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YearFictionNonfictionPoetryTranslationYoung People's Literature
1950
The Man With The Golden Arm
Nelson Algren
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ralph L. Rusk
Paterson: Book III and Selected Poems
William Carlos Williams
1951
The Collected Stories of William Faulkner
William Faulkner
Herman Melville
Newton Arvin
The Auroras of Autumn
Wallace Stevens
1952
From Here to Eternity
James Jones
The Sea Around Us
Rachel Carson
Collected Poems (1952)
Marianne Moore
Macmillan
1953
Invisible Man
Ralph Ellison
The Course of Empire
Bernard A. De Voto
Collected Poems 1917-1952
Archibald MacLeish
Houghton
1954
The Adventures of Augie March
Saul Bellow
A Stillness at Appomattox
Bruce Catton
Doubleday
Collected Poems (1954)
Conrad Aiken
1955
A Fable
William Faulkner
Random
The Measure of Man
Joseph Wood Krutch
The Collected Poems of Wallace Stevens
Wallace Stevens
1956
Ten North Frederick
John O'Hara
An American in Italy
Herbert Kubly
The Shield of Achilles
W. H. Auden
1957
The Field of Vision
Wright Morris
Russia Leaves the War: Soviet-American Relations, 1917-192O
George F. Kennan
Princeton Univ. Press
Things of This World
Richard Wilbur
Harcourt
1958
The Wapshot Chronicle
John Cheever
The Lion and the Throne
Catherine Drinker Bowen
Promises: Poems, 1954-1956
Robert Penn Warren
1959
The Magic Barrel
Bernard Malamud
Mistress to an Age: A Life of Madame De Stael
J. Christopher Herold
Words for the Wind
Theodore Roethke
YearFictionNonfictionPoetryTranslationYoung People's Literature
1960
Goodbye, Columbus
Philip Roth
James Joyce
Richard Ellmann
Life Studies
Robert Lowell
1961
The Waters of Kronos
Conrad Richter
The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich
William L. Shirer
The Woman at the Washington Zoo
Randall Jarrell
1962
The Moviegoer
Walker Percy
The City in History: Its Origins, its Transformations and its Prospects
Lewis Mumford
Poems (1962)
Alan Dugan
Yale Univ. Press
1963
Morte D'Urban
J. F. Powers
Henry James, Vol. II: The Conquest of London and Henry James, Vol. III: The Middle Years
Leon Edel
Lippincott
Traveling Through the Dark
William Stafford
1964
The Centaur
John Updike
Arts and Letters
John Keats: The Making of a Poet
Aileen Ward
History and Biography
The Rise of the West: A History of the Human Community
William H. McNeill
Science, Philosophy and Religion
Man-made America
Christopher Tunnard & Boris Pushkarev
Selected Poems (1964)
John Crowe Ransom
1965
Herzog
Saul Bellow
Arts and Letters
Oysters of Lockmariaquer
Eleanor Clark
History and Biography
The Life of Lenin
Louis Fischer
Science, Philosophy and Religion
God and Golem, Inc: A Comment on Certain Points where Cybernetics Impinges on Religion
Norbert Wiener
The Far Field
Theodore Roethke
1966
The Collected Stories of Katherine Anne Porter
Katherine Anne Porter
Arts and Letters
Paris Journal, 1944-1965
Janet Flanner
History and Biography
A Thousand Days
Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.
Houghton
Buckdancer's Choice: Poems
James Dickey
1967
The Fixer
Bernard Malamud
Farrar
Arts and Letters
Mr. Clemens and Mark Twain: A Biography
Justin Kaplan
History and Biography
The Enlightenment, Vol. I: An Interpretation the Rise of Modern Paganism
Peter Gay
Science, Philosophy and Religion
La Vida
Oscar Lewis
Nights and Days
James Merrill
Julio Cortazar's Hopscotch
Gregory Rabassa
Casanova's History of My Life
Willard Trask
1968
The Eighth Day
Thornton Wilder
Arts and Letters
Selected Essays
William Troy
History and Biography
Memoirs: 1925-1950
George F. Kennan
Little, Brown and Company
Science, Philosophy and Religion
Death at an Early Age
Jonathan Kozol
The Light Around the Body
Robert Bly
Soren Kierkegaard's Journals and Papers
Howard & Edna Hong
1969
Steps
Jerzy Kosinski
Arts and Letters
The Armies of the Night: History as a Novel, The Novel as History
Norman Mailer
World
History and Biography
White over Black: American Attitudes Toward the Negro, 1550-1812
Winthrop D. Jordan
Science, Philosophy and Religion
Death in Life: Survivors of Hiroshima
Robert J. Lifton
His Toy, His Dream, His Rest
John Berryman
Calvino's Cosmicomics
William Weaver
Journey from Peppermint Street
Meindert DeJong
YearFictionNonfictionPoetryTranslationYoung People's Literature
1970
Them (1970)
Joyce Carol Oates
Arts and Letters
An Unfinished Woman: A Memoir
Lillian Hellman
History and Biography
Huey Long
T. Harry Williams
Knopf
Science, Philosophy and Religion
Gandhi's Truth
Erik H. Erikson
Norton
The Complete Poems
Elizabeth Bishop
Celine's Castle to Castle
Ralph Manheim
A Day of Pleasure: Stories of a Boy Growing up in Warsaw
Isaac Bashevis Singer
1971
Mr. Sammler's Planet
Saul Bellow
Arts and Letters
Cocteau: A Biography
Francis Steegmuller
History and Biography
Roosevelt: The Soldier Of Freedom
James MacGregor Burns
Harcourt
Science, Philosophy and Religion
Science in the British Colonies of America
Raymond Phineas Sterns
To See, To Take
Mona Van Duyn
Brecht's Saint Joan of the Stockyards
Frank Jones
Yasunari Kawabata's The Sound of The Mountain
Edward G. Seidensticker
The Marvelous Misadventures of Sebastian
Lloyd Alexander
1972
The Complete Stories of Flannery O'Connor
Flannery O'Connor
Arts and Letters
The Classical Style: Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven
Charles Rosen
Biography and Autobiography
Eleanor and Franklin: The Story of Their Relationship, Based on Eleanor Roosevelt's Private Papers
Joseph P. Lash
Norton
Contemporary Affairs
The Last Whole Earth Catalogue
Stewart Brand, ed (Sort as Brand)
History
Ordeal of the Union, Vols. VII & VIII: The Organized War, 1863-1864 and The Organized War to Victory
Allan Nevins
Philosophy and Religion
Righteous Empire: The Protestant Experience in America
Martin E. Marty
Science
The Blue Whale
George L. Small
Selected Poems (1972)
Howard Moss
The Collected Poems of Frank O'Hara
Frank O'Hara
Jacques Monod's Chance and Necessity
Austryn Wainhouse
The Slightly Irregular Fire Engine or The Hithering Thithering Djinn
Donald Barthelme
1973
Chimera
John Barth
Augustus
John Williams
Arts and Letters
Diderot
Arthur M. Wilson
Biography and Autobiography
George Washington, Vol. IV: Anguish and Farewell, 1793-1799
James Thomas Flexner
Contemporary Affairs
Fire in the Lake: The Vietnamese and the Americans in Vietnam
Frances Fitzgerald
Little
History
The Children of Pride Isaiah Trunk
Robert Manson Myers
History
Judenrat
Isaiah Trunk
Philosophy and Religion
A Religious History of the American People
S. E. Ahlstrom
Science
The Serengeti Lion: A Study of Predator-Prey Relations
George B. Schaller
Collected Poems, 1951-1971
A. R. Ammons
The Aeneid of Virgil
Allen Mandelbaum
The Farthest Shore
Ursula K. LeGuin
1974
Gravity's Rainbow
Thomas Pynchon
A Crown of Feathers and Other Stories
Isaac Bashevis Singer
Arts and Letters
Deeper into the Movies
Pauline Kael
Biography and Autobiography
Macaulay: The Shaping of the Historian
John Clive
Biography and Autobiography
Malcolm Lowry: A Biography
Douglas Day
Contemporary Affairs
The Briar Patch
Murray Kempton
History
Macaulay: The Shaping of the Historian
John Clive
Philosophy and Religion
Edmund Husserl: Philosopher of Infinite Tasks
Maurice Natanson
Science
Life: The Unfinished Experiment
S. E. Luria
The Fall of America: Poems of these States, 1965-1971
Allen Ginsberg
Diving into the Wreck: Poems 1971-1972
Adrienne Rich
Translation
The Confessions of Lady Nijo
Karen Brazell
Octavio Paz's Alternating Current
Helen R. Lane
Paul Valery's Monsieur Teste
Jackson Matthews
The Court of the Stone Children
Eleanor Cameron
1975
Dog Soldiers
Robert Stone
The Hair of Harold Roux
Thomas Williams
Arts and Letters
Marcel Proust
Roger Shattuck
Arts and Letters
The Life of a Cell: Notes of a Biology Watcher
Lewis Thomas
Biography and Autobiography
The Life of Emily Dickinson
Richard B. Sewall
Contemporary Affairs
All God's Dangers: The Life of Nate Shaw
Theodore Rosengarten
History
The Ordeal of Thomas Hutchinson
Bernard Bailyn
Philosophy and Religion
Anarchy, State and Utopia
Robert Nozick
Science
Interpretation of Schizophrenia
Silvano Arieti
Science
The Life of a Cell: Notes of a Biology Watcher
Lewis Thomas
Presentation Piece
Marilyn Hacker
Miguel D. Unamuno's The Agony of Christianity and Essays on Faith
Anthony Kerrigan
M. C. Higgins the Great
Virginia Hamilton
1976
Jr
William Gaddis
Arts and Letters
The Great War and Modern Memory
Paul Fussell
Oxford University Press
Contemporary Affairs
Passage to Ararat
Michael J. Arlen
History and Biography
The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Revolution, 1770-1823
David Brion Davis
Bright Ambush
Audrey Wurdemann
John Day
Bert Breen's Barn
Walter D. Edmonds
1977
The Spectator Bird
Wallace Stegner
Biography and Autobiography
Norman Thomas: The Last Idealist
W. A. Swanberg
Contemporary Thought
The Uses of Enchantment: The Meaning and Importance of Fairy Tales
Bruno Bettelheim
Knopf
History
World of Our Fathers
Irving Howe
Harcourt, Brace and Jovanovich
Collected Poems, 1930-1976
Richard Eberhart
Master Tung's Western Chamber Romance
Li-Li Ch'en
The Master Puppeteer
Katherine Paterson
1978
Blood Ties
Mary Lee Settle
Biography and Autobiography
Samuel Johnson
Walter Jackson Bate
Harcourt
Contemporary Thought
Winners & Losers
Gloria Emerson
History
The Path Between the Seas: The Creation of the Panama Canal 1870-1914
David McCullough
Simon & Schuster
The Collected Poems of Howard Nemerov
Howard Nemerov
Uwe George's In the Deserts of This Earth
Howard Nemerov
The View From the Oak
Judith Kohl & Herbert Kohl
1979
Going After Cacciato
Tim O'Brien
Biography and Autobiography
Robert Kennedy and His Times
Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr
Contemporary Thought
The Snow Leopard
Peter Matthiessen
Viking
History
Intellectual Life in the Colonial South, 1585-1763
Richard Beale Davis
Mirabell: Book of Numbers
James Merrill
Cesar Vallejo's The Complete Posthumous Poetry
Clayton Eshleman & Jose Rubin Barcia (sort as Eshleman)
The Great Gilly Hopkins
Katherine Paterson
YearFictionNonfictionPoetryTranslationYoung People's Literature
1980
Sophie's Choice
William Styron
Random
The World According to Garp
John Irving
Robbins/Dutton
First Novel
Birdy
William Wharton
Knopf
Mystery
The Green Ripper
John D. MacDonald
Mystery
Stained Glass
William F. Buckley, Jr.
Science Fiction
Jem
Frederik Pohl
Science Fiction
The Book of the Dun Cow
Walter Wangerin, Jr.
Western
Bendigo Shafter
Louis L'Amour
Autobiography
Lauren Bacall by Myself
Lauren Bacall
Autobiography
And I Worked at the Writer's Trade: Chapters of Literary History 1918-1978
Malcolm Cowley
Viking
Biography
The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt
Edmund Morris
Coward, McCann
Biography
Max Perkins: Editor of Genius
A. Scott Berg
Congdon/Dutton
Current Interest
Higglety Pigglety Pop!: Or There Must Be More to Life
Maurice Sendak
Current Interest
The Culture of Narcissism
Christopher Lasch
General Nonfiction
The Right Stuff
Tom Wolfe
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
General Nonfiction
The Snow Leopard
Peter Matthiessen
Viking
General Reference Books
The Complete Directory
Elder Witt, ed.
General Reference Books
The Complete Directory of Prime Time Network TV Shows: 1946-Present
Tim Brooks & Earle Marsh
History
The White House Years
Henry A. Kissinger
History
A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century
Barbara W. Tuchman
Knopf
Religion/Inspiration
The Gnostic Gospels
Elaine Pagels
Random
Religion/Inspiration
A Severe Mercy
Sheldon Vanauken
Science
Godel, Escher, Bach: an Eternal Golden Braid
Douglas R. Hofstadter
Basic Books
Science
The Dancing Wu Li Masters: An Overview of the New Physics
Gary Zukav
Ashes
Philip Levine
Atheneum
Translation
Hard Labor
Translation by William Arrowsmith, Book by Cesare Pavese
Translation
Osip E. Mandelstam's Complete Critical Prose and Letters
Jane Gary Harris & Constance Link
A Gathering of Days: A New England Girl's Journal
Joan W. Blos
A Swiftly Tilting Planet
Madeleine L'Engle
1981
Plains Song
Wright Morris
The Stories of John Cheever
John Cheever
Knopf
First Novel
Sister Wolf
Ann Arensberg
Biography and Autobiography
Walt Whitman: A Life
Justin Kaplan
Simon & Schuster
Biography and Autobiography
Samuel Beckett
Deirdre Bair
General Nonfiction
China Men
Maxine Hong Kingston
Knopf
General Nonfiction
The Last Cowboy
Jane Kramer
History
Christianity, Social Tolerance and Homosexuality
John Boswell
University of Chicago Press
History
Been in the Storm so Long: The Aftermath of Slavery
Leon F. Litwack
Knopf
Science
The Panda's Thumb: More Reflections on Natural History
Stephen Jay Gould
Science
The Medusa and the Snail
Lewis Thomas
Viking
The Need to Hold Still
Lisel Mueller
The Letters of Gustave Flaubert
Francis Steegmuller
Arno Schmidt's Evening Edged in Gold
John E. Woods
Fiction
The Night Swimmers
Betsy Byars
Fiction
Ramona and Her Mother
Beverly Cleary
Nonfiction
Oh, Boy! Babies
Alison Cragin Herzig & Jane Lawrence Mali
1982
Rabbit Is Rich
John Updike
Knopf
So Long, See You Tomorrow
William Maxwell
Knopf
First Novel
Dale Loves Sophie to Death
Robb Forman Dew
Biography and Autobiography
Mornings on Horseback
David McCullough
Simon & Schuster
Biography and Autobiography
Walter Lippmann and the American Century
Ronald Steel
Atlantic-Little, Brown
General Nonfiction
The Soul of A New Machine
Tracy Kidder
Atlantic-Little, Brown
General Nonfiction
Naming Names
Victor S. Navasky
History
People of the Sacred Mountain: A History of the Northern Cheyenne Chiefs and Warrior Societies, 1830-1879
Father Peter John Powell
History
The Generation of 1914
Robert Wohl
Science
Lucy: The Beginnings of Humankind
Donald C. Johanson & Maitland A. Edey
Science
Taking the Quantum Leap: The New Physics for Nonscientists
Fred Alan Wolf
Life Supports: New and Collected Poems
William Bronk
Higuchi Ichiyo's In the Shade of Spring Leaves
Robert Lyons Danly
The Ten Thousand Leaves: A Translation of The Man'Yoshu, Japan's Premier Anthology of Classical Poetry
Ian Hideo Levy
Fiction
Westmark
Lloyd Alexander
Fiction
Words by Heart
Ouida Sebestyen
Nonfiction
A Penguin Year
Susan Bonners
Picture Books
Outside Over There
Maurice Sendak
Picture Books
Noah's Ark
Peter Spier
1983
The Color Purple
Alice Walker
Harcourt Brace
Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
Eudora Welty
First Novel
The Women of Brewster Place
Gloria Naylor
Original Paperback
The Red Magician
Lisa Goldstein
Biography and Autobiography
Isak Dinesen: The Life of a Storyteller
Judith Thurman
Biography and Autobiography
Nathaniel Hawthorne in His Times
James R. Mellow
General Nonfiction
China: Alive in the Bitter Sea
Fox Butterfield
General Nonfiction
National Defense
James Fallows
Random House
History
Voices of Protest: Huey Long, Father Coughlin and the Great Depression
Alan Brinkley
History
Utopian Thought in the Western World
Frank E. Manuel and Fritzie P. Manuel
Science
Subtle is the Lord...: The Science and Life of Albert Einstein
Abraham Pais
Science
The Mathematical Experience
Philip J. Davis & Reuben Hersh
Selected Poems (1983)
Galway Kinnell
Houghton Mifflin
Country Music, Selected Early Poems
Charles Wright
Wesleyan University Press
Charles Baudelaire's Les Fleurs du Mal
Richard Howard
Fiction
Homesick: My Own Story
Jean Fritz
Fiction
A Place Apart
Paula Fox
Fiction
Marked by Fire
Joyce Carol Thomas
Nonfiction
Chimney Sweeps
James Cross Giblin
Picture Books
Miss Rumphius
Barbara Cooney
Picture Books
Doctor De Soto
William Steig
Picture Books
A House is a House for Me
Mary Ann Hoberman; Betty Fraser, ill
1984
Victory over Japan: A Book of Stories
Ellen Gilchrist
First Work of Fiction
Stones for Ibarra
Harriet Doerr
Viking
Andrew Jackson & the Course of American Democracy, 1833-1845
Robert V. Remini
1985
White Noise
Don DeLillo
Viking
First Work of Fiction
Easy in the Islands
Bob Shacochis
Common Ground: A Turbulent Decade in the Lives of Three American Families
J. Anthony Lukas
Alfred A. Knopf
1986
World's Fair
E. L. Doctorow
Arctic Dreams
Barry Lopez
Scribner's
1987
Paco's Story
Larry Heinemann
The Making of the Atomic Bomb
Richard Rhodes
Simon and Schuster
1988
Paris Trout
Pete Dexter
A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam
Neil Sheehan
Random House
1989
Spartina
John Casey
Knopf
From Beirut to Jerusalem
Thomas L. Friedman
YearFictionNonfictionPoetryTranslationYoung People's Literature
1990
Middle Passage
Charles Johnson
Atheneum
The House of Morgan: An American Banking Dynasty and the Rise of Modern Finance
Ron Chernow
1991
Mating
Norman Rush
Knopf
Freedom
Orlando Patterson
What Work Is
Philip Levine
Knopf
1992
All the Pretty Horses
Cormac McCarthy
Alfred A. Knopf
Becoming a Man: Half a Life Story
Paul Monette
New & Selected Poems
Mary Oliver
1993
The Shipping News
E. Annie Proulx
Charles Scribner's Sons
United States: Essays 1952-1992
Gore Vidal
Random House
Garbage
A. R. Ammons
1994
A Frolic of His Own
William Gaddis
Poseidon/Simon & Schuster
How We Die: Reflections on Life's Final Chapter
Sherwin B. Nuland
Alfred A. Knopf
A Worshipful Company of Fletchers
James Tate
1995
Sabbath's Theater
Philip Roth
Houghton Mifflin
The Haunted Land: Facing Europe's Ghosts After Communism
Tina Rosenberg
Random House
Passing Through: The Later Poems
Stanley Kunitz
1996
Ship Fever and Other Stories
Andrea Barrett
An American Requiem: God, My Father, and the War that Came Between Us
James Carroll
Scrambled Eggs & Whiskey, Poems 1991-1995
Hayden Carruth
Parrott In the Oven: MiVida
Victor Martinez
1997
Cold Mountain
Charles Frazier
American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson
Joseph J. Ellis
Knopf
Effort at Speech: New & Selected Poems
William Meredith
Dancing on the Edge
Han Nolan
1998
Charming Billy
Alice McDermott
Slaves in the Family
Edward Ball
This Time: New and Selected Poems
Gerald Stern
Holes
Louis Sachar
1999
Waiting
Ha Jin
Pantheon Books
Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II
John W. Dower
W.W. Norton & Company/The New Press
Vice: New & Selected Poems
Ai
When Zachary Beaver Came to Town
Kimberly Willis Holt
YearFictionNonfictionPoetryTranslationYoung People's Literature
2000
In America
Susan Sontag
In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex
Nathaniel Philbrick
Blessing the Boats: New and Selected Poems 1988-2000
Lucille Clifton
Homeless Bird
Gloria Whelan
2001
The Corrections
Jonathan Franzen
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression
Andrew Solomon
Scribner
Poems Seven: New and Complete Poetry
Alan Dugan(left)
True Believer
Virginia Euwer Wolff
2002
Three Junes
Julia Glass
Master of the Senate: The Years of Lyndon Johnson
Robert A. Caro
Alfred A. Knopf
In the Next Galaxy
Ruth Stone
The House of the Scorpion
Nancy Farmer
2003
The Great Fire
Shirley Hazzard
Farrar, Straus & Giroux (US), Virago (UK)
Waiting for Snow in Havana: Confessions of a Cuban Boy
Carlos Eire
(Free Press/Simon & Schuster, Inc.)
The Singing
C.K. Williams
(Farrar, Straus & Giroux)
The Canning Season
Polly Horvath
(Farrar, Straus & Giroux)
2004
The News from Paraguay
Lily Tuck
HarperCollinsPublishers
Arc of Justice: A Saga of Race, Civil Rights, and Murder in the Jazz Age
Kevin Boyle
Henry Holt & Company, LLC
Door in the Mountain: New and Collected Poems, 1965-2003
Jean Valentine
Wesleyan University Press
Godless
Pete Hautman
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
2005
Europe Central
William T. Vollmann
Viking
The Year of Magical Thinking
Joan Didion
Alfred A. Knopf
Migration: New and Selected Poems
W. S. Merwin
Copper Canyon Press
The Penderwicks
Jeanne Birdsall
Alfred A. Knopf
2006
The Echo Maker
Richard Powers
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl
Timothy Egan
Houghton Mifflin
Splay Anthem
Nathaniel Mackey
New Directions
The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Vol. 1: The Pox Party
M.T. Anderson
Candlewick Press
2007
Tree of Smoke
Denis Johnson
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA
Tim Weiner
Doubleday
Time and Materials
Robert Hass
Ecco/HarperCollins
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
Sherman Alexie
Little, Brown & Company
2008
Shadow Country
Peter Matthiessen
Modern Library
The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family
Annette Gordon-Reed
W.W. Norton & Company
Mark Doty
Fire to Fire: New and Collected Poems
HarperCollins
What I Saw and How I Lied
Judy Blundell
Scholastic
2009
Let the Great World Spin
Colum McCann
Random House
The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt
T. J. Stiles
Alfred A. Knopf
Transcendental Studies: A Trilogy
Keith Waldrop
University of California Press
Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice
Phillip Hoose
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
YearFictionNonfictionPoetryTranslationYoung People's Literature
2010
Lord of Misrule
Jaimy Gordon
McPherson & Co.
Just Kids
Patti Smith
Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers
Lighthead
Terrance Hayes
Viking Penguin
Mockingbird
Kathryn Erskine
Philomel Books, a division of Penguin Young Readers Group
2011
Salvage the Bones
Jesmyn Ward
Bloomsbury USA
The Swerve: How the World Became Modern
Stephen Greenblatt
W. W. Norton & Company
Tonight No Poetry Will Serve: Poems 2007-2010
Adrienne Rich
W.W. Norton & Company
Inside Out and Back Again
Thanhha Lai
Harper
2012
The Round House
Louise Erdrich
Harper
Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity
Katherine Boo
Random House
Bewilderment: New Poems and Translations
David Ferry
University of Chicago Press
Goblin Secrets
William Alexander
Margaret K. McElderry Books
2013
The Good Lord Bird
James McBride
Riverhead Books/Penguin Group USA
The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America
George Packer
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Incarnadine
Mary Szybist
Graywolf Press
The Thing About Luck
Cynthia Kadohata
Atheneum Books for Young Readers/Simon & Schuster
2014
Redeployment
Phil Klay
The Penguin Press/ Penguin Group (USA)
Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China
Evan Osnos
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Faithful and Virtuous Night
Louise Glück
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Brown Girl Dreaming
Jacqueline Woodson
Nancy Paulsen Books/ Penguin Group (USA)
2015
Fortune Smiles: Stories
Adam Johnson
Random House
Between the World and Me
Ta-Nehisi Coates
Spiegel & Grau/Penguin Random House
Voyage of the Sable Venus
Robin Coste Lewis
Alfred A. Knopf
Challenger Deep
Neal Shusterman
HarperCollins Children's Books
2016
The Underground Railroad
Colson Whitehead
Doubleday/Penguin Random House
Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America
Ibram X. Kendi
Nation Books
The Performance of Becoming Human
Daniel Borzutzky
Brooklyn Arts Press
March: Book Three
John Lewis, Andrew Aydin & Nate Powell (Artist)
Top Shelf
2017
Sing, Unburied, Sing
Jesmyn Ward
Scribner / Simon & Schuster
The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia
Masha Gessen
Riverhead Books / Penguin Random House
Half-light: Collected Poems 1965-2016
Frank Bidart
Farrar, Straus and Giroux / Macmillan Publishers
Far from the Tree
Robin Benway
HarperTeen / HarperCollinsPublishers
2018
The Friend
Sigrid Nunez
Riverhead Books / Penguin Random House
The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke
Jeffrey C. Stewart
Oxford University Press
Indecency
Justin Phillip Reed
Coffee House Press
The Emissary
Yoko Tawada (Translated by Margaret Mitsutani)
New Directions Publishing
The Poet X
Elizabeth Acevedo
HarperTeen / HarperCollins Publishers