Awards & Winners

1955 National Book Award

Check winners and nominations of 1955 National Book Award. Check awards winners of 1955 National Book Awards Ceremony. (Click on the Award name to show winners and nominees)

1955 National Book Awards Ceremony

National Book Award for Fiction

William Faulkner

Honored for : A Fable

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Nominee Nominated Work
William Faulkner A Fable
Harriette Simpson Arnow The Dollmaker
Hamilton Basso The View from Pompey's Head
Davis Grubb The Night of The Hunter
Randall Jarrell Pictures from an Institution
Milton Lott The Last Hunt
Frederick Manfred Lord Grizzly
William March The Bad Seed
Wright Morris The Huge Season
Frank Rooney The Courts of Memory
John Steinbeck Sweet Thursday
National Book Award for Nonfiction

Joseph Wood Krutch

Honored for : The Measure of Man

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Nominee Nominated Work
Joseph Wood Krutch The Measure of Man
Van Wyck Brooks Scenes and portraits
Harrison Brown The Challenge of Man's Future
Elmer Davis But we were born free
Hermann Hagedorn The Roosevelt Family of Sagamore Hill
Paul Horgan Great River
John LaFarge, Jr. The Manner is Ordinary
David Lavender Bent's Fort
Carl Sandburg Abraham Lincoln: The Prairie Years and the War Years
Wallace Stegner Beyond the hundreth meridian
Norman Thomas The test of freedom
E. B. White The second tree from the corner
National Book Award for Poetry

Wallace Stevens

Honored for : The Collected Poems of Wallace Stevens

Nominations »

Nominee Nominated Work
Wallace Stevens The Collected Poems of Wallace Stevens
E. E. Cummings Poems, 1923-1954
LĂ©onie Adams Poems: A Selection
Louise Bogan Collected Poems, 1923-1953
Robinson Jeffers Hungerfield and other poems
Archibald MacLeish Songs for Eve
Phyllis McGinley The Love Letters of Phyllis McGinley
Merrill Moore The Verse Diary of a Psychiatrist
LeRoy Smith A character invented
May Swenson Another Animal
William Carlos Williams The Desert Music and Other Poems
Marya Zaturenska Selected Poems