Awards & Winners

1959 National Book Award

Check winners and nominations of 1959 National Book Award. Check awards winners of 1959 National Book Awards Ceremony. (Click on the Award name to show winners and nominees)

1959 National Book Awards Ceremony

National Book Award for Fiction

Bernard Malamud

Honored for : The Magic Barrel

Nominations »

Nominee Nominated Work
Bernard Malamud The Magic Barrel
J. P. Donleavy The Ginger Man
William Humphrey Home from the Hill
Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov Lolita
John O'Hara From the Terrace
J.R. Salamanca The lost country
Anya Seton The Winthrop Woman
John D. Voelker Anatomy of a murder
National Book Award for Nonfiction

J. Christopher Herold

Honored for : Mistress to an Age: A Life of Madame De Stael

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Nominee Nominated Work
J. Christopher Herold Mistress to an Age: A Life of Madame De Stael
Hannah Arendt The Human Condition
Lester Atwell Private
Daniel J. Boorstin The Americans: The Colonial Experience
Anne Braden The Wall Between
Charles W. Ferguson Naked to Mine Enemies
Shelby Foote Fort Sumter to Perryville
John Kenneth Galbraith The Affluent Society
Harry Golden Only in America
George F. Kennan Russia, the Atom, and the West
Louis Kronenberger Marlborough's Duchess
Flora Lewis Case History of Hope
Edgar Snow Journey to the Beginning
National Book Award for Poetry

Theodore Roethke

Honored for : Words for the Wind

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Nominee Nominated Work
Theodore Roethke Words for the Wind","Collected poems
John Ciardi I Marry You
E. E. Cummings Poems
Archibald MacLeish J.B.
Howard Nemerov Mirrors and Windows
Karl Shapiro Poems of a Jew
May Swenson A cage of spines
William Carlos Williams Paterson, Book IV