Awards & Winners

1956 National Book Award

Check winners and nominations of 1956 National Book Award. Check awards winners of 1956 National Book Awards Ceremony. (Click on the Award name to show winners and nominees)

1956 National Book Awards Ceremony

National Book Award for Fiction

John O'Hara

Honored for : Ten North Frederick

Nominations »

Nominee Nominated Work
John O'Hara Ten North Frederick
Paul Bowles The spider's house
Shirley Ann Grau The black prince and other stories
MacKinlay Kantor Andersonville
Flannery O'Connor A Good Man Is Hard To Find
May Sarton Faithful Are the Wounds
Robert Penn Warren Band of angels
Eudora Welty The bride of the Innisfallen
Herman Wouk Marjorie Morningstar
National Book Award for Nonfiction

Herbert Kubly

Honored for : An American in Italy

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Nominee Nominated Work
Herbert Kubly An American in Italy
Gay Wilson Allen The Solitary Singer
Alan Barth Government by Investigation
Rachel Carson The Edge of the Sea
Clifford Dowdey Land They Fought For
John Gunther Inside Africa
Richard Hofstadter The Age of Reform
Murray Kempton Part of Our Time
Anne Morrow Lindbergh Gift from the Sea
Milton Mayer They Thought They Were Free
Allan Temko Notre Dame of Paris
Harry S. Truman Year of Decisions
Edmund Wilson The scrolls from the Dead Sea
National Book Award for Poetry

W. H. Auden

Honored for : The Shield of Achilles

Nominations »

Nominee Nominated Work
Adrienne Rich The diamond cutters
William Carlos Williams Journey to Love
W. H. Auden The Shield of Achilles
Elizabeth Bishop Poems: North & south
John Ciardi As If
Isabella Gardner Birthdays from the ocean
Donald Hall Exiles and Marriages
Randall Jarrell Selected poems