Awards & Winners

1964 National Book Award

Check winners and nominations of 1964 National Book Award. Check awards winners of 1964 National Book Awards Ceremony. (Click on the Award name to show winners and nominees)

1964 National Book Awards Ceremony

National Book Award for Fiction

John Updike

Honored for : The Centaur

Nominations »

Nominee Nominated Work
John Updike The Centaur
Bernard Malamud Idiots first
Mary McCarthy The Group
Thomas Pynchon V.
Harvey Swados The will
National Book Award for Arts and Letters (Nonfiction)

Aileen Ward

Honored for : John Keats: The Making of a Poet
National Book Award for History and Biography (Nonfiction)

William McNeill

Honored for : The Rise of the West: A History of the Human Community
National Book Award for Poetry

John Crowe Ransom

Honored for : Selected Poems

Nominations »

Nominee Nominated Work
John Crowe Ransom Selected Poems
W. S. Merwin The moving target
Louis Simpson At The End Of The Open Road
May Swenson To Mix with Time: New and Selected Poems
National Book Award for Science, Philosophy, and Religion (Nonfiction)

Christopher Tunnard, Boris Pushkarev

Honored for : Man-made America

Nominations »

Nominee Nominated Work
Christopher Tunnard Man-made America
Boris Pushkarev Man-made America
James Baldwin The Fire Next Time
Walter Jackson Bate John Keats
Raymond F. Dasmann The Last Horizon
Howard Evans Wasp farm
Shelby Foote The Civil War, Vol. II
Nathan Glazer Beyond the melting pot
Daniel Patrick Moynihan Beyond the melting pot
Richard Hofstadter Anti-intellectualism in American Life
David Lilienthal Change, Hope and the Bomb
Seymour Martin Lipset The First New Nation
Peter Lyons Success Story: The Life and Times of S.S. McClure
Ralph McGill The South and the Southerner
Francis Steegmuller Apollinaire
Stewart Udall The Quiet Crisis
Bertram David Wolfe The Fabulous Life of Diego Rivera