Awards & Winners

1961 National Book Award

Check winners and nominations of 1961 National Book Award. Check awards winners of 1961 National Book Awards Ceremony. (Click on the Award name to show winners and nominees)

1961 National Book Awards Ceremony

National Book Award for Fiction

Conrad Richter

Honored for : The Waters of Kronos

Nominations »

Nominee Nominated Work
Conrad Richter The Waters of Kronos
Louis Auchincloss The House of Five Talents
Kay Boyle Generation Without Farewell
John Hersey The Child Buyer
John Knowles A Separate Peace
Harper Lee To Kill a Mockingbird
Wright Morris Ceremony in Lone Tree
Flannery O'Connor The Violent Bear It Away
Elizabeth Spencer The Light in the Piazza
Francis Steegmuller The Christening Party
John Updike Rabbit, Run
Mildred Walker The Body of a Young Man
National Book Award for Nonfiction

William L. Shirer

Honored for : The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich

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Nominee Nominated Work
William L. Shirer The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich
Isaac Asimov The Intelligent Man's Guide to Science
Peter Blake The Master Builders. Le Corbusier, Mies VanDer Rohe, Frank Lloyd Wright
George Dangerfield Chancellor Robert R. Livingston of New York, 1746-1813
David Herbert Donald Charles Sumner and the Coming of the Civil War
William O. Douglas My Wilderness
Loren Eiseley The Firmament of Time
John Graves Goodbye to a River
T.S. Mathews Name and Address
Elizabeth Nowell Thomas Wolfe
Harlan B. Phillips Felix Frankfurter Reminisces
Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. The Politics of Upheaval
National Book Award for Poetry

Randall Jarrell

Honored for : The Woman at the Washington Zoo

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Nominee Nominated Work
Randall Jarrell The Woman at the Washington Zoo
W. H. Auden Homage to Clio
J. V. Cunningham The exclusions of a rhyme
Robert Duncan The Opening of the Field
Richard Eberhart Collected poems, 1930-1960
Donald Justice The Summer Anniversaries
Howard Nemerov New and Selected Poems
John Frederick Nims Knowledge of the evening
Anne Sexton To Bedlam and part way back
George Starbuck Bone thoughts
Eleanor Ross Taylor Wilderness of ladies
Theodore Weiss Outlanders
Yvor Winters Collected Poems