nathan Pritikin with Patrick M. McGrady, Jr.
Current Interest
Privacy: How to Protect What’s Left of It
Robert Ellis Smith
Current Interest
Babysense: A Practical and Supportive Guide to Baby Care
Frances Wells Burck
Current Interest
The Integral Urban House: Self-Reliant Living in the City
Farallones Institute
Current Interest
Pregnancy and Childbirth
Tracy Hotchner
Current Interest
Alice, Let's Eat
Calvin Trillin
General Nonfiction
America Revised
Frances FitzGerald
Atlantic-Little, Brown
General Nonfiction
The Powers That Be
David Halberstam
General Nonfiction
A Nervous Splendor: Vienna, 1888-1889
Frederic Morton
General Nonfiction
The Man Who Kept the Secrets: Richard Helms and the CIA
Thomas Powers
General Nonfiction
Lying: Moral Choice in Public and Private Life
Sissela Bok
Pantheon
General Nonfiction
Of Wolves and Men
Barry Lopez
General Reference Books
Encyclopedia of China Today
Frederick M. Kaplan, Julian M. Sopin and Stephen Andors (Sort as: Frederick M. Kaplan)
General Reference Books
Arts in America: A Bibliography
Bernard Karpel
General Reference Books
The Encyclopedia of American Religions, Vols. I & II
J. Gordon Melton
General Reference Books
Index to Children's Songs
Carolyn Sue Peterson, ed. And Ann D. Fenton, ed. (Sort as Peterson)
General Reference Books
The Ms. Guide to a Woman's Health
Cynthia W. Cooke, M.D. and Susan Dworkin (Sort as Cooke)
General Reference Books
The Solar Age Resource Book
Editors of Solar Age magazine
General Reference Books
I Hear America Talking: An Illustrated History of American Words and Phrases
Stuart Berg Flexner
General Reference Books
Kids: Day In and Day Out
Elizabeth L. Scharlatt, ed. (Sort as Scharlatt)
History
Franklin D. Roosevelt and American Foreign Policy
Robert Dallek
History
Decline of Bismarck's European Order: Franco-Russian Relations, 1875-1890
George F. Kennan
History
Utopian Thought in the Western World
Frank E. Manuel and Fritzie P. Manuel
History
Munich: The Price of Peace
Telford Taylor
Doubleday
History
The Making of Jazz: A Comprehensive History
James Lincoln Collier
History
The Physicists: The History of a Scientific Community in Modern America
Daniel J. Kevles
History
Chambers Case
Allen Weinstein – Perjury: The Hiss
History
In Search of History: A Personal Adventure
Theodore H. White
Harper & Row
Religion/Inspiration
The Heretical Imperative: Contemporary Possibilities of Religious Affirmation
Peter L. Berger
Religion/Inspiration
Introduction to the Old Testament as Scripture
Brevard S. Childs
Religion/Inspiration
Love is Stronger than Death
Peter J. Kreeft
Religion/Inspiration
The Authority and Interpretation of the Bible: An Historical Approach
Jack B. Rogers and Donald K. McKim
Religion/Inspiration
Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah
Richard Bach
Religion/Inspiration
The Helper
Catherine Marshall
Science
Disturbing the Universe
Freeman Dyson
Science
Living Corals
Douglas Faulkner and Richard Chesher
Science
Bumblebee Economics
Bernd Heinrich
Science
The Eighth Day of Creation: Makers of the Revolution in Biology
Horace Freeland Judson
Science
Black Holes and Warped Spacetime
William J. Kaufman, III
Science
The Essential Tension: Selected Studies in Scientific Tradition and Change
Thomas S. Kuhn
Science
The Thin Edge: Coast and Man in Crisis
Anne W. Simon
Just Above My Head
James Baldwin
The Executioner's Song
Norman Mailer
Little, Brown
The Ghost Writer
Philip Roth
Farrar, Straus
Endless Love
Scott Spencer
Collected Stories (1980)
Paul Bowles
Violet Clay
Gail Godwin
Too Far to Go
John Updike
First Novel
Vision Quest
Terry Davis
First Novel
When the Tree Sings
Stratis Haviaras
First Novel
Stealing Home
Philip F. O'Connor
First Novel
Mom Kills Kids and Self
Alan Saperstein
Mystery
Introducing C.G. Greenfield
Lucille Kallen
Mystery
The Rosary Murders
William X. Kienzle
Mystery
The Rheingold Route
Arthur Maling
Mystery
False Front
Lawrence Meyer
Mystery
The Spy Who Sat and Waited
R. Wright Campbell
Mystery
The Kremlin Conspiracy
Sean Flannery
Mystery
Listening Woman
Tony Hillerman
Mystery
The Infernal Device
Michael Kurland
Science Fiction
Engine Summer
John Crowley
Science Fiction
On Wings of Song
Thomas M. Disch
Science Fiction
Janissaries
Jerry Pournelle
Science Fiction
Juniper Time
Kate Wilhelm
Science Fiction
Tales of Neveryon
Samuel R. Delany
Science Fiction
Dreamsnake
Vonda N. McIntyre
Science Fiction
The Star-Spangled Future
Norman Spinrad
Science Fiction
The Persistence of Vision
John Varley
Western
Woman Chief
Benjamin Capps
Western
The High Rocks
Loren D. Estleman
Western
Wild Times
Brian Garfield
Western
My Brother, the Wind
G. Clifton Wisler
The Poems of Stanley Kunitz
Stanley Kunitz
In Broken Country
David Wagoner
The Road from Home
David Kherdian
Throwing Shadows
E.L. Konigsburg
Words by Heart
Ouida Sebestyen
Alan and Naomi
Myron Levoy
Frog and Toad Are Friends
Arnold Lobel
The Great Gilly Hopkins
Katherine Paterson
George Hart’s Poets of the Tamil Anthologies
George L. Hart, III
1981
Biography and Autobiography
Peter the Great: His Life and World
Robert K. Massie
Knopf
Biography and Autobiography
Nathaniel Hawthorne in His Times
James R. Mellow
Biography and Autobiography
Orwell: The Transformation
Peter Stansky and William Abrahams (sort as Peter Stansky)
Biography and Autobiography
Walter Lippmann and the American Century
Ronald Steel
Atlantic-Little, Brown
Biography and Autobiography
Willa Cather
E.K. Brown
Biography and Autobiography
Bloomsbury: A House of Lions
Leon Edel
Biography and Autobiography
Facts of Life
Maureen Howard
Little, Brown
Biography and Autobiography
Being Bernard Berenson
Meryle Secrest
General Nonfiction
The Dream of the Golden Mountains
Malcolm Cowley
General Nonfiction
From a Limestone Ledge
John Graves
General Nonfiction
Naming Names
Victor S. Navasky
General Nonfiction
American Dreams: Lost and Found
Studs Terkel
General Nonfiction
The White Album
Joan Didion
Simon & Schuster
General Nonfiction
The Powers That Be
David Halberstam
General Nonfiction
Merchants of Grain
Dan Morgan
General Nonfiction
The Old Patagonian Express
Paul Theroux
History
Fire in the Minds of Men
James H. Billington
History
The Age of Reform, 1250-1550
Steve Ozmont
History
Fin-de-Siècle Vienna: Politics And Culture
Carl E. Schorske
Knopf
History
The Shaping of America
Page Smith
History
Facing West
Richard Drinnon
History
In the Matter of Color
A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr.
History
Munich: The Price of Peace
Telford Taylor
Doubleday
History
A People's History of the United States
Howard Zinn
Science
The Abyss of Time
Claude C. Albritton, Jr.
Science
The Wooing of Earth
Rene Dubos
Science
Galaxies
Timothy Ferris
Science
Cosmos
Carl Sagan
Science
Broca's Brain
Carl Sagan
Science
The Big Bang
Joseph Silk
Science
Black Holes
Walter Sullivan
The Transit of Venus
Shirley Hazzard
Viking
So Long, See You Tomorrow
William Maxwell
Knopf
The Second Coming
Walker Percy
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
The Collected Stories (1981)
Eudora Welty
The Year of the French
Thomas Flanagan
Holt, Rinehart & Winston
The Executioner's Song
Norman Mailer
Little, Brown
Endless Love
Scott Spencer
War and Remembrance
Herman Wouk
First Novel
The Clan of the Cave Bear
Jean M. Auel
First Novel
Horn of Africa
Philip Caputo
First Novel
O My America
Johanna Kaplan
First Novel
Rough Strife
Lynne Sharon Schwartz
Before Sleep
Philip Booth
That Was Then
Isabella Gardner
Selected Poems (1981)
Mark Strand
Atheneum
Being Here: Poetry, 1977-1980
Robert Penn Warren
Random House
Fiction
A Place Apart
Paula Fox
Fiction
Jacob Have I Loved
Katherine Paterson
Fiction
Far From Home
Ouida Sebestyen
Fiction
The Alfred Summer
Jan Slepian
Fiction
The High King
Lloyd Alexander
Fiction
All Together Now
Sue Ellen Bridgers
Fiction
Tex
S. E. Hinton
Fiction
The Westing Game
Ellen Raskin
Nonfiction
Where Do You Think You're Going, Christopher Columbus?
Jean Fritz
Nonfiction
The Ballpark
William Jaspersohn
Nonfiction
All Time, All Peoples: A World History of Slavery
Milton Meltzer
Nonfiction
People
Peter Spier
Archilochos, Sappho, Alkman: Three Lyric Poets of the Seventh Century B.C.
Guy Davenport
Varlam Shalamov’s Kolyma Tales
John Glad
Kao Ming’s The Lute
Jean Milligan
YearNonfictionFictionPoetryYoung People's LiteratureTranslation
1990
Small Victories: The Real World of a Teacher, Her Students and Their High School
Samuel G. Freedman
Richard Milhouse Nixon: The Rise of an American Politician
Roger Morris
Henry Holt
Jackson Pollock: An American Saga
Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith
Clarkson N. Potter
Righteous Pilgrim: The Life and Times of Harold L. Ickes, 1847-1952
T.H. Watkins
Chromos
Felipe Alfau
Paradise (1990)
Elena Castedo
Dogeaters
Jessica Hagedorn
Because It Is Bitter, and Because It Is My Heart
Joyce Carol Oates
1991
Why Americans Hate Politics
E.J. Dionne, Jr.
Praying for Sheetrock
Melissa Fay Greene
Addison-Wesley
The Jameses: A Family Narrative
R.W.B. Lewis
Anne Sexton: A Biography
Diane Wood Middlebrook
Wartime Lies
Louis Begley
Knopf
Frog
Stephen Dixon
The MacGuffin
Stanley Elkin
Beyond Deserving
Sandra Scofield
Ending
Andrew Hudgins – The Never
Mary
Linda McCarriston – Eva
The Homeplace
Marilyn Nelson Waniek
An Atlas of the Difficult World: Poems 1988-1991
Adrienne Rich
W.W. Norton & Company
1992
The Promise of the New South: Life After Reconstruction
Edward L. Ayers
Oxford University Press
Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman
James Gleick
Pantheon
Truman
David McCullough
Simon & Schuster
Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Words That Remade America
Garry Wills
Simon & Schuster
Bastard out of Carolina
Dorothy Allison
Dreaming in Cuban
Cristina Garcia
Lost in the City
Edward P. Jones
Outerbridge Reach
Robert Stone
Ticknor & Fields
Collected Shorter Poems, 1946-1991
Hayden Carruth
Copper Canyon Press
The Wild Iris
Louise Gluck
The Ecco Press
Rapture
Susan Mitchell
No Nature
Gary Snyder
1993
Land of Desire: Merchants, Power, and the Rise of a New American Culture
William Leach
W.E.B. Du Bois: Biography of a Race 1868-1919
David Levering Lewis
Henry Holt
Century America
Richard Slotkin – Gunfighter Nation: The Myth of the Frontier in Twentieth
Battlefield: Farming a Civil War Battleground
Peter Svenson
Come to Me
Amy Bloom
The Pugilist at Rest
Thom Jones
Operation Wandering Soul
Richard Powers
Swimming in the Volcano
Bob Shacochis
My Alexandria
Mark Doty
University of Illinois
The Vigil: A Poem in Four Voices
Margaret Gibson
The Museum of Clear Ideas
Donald Hall
What We Don't Know About Each Other
Lawrence Raab
1994
The Unredeemed Captive: A Family Story from Early America
John Demos
Knopf
Strange Justice: The Selling of Clarence Thomas
Jane Mayer and Jill Abramson (Sort as Jane Mayer)
Houghton Mifflin
Fatheralong: A Meditation on Fathers, Sons, Race and Society
John Edgar Wideman
In Pharoah's Army: Memories of the Lost War
Tobias Wolff
Moses Supposes
Ellen Currie
White Man's Grave
Richard Dooling
The Bird Artist
Howard Norman
The Collected Stories (1995)
Grace Paley
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Like Most Revelations
Richard Howard
Hinge and Sign: Poems, 1968-1993
Heather McHugh
An Altogether Different Language
Anne Porter
A Study for the World's Body
David St. John
1995
Salvation on Sand Mountain: Snake Handling and Redemption in Southern Appalachia
Dennis Covington
Darwin's Dangerous Idea: Evolution and The Meanings of Life
Daniel C. Dennett
Simon & Schuster
A Civil Action
Jonathan Harr
Random House
Ghosts of Mississippi
Maryanne Vollers
All Souls' Rising
Madison Smartt Bell
Krik? Krak!
Edwidge Danticat
Interstate
Stephen Dixon
The House on the Lagoon
Rosario Ferrè
Collected Poems, 1945-1990
Barbara Howes
In the Crevice of Time: New and Collected Poems
Josephine Jacobsen
New and Selected Poems (1995J)
Donald Justice
Alfred A. Knopf
New and Selected Poems (1995S)
Gary Soto
1996
The Temple Bombing
Melissa Fay Greene
The Living and the Dead: Robert McNamara and Five Lives of a Lost War
Paul Hendrickson
The Life of Nelson A. Rockefeller: Worlds to Conquer, 1908-1958
Cary Reich
Fruitful: A Real Mother in the Modern World
Anne Roiphe
Atticus
Ron Hansen
The Giant's House
Elizabeth McCracken
Martin Dressler: The Tale of an American Dreamer
Steven Millhauser
Crown
The River Beyond the World
Janet Peery
The Terrible Stories
Lucille Clifton
Sun Under Wood
Robert Hass
Ecco Press
The Crack in Everything
Alicia Suskin Ostriker
Walking the Black Cat
Charles Simic
What Jamie Saw
Carolyn Coman
A Girl Named Disaster
Nancy Farmer
The Long Season of Rain
Helen Kim
Send Me Down a Miracle
Han Nolan
1997
The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara
David I. Kertzer
My Brother
Jamaica Kincaid
The Undertaking: Life Studies from the Dismal Trade
Thomas Lynch
Whittaker Chambers
Sam Tanenhaus
Underworld
Don DeLillo
Scribner
Le Divorce
Diane Johnson
Echo House
Ward Just
The Puttermesser Papers
Cynthia Ozick
Locusts at the Edge of Summer: New and Selected Poems
John Balaban
Desire
Frank Bidart
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Primate Behavior
Sarah Lindsay
The Fields of Praise: New and Selected Poems
Marilyn Nelson
The Facts Speak for Themselves
Brock Cole
Sons of Liberty
Adele Griffin
Where You Belong
Mary Ann McGuigan
Mean Margaret
Tor Seidler
1998
Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human
Harold Bloom
Riverhead: Putnam
There Once Was a World: A 900-Year Chronicle of the Shtetl of Eishyshok
Yaffa Eliach
A Slant of Sun: One Child’s Courage
Beth Kephart
All on Fire: William Lloyd Garrison and the Abolition of Slavery
Henry Mayer
Kaaterskill Falls
Allegra Goodman
The Healing
Gayl Jones
Damascus Gate
Robert Stone
A Man in Full
Tom Wolfe
The Art of the Lathe
B.H. Fairchild
The Little Space: Poems Selected and New, 1968-1998
Alicia Suskin Ostriker
Carnival Evening: New and Selected Poems 1968-1998
Linda Pastan
From the Devotions
Carl Phillips
The Secret Life of Amanda K. Woods
Ann Cameron
Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key
Jack Gantos
No Pretty Pictures: A Child of War
Anita Lobel
A Long Way from Chicago: A Novel in Stories
Richard Peck
1999
Woman: An Intimate Geography
Natalie Angier
Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War
Mark Bowden
Places Left Unfinished at the Time of Creation
John Phillip Santos
Secrets of the Flesh: A Life of Colette
Judith Thurman
Knopf
House of Sand and Fog
Andre Dubus III
Plainsong
Kent Haruf
Hummingbird House
Patricia Henley
Who Do You Love
Jean Thompson
Vita Nova
Louise Gluck
Configurations: New and Selected Poems, 1958-1998
Clarence Major
The Pilot Star Elegies
Sherod Santos
Repair
C.K. Williams
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Speak
Laurie Halse Anderson
The Birchbark House
Louise Erdrich
The Trolls
Polly Horvath
Monster
Walter Dean Myers
YearNonfictionFictionPoetryYoung People's LiteratureTranslation
2000
From Dawn to Decadence: 500 Years of Western Cultural Life, 1500 to the Present
Jacques Barzun
HarperCollins
The Collaborator: The Trial and Execution of Robert Brasillach
Alice Kaplan
Univ. of Chicago
Darkness in El Dorado: How Scientists and Journalists Devastated the Amazon
Patrick Tierney
The Feast of Love
Charles Baxter
The Diagnosis
Alan Lightman
Blue Angel
Francine Prose
Blonde
Joyce Carol Oates
The Ecco Press/HarperCollins
Tell Me
Kim Addonizio
A New Selected Poems
Galway Kinnell
New Addresses: Poems
Kenneth Koch
The Other Lover
Bruce Smith
The University of Chicago Press
Forgotten Fire
Adam Bagdasarian
The Book of the Lion
Michael Cadnum
Many Stones
Carolyn Coman
Hurry Freedom: African Americans in Gold Rush California
Jerry Stanley
2001
American Chica: Two Worlds, One Childhood
Marie Arana
The Lost Children of Wilder: The Epic Struggle to Change Foster Care
Nina Bernstein
Pantheon
My Story As Told By Water
David James Duncan
Neighbors: The Destruction of the Jewish Community in Jedwabne, Poland
Jan T. Gross
Princeton University
Among the Missing
Dan Chaon
Look At Me
Jennifer Egan
The Last Report On the Miracles at Little No Horse
Louis Erdrich
Highwire Moon
Susan Straight
Rooms Are Never Finished
Agha Shahid Ali
Mercurochrome
Wanda Coleman
Brutal Imagination
Cornelius Eady
They Can't Take That Away From Me
Gail Mazur
The Tiger Rising
Kate DiCamillo
We Were There Too! Young People In U.S. Historyl
Phillip Hoose
A Step From Heaven
An Na
Carver: A Life in Poems
Marilyn Nelson
2002
When Smoke Ran Like Water: Tales of Environmental Deception and the Battle Against Pollution
Devra Davis
Basic Books/ Perseus Books Group
The Last American Man
Elizabeth Gilbert
Viking/Penguin Putnam, Inc.
Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science
Atul Gawande
Metropolitan Books/Henry Holt and Company
Mapping Human History: Discovering the Past Through Our Genes
Steve Olson
Houghton Mifflin Company
Big If
Mark Costello
W.W. Norton & Company
You Are Not a Stranger Here
Adam Haslett
Nan A. Talese/Doubleday
Gorgeous Lies
Martha McPhee
Harcourt, Inc.
The Heaven of Mercury
Brad Watson
W.W. Norton & Company
Sleeping with the Dictionary
Harryette Mullen
University of California Press
The Unswept Room
Sharon Olds
Alfred A. Knopf
The Smallest Muscle in the Human Body
Alberto Ríos
Copper Canyon Press
Shadow of Heaven
Ellen Bryant Voigt
W.W. Norton & Company
19 Varieties of Gazelle: Poems of the Middle East
Naomi Shihab Nye
Greenwillow Books/ HarperCollins Publishers
Hush
Jacqueline Woodson
G.P. Putnam's Sons/ Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers
This Land Was Made for You and Me: The Life & Songs of Woody Guthrie
Elizabeth Partridge
Viking/Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers
Feed
M.T. Anderson
Candlewick Press
2003
Gulag: A History
Anne Applebaum
Doubleday/Random House, Inc.
The Big House: A Century in the Life of an American Summer Home
George Howe Colt
(Scribner/Simon & Schuster, Inc.)
Lost Prophet: The Life and Times of Bayard Rustin
John D'Emilio
(Free Press/Simon & Schuster, Inc.)
The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America
Erik Larson
(Crown Publishers/Random House, Inc.)
The Known World
Edward P. Jones
Amistad/HarperCollins
Evidence of Things Unseen
Marianne Wiggins
Simon & Schuster
Drop City
T.C. Boyle
(Viking/Penguin Group USA)
A Ship Made of Paper
Scott Spencer
(Ecco/HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.)
Sparrow
Carol Muske-Dukes
(Random House, Inc.)
The Voice at 3:00 A.M.: Selected Late and New Poems
Charles Simic
(Harcourt, Inc.)
The Owner of the House: New Collected Poems 1940-2001
Louis Simpson
(BOA Editions, Ltd.)
Jelly Roll: A Blues
Kevin Young
(Alfred A. Knopf / Random House, Inc.)
Breakout
Paul Fleischman
(Cricket Books /A Marcato Book/Carus Publishing Company)
An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793
Jim Murphy
(Clarion Books/Houghton Mifflin Company)
The River Between Us
Richard Peck
(Dial Books/Penguin Group USA)
Locomotion
Jacqueline Woodson
(G.P. Putnam's Sons/Penguin Group USA)
2004
Washington's Crossing
David Hackett Fischer
Oxford University Press
Life on the Outside: The Prison Odyssey of Elaine Bartlett
Jennifer Gonnerman
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare
Stephen Greenblatt
W.W. Norton & Company
The 9/11 Commission Report: Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States — Authorized Edition
The 9/11 Commission
W.W. Norton & Company
Madeleine is Sleeping
Sarah Shun-lien Bynum
Harcourt, Inc.
Florida
Christine Schutt
TriQuarterly Books/Northwestern University Press
Ideas of Heaven: A Ring of Stories
Joan Silber
W.W. Norton & Company
Our Kind
Kate Walbert
Scribner
Shoah Train
William Heyen
Etruscan Press
Collected Poems (2004)
Donald Justice
Alfred A. Knopf
The Rest of Love
Carl Phillips
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Goest
Cole Swensen
Alice James Books
Honey, Baby, Sweetheart
Deb Caletti
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Harlem Stomp!: A Cultural History of the Harlem Renaissance
Laban Carrick Hill
Megan Tingley Books/Little, Brown & Company
The Legend of Buddy Bush
Shelia P. Moses
Margaret K. McElderry Books/Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing Division
Luna: A Novel
Julie Anne Peters
Megan Tingley Books/Little, Brown & Company
2005
Out of Eden: An Odyssey of Ecological Invasion
Alan Burdick
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Restless Genius
Leo Damrosch
Houghton Mifflin
102 Minutes: The Untold Story of the Fight to Survive Inside the Twin Towers
Jim Dwyer and Kevin Flynn (Sort as Dwyer)
Times Books
Bury the Chains: Prophets and Rebels in the Fight to Free an Empire’s Slaves
Adam Hochschild
Houghton Mifflin
The March
E.L. Doctorow
Random House
Veronica
Mary Gaitskill
Pantheon
Trance
Christopher Sorrentino
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Holy Skirts
Renè Steinke
William Morrow
Where Shall I Wander
John Ashbery
Ecco
Star Dust: Poems
Frank Bidart
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Habitat: New and Selected Poems, 1965-2005
Brendan Galvin
Louisiana State University Press
The Moment’s Equation
Vern Rutsala
Ashland Poetry Press
Where I Want to Be
Adele Griffin
Putnam
Inexcusable
Chris Lynch
Atheneum
Autobiography of My Dead Brother
Walter Dean Myers
HarperTempest
Each Little Bird That Sings
Deborah Wiles
Harcourt
2006
At Canaan's Edge: America in the King Years, 1965-68
Taylor Branch
Simon & Schuster
Imperial Life in the Emerald City: Inside Iraq's Green Zone
Rajiv Chandrasekaran
Alfred A. Knopf
Oracle Bones: A Journey Between China's Past and Present
Peter Hessler
HarperCollins
The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11
Lawrence Wright
Alfred A. Knopf
Only Revolutions
Mark Z. Danielewski
Pantheon
A Disorder Peculiar to the Country
Ken Kalfus
Ecco/HarperCollins
Eat the Document
Dana Spiotta
Scribner/Simon & Schuster
The Zero
Jess Walter
Judith Regan Books/HarperCollins
Averno
Louise Glück
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Chromatic
H.L. Hix
Etruscan Press
Angle of Yaw
Ben Lerner
Copper Canyon Press
Capacity
James McMichael
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Keturah and Lord Death
Martine Leavitt
Front Street Books/Boyds Mills Press
Sold
Patricia McCormick
Hyperion Books for Children
The Rules of Survival
Nancy Werlin
Dial/Penguin
American Born Chinese
Gene Luen Yang
First Second/Roaring Brook Press/Holtzbrinck
2007
Ralph Ellison: A Biography
Arnold Rampersad
Alfred A. Knopf
Unruly Americans and the Origins of the Constitution
Woody Holton
Hill and Wang/Farrar, Straus & Giroux
God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything
Christopher Hitchens
Twelve/Hachette Book Group USA
Brother, I'm Dying
Edwidge Danticat
Alfred A. Knopf
Like You'd Understand, Anyway
Jim Shepard
Alfred A. Knopf
Then We Came to the End
Joshua Ferris
Little, Brown & Company
Varieties of Disturbance
Lydia Davis
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Fieldwork
Mischa Berlinski
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Messenger: New and Selected Poems 1976-2006
Ellen Bryant Voigt
W.W. Norton & Company
Old Heart
Stanley Plumly
W.W. Norton & Company
The House on Boulevard St.
David Kirby
Louisiana State University Press
Magnetic North
Linda Gregerson
Houghton Mifflin Company
Sara Zarr
Story of a Girl
Little, Brown & Company
The Invention of Hugo Cabret
Brian Selznick
Scholastic Press
Touching Snow
M. Sindy Felin
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Skin Hunger: A Resurrection of Magic, Book One
Kathleen Duey
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
2008
The Suicide Index: Putting My Father’s Death in Order
Joan Wickersham
Harcourt
Final Salute: A Story of Unfinished Lives
Jim Sheeler
Penguin
The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How the War on Terror Turned into a War on American Ideals
Jane Mayer
Doubleday
This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War
Drew Gilpin Faust
Alfred A. Knopf
The Lazarus Project
Aleksandar Hemon
Riverhead
Telex from Cuba
Rachel Kushner
Scribner
Home
Marilynne Robinson
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
The End
Salvatore Scibona
Graywolf Press
Blood Dazzler
Patricia Smith
Coffee House Press
Without Saying
Richard Howard
Turtle Point Press
Creatures of a Day
Reginald Gibbons
Louisiana State University Press
Watching the Spring Festival
Frank Bidart
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
The Spectacular Now
Tim Tharp
Alfred A. Knopf
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks
E. Lockhart
Hyperion
The Underneath
Kathi Appelt
Atheneum
Chains
Laurie Halse Anderson
Simon & Schuster
2009
Following the Water: A Hydromancer's Notebook
David M. Carroll
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Remarkable Creatures: Epic Adventures in the Search for the Origins of Species
Sean B. Carroll
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Fordlandia: The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford's Forgotten Jungle City
Greg Grandin
Metropolitan Books/Henry Holt
The Poison King: The Life and Legend of Mithradates, Rome's Deadliest Enemy
Adrienne Mayor
Princeton University Press
American Salvage
Bonnie Jo Campbell
Wayne State University Press
In Other Rooms, Other Wonders
Daniyal Mueenuddin
W. W. Norton & Co.
Lark and Termite
Jayne Anne Phillips
Alfred A. Knopf
Far North
Marcel Theroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Versed
Rae Armantrout
Wesleyan University Press
Or to Begin Again
Ann Lauterbach
Penguin Books
Speak Low
Carl Phillips
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Open Interval
Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon
University of Pittsburgh Press
Charles and Emma: The Darwins’ Leap of Faith
Deborah Heiligman
Henry Holt
Stitches
David Small
W. W. Norton & Co.
Lips Touch: Three Times
Laini Taylor
Arthur A. Levine Books/Scholastic
Jumped
Rita Williams-Garcia
HarperTeen/HarperCollins
YearNonfictionFictionPoetryYoung People's LiteratureTranslation
2010
Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea
Barbara Demick
Spiegel & Grau, an imprint of The Random House Publishing Group
Cultures of War: Pearl Harbor, Hiroshima, 9-11, Iraq
John W. Dower
W.W. Norton & Co.
Secret Historian: The Life and Times of Samuel Steward
Justin Spring
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Every Man in This Village Is a Liar: An Education in War
Megan K. Stack
Doubleday
Parrot and Olivier in America
Peter Carey
Alfred A. Knopf
Great House
Nicole Krauss
W.W. Norton & Co.
So Much for That
Lionel Shriver
Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers
I Hotel
Karen Tei Yamashita
Coffee House Press
Parrot and Olivier in America
Peter Carey
Faber and Faber
The Eternal City
Kathleen Graber
Princeton University Press
By the Numbers
James Richardson
Copper Canyon Press
One with Others
C.D. Wright
Copper Canyon Press
Ignatz
Monica Youn
Four Way Books
Ship Breaker
Paolo Bacigalupi
Little, Brown & Co.
Dark Water
Laura McNeal
Alfred A. Knopf
Lockdown
Walter Dean Myers
Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers
One Crazy Summer
Rita Williams-Garcia
Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers
2011
The Convert: A Tale of Exile and Extremism
Deborah Baker
Graywolf Press
Love and Capital: Karl and Jenny Marx and the Birth of a Revolution
Mary Gabriel
Little, Brown and Company
Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention
Manning Marable
Viking Press
Radioactive: Marie & Pierre Curie, A Tale of Love and Fallout
Lauren Redniss
It Books
The Sojourn
Andrew Krivak
Bellevue Literary Press
The Tiger's Wife
Téa Obreht
Random House
The Buddha in the Attic
Julie Otsuka
Alfred A. Knopf
Binocular Vision
Edith Pearlman
Lookout Books
Head Off & Split
Nikky Finney
TriQuarterly
The Chameleon Couch
Yusef Komunyakaa
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Double Shadow
Carl Phillips
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Devotions
Bruce Smith
University of Chicago Press
Chime
Franny Billingsley
Dial
My Name Is Not Easy
Debby Dahl Edwardson
Marshall Cavendish
Flesh and Blood So Cheap: The Triangle Fire and Its Legacy
Albert Marrin
Alfred A. Knopf
Shine
Lauren Myracle
Amulet Books
Okay for Now
Gary D. Schmidt
Clarion Books
2012
Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1945-1956
Anne Applebaum
Doubleday
The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Volume 4
Robert A. Caro
Knopf
The Boy Kings of Texas
Domingo Martinez
Lyons Press
House of Stone: A Memoir of Home, Family, and a Lost Middle East
Anthony Shadid
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
This Is How You Lose Her
Junot Díaz
Riverhead Books
A Hologram for the King
Dave Eggers
McSweeney's Books
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk
Ben Fountain
Ecco
The Yellow Birds
Kevin Powers
Little, Brown and Company
Heavenly Bodies
Cynthia Huntington
Southern Illinois University Press
Fast Animal
Tim Seibles
Etruscan Press
Night of the Republic
Alan Shapiro
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Meme
Susan Wheeler
University of Iowa Press
Out of Reach
Carrie Arcos
Simon Pulse
Never Fall Down
Patricia McCormick
Balzer+Bray
Endangered
Eliot Schrefer
Scholastic
Bomb: The Race to Build—and Steal—the World's Most Dangerous Weapon
Steve Sheinkin
Flash Point
2013
Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin
Jill Lepore
Alfred A. Knopf/Random House
Hitler's Furies: German Women in the Nazi Killing Fields
Wendy Lower
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832
Alan Taylor
W.W. Norton & Company
Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood & the Prison of Belief
Lawrence Wright
Alfred A. Knopf/Random House
The Lowland
Jhumpa Lahiri
Bloomsbury
The Flamethrowers
Rachel Kushner
Scribner/Simon & Schuster
Bleeding Edge
Thomas Pynchon
The Penguin Press/Penguin Group USA
Tenth of December
George Saunders
Random House
Metaphysical Dog
Frank Bidart
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Stay, Illusion
Lucie Brock-Broido
Alfred A. Knopf
The Big Smoke
Adrian Matejka
Penguin Poets/Penguin Group, USA
Black Aperture
Matt Rasmussen
Louisiana State University Press
Boxers and Saints
Gene Luen Yang
First Second/Macmillan
Picture Me Gone
Meg Rosoff
G.P. Putnam's Sons/Penguin Group USA
Far Far Away
Tom McNeal
Alfred A. Knopf/Random House
The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp
Kathi Appelt
Atheneum Books for Young Readers/Simon & Schuster
2014
The Meaning of Human Existence
Edward O. Wilson
Liveright Publishing Corporation/ W.W. Norton & Company
Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh
John Lahr
W.W. Norton & Company
No Good Men Among the Living: America, the Taliban, and the War through Afghan Eyes
Anand Gopal
Metropolitan Books/ Henry Holt and Company
Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?
Roz Chast
Bloomsbury
Lila
Marilynne Robinson
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Station Eleven
Emily St. John Mandel
Alfred A. Knopf/ Random House
All the Light We Cannot See
Anthony Doerr,
Scribner/ Simon & Schuster
An Unnecessary Woman
Rabih Alameddine
Grove Press/ Grove/Atlantic
Citizen: An American Lyric
Claudia Rankine
Graywolf Press
The Feel Trio
Fred Moten
Letter Machine Editions
This Blue
Maureen N. McLane
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Second Childhood
Fanny Howe
Graywolf Press
Threatened
Eliot Schrefer
Scholastic Press
The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights
Steve Sheinkin
Roaring Brook Press/ Macmillan Publishers
Noggin
John Corey Whaley
Atheneum Books for Young Readers/ Simon & Schuster
Revolution: The Sixties Trilogy, Book Two
Deborah Wiles
Scholastic Press
2015
Hold Still
Sally Mann
Little, Brown/Hachette Book Group
If the Oceans Were Ink: An Unlikely Friendship and a Journey to the Heart of the Quran
Carla Power
Henry Holt and Company
Ordinary Light
Tracy K. Smith
Alfred A. Knopf
The Soul of an Octopus
Sy Montgomery
Atria/Simon & Schuster
A Little Life
Hanya Yanagihara
Picador
Refund: Stories
Karen E. Bender
Counterpoint Press
Fates and Furies
Lauren Groff
Riverhead Books/Penguin Random House
The Turner House
Angela Flournoy
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude
Ross Gay
University of Pittsburgh Press
How to Be Drawn
Terrance Hayes
Penguin/Penguin Random House
Bright Dead Things
Ada Limón
Milkweed Editions
Elegy for a Broken Machine
Patrick Phillips
Alfred A. Knopf
The Thing About Jellyfish
Ali Benjamin
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Bone Gap
Laura Ruby
Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins Children's Books
Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War
Steve Sheinkin
Roaring Brook Press/Macmillan Children's Publishing Group
Nimona
Noelle Stevenson
HarperTeen/HarperCollins Children's Books
2016
Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy
Heather Ann Thompson
Pantheon Books/Penguin Random House)
The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America
Andrés Reséndez
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War
Viet Thanh Nguyen
Harvard University Press
Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right
Arlie Russell Hochschild
The New Press
Another Brooklyn
Jacqueline Woodson
Amistad/HarperCollinsPublishers
The Association of Small Bombs
Karan Mahajan
Viking Books/Penguin Random House
News of the World
Paulette Jiles
William Morrow/HarperCollinsPublishers
The Throwback Special
Chris Bachelder
W. W. Norton & Company
Look
Solmaz Sharif
Graywolf Press
The Abridged History of Rainfall
Jay Hopler
McSweeney’s
Archeophonics
Peter Gizzi
Wesleyan University Press
Collected Poems 1974 – 2004
Rita Dove
W. W. Norton & Company
The Sun Is Also a Star
Nicola Yoon
Delacorte Press/Penguin Random House
Ghost
Jason Reynolds
Atheneum Books for Young Readers/Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing
When the Sea Turned to Silver
Grace Lin
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Raymie Nightingale
Kate DiCamillo
Candlewick Press
2017
Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America
Nancy MacLean
Viking / Penguin Random House
Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI
David Grann
Doubleday / Penguin Random House
The Evangelicals: The Struggle to Shape America
Frances FitzGerald
Simon & Schuster
Never Caught: The Washingtons’ Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge
Erica Armstrong Dunbar
Atria / 37 INK / Simon & Schuster
Her Body and Other Parties: Stories
Carmen Maria Machado
Graywolf Press
Pachinko
Min Jin Lee
Grand Central Publishing / Hachette Book Group
The Leavers
Lisa Ko
Algonquin Books / Workman Publishing
Dark at the Crossing
Elliot Ackerman
Knopf / Penguin Random House
Don’t Call Us Dead: Poems
Danez Smith
Graywolf Press
In the Language of My Captor
Shane McCrae
Wesleyan University Press
Whereas
Layli Long Soldier
Graywolf Press
The Book of Endings
Leslie Harrison
University of Akron Press
What Girls Are Made Of
Elana K. Arnold
Carolrhoda Lab / Lerner Publishing Group
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter
Erika L. Sánchez
Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers / Penguin Random House
Clayton Byrd Goes Underground
Rita Williams-Garcia
Amistad / HarperCollinsPublishers
American Street
Ibi Zoboi
Balzer + Bray / HarperCollinsPublishers
2018
The Indian World of George Washington: The First President, the First Americans, and the Birth of the Nation
Colin G. Calloway
Oxford University Press
American Eden: David Hosack, Botany, and Medicine in the Garden of the Early Republic
Victoria Johnson
Liveright / W. W. Norton & Company
Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth
Sarah Smarsh
Scribner / Simon & Schuster
We the Corporations: How American Businesses Won Their Civil Rights
Adam Winkler
Liveright / W. W. Norton & Company
A Lucky Man
Jamel Brinkley
Graywolf Press
Florida
Lauren Groff
Riverhead Books / Penguin Random House
Where the Dead Sit Talking
Brandon Hobson
Soho Press
The Great Believers
Rebecca Makkai
Viking Books / Penguin Random House
Wobble
Rae Armantrout
Wesleyan University Press
American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin
Terrance Hayes
Penguin Books / Penguin Random House
Ghost Of
Diana Khoi Nguyen
Omnidawn Publishing
Eye Level
Jenny Xie
Graywolf Press
The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge
M. T. Anderson and Eugene Yelchin
Candlewick Press
The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle
Leslie Connor
Katherine Tegen Books / HarperCollins Publishers
The Journey of Little Charlie
Christopher Paul Curtis
Scholastic Press / Scholastic, Inc.
Hey, Kiddo
Jarrett J. Krosoczka
Graphix / Scholastic, Inc.
Disoriental
Négar Djavadi (Translated by Tina Kover)
Europa Editions
Love
Hanne Ørstavik (Translated by Martin Aitken)
Archipelago Books
Trick
Domenico Starnone (Translated by Jhumpa Lahiri)
Europa Editions
Flights
Olga Tokarczuk (Translated by Jennifer Croft)
Riverhead Books / Penguin Random House