Awards & Winners

1968 National Book Award

Check winners and nominations of 1968 National Book Award. Check awards winners of 1968 National Book Awards Ceremony. (Click on the Award name to show winners and nominees)

1968 National Book Awards Ceremony

National Book Award for Fiction

Thornton Wilder

Honored for : The Eighth Day

Nominations »

Nominee Nominated Work
Thornton Wilder The Eighth Day
Norman Mailer Why Are We in Vietnam?
Joyce Carol Oates A Garden of Earthly Delights
Chaim Potok The Chosen
William Styron The Confessions of Nat Turner
National Book Award for Arts and Letters (Nonfiction)

William Troy

Honored for : Selected Essays

Nominations »

Nominee Nominated Work
William Troy Selected Essays
R. P. Blackmur A primer of ignorance
Frank Conroy Stop-Time
Leonard B. Meyer Music, the arts, and ideas
M. L. Rosenthal The New Poets
Stanley Weintraub Beardsley
National Book Award for History and Biography (Nonfiction)

George F. Kennan

Honored for : Memoirs, 1925-1950

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Nominee Nominated Work
George F. Kennan Memoirs, 1925-1950
Henry W. Bragdon Woodrow Wilson: the academic years
Louis J. Halle Cold war as history
Roger Hilsman To move a nation
Nathan Silver Lost New York
National Book Award for Poetry

Robert Bly

Honored for : The Light Around the Body

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Nominee Nominated Work
Robert Bly The Light Around the Body
Denise Levertov The Sorrow Dance
W. S. Merwin The lice
Kenneth Rexroth The complete poems of Kenneth Rexroth
Louis Zukofsky A-12
National Book Award for Science, Philosophy, and Religion (Nonfiction)

Jonathan Kozol

Honored for : Death at an Early Age

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Nominee Nominated Work
Jonathan Kozol Death at an Early Age
Theodosius Dobzhansky The Biology of Ultimate Concern
John Kenneth Galbraith The New Industrial State
Susanne Katherina Langer Mind: An Essay on Human Feeling
Lewis Mumford The Myth of the Machine
National Book Award for Translation

Howard Hong, Edna Hong

Honored for : Søren Kierkegaard's Journals and Papers, vol. 1

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Nominee Nominated Work
Howard Hong Søren Kierkegaard's Journals and Papers, vol. 1
Edna Hong Søren Kierkegaard's Journals and Papers, vol. 1
Elaine Gottlieb The Manor
Joseph Singer The Manor
Richmond Lattimore The Odyssey of Homer
Douglass Parker The Congresswomen
Barbara Shelby Merello Mother and Son
Lesley Byrd Simpson Country judge
Arlene B. Werth The Deserted House