Awards & Winners

1969 National Book Award

Check winners and nominations of 1969 National Book Award. Check awards winners of 1969 National Book Awards Ceremony. (Click on the Award name to show winners and nominees)

1969 National Book Awards Ceremony

National Book Award for Fiction

Jerzy Kosi?ski

Honored for : Steps

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Nominee Nominated Work
Jerzy Kosi?ski Steps
John Barth Lost in the Funhouse
Frederick Exley A Fan's Notes
Joyce Carol Oates Expensive People
Thomas Rogers The Pursuit of Happiness
National Book Award for Arts and Letters (Nonfiction)

Norman Mailer

Honored for : Armies of the Night

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Nominee Nominated Work
Norman Mailer Armies of the Night
Hannah Arendt Men in Dark Times
Peter Gay Weimar culture: the outsider as insider
Gordon S. Haight George Eliot
Gertrude Himmelfarb Victorian minds
National Book Award for History and Biography (Nonfiction)

Winthrop Jordan

Honored for : White over Black: American Attitudes Toward the Negro, 1550-1812

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Nominee Nominated Work
Winthrop Jordan White over Black: American Attitudes Toward the Negro, 1550-1812
Noel Pharr Davis Lawrence and Oppenheimer
Alvin M. Josephy, Jr. The Indian Heritage of America
Norman Mailer Miami and the Siege of Chicago: An Informal History of the Republican and Democratic Conventions of 1968
David M. Potter South and the sectional conflict
National Book Award for Poetry

John Berryman

Honored for : His Toy, His Dream, His Rest

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Nominee Nominated Work
John Berryman His Toy, His Dream, His Rest
Gwendolyn Brooks In the Mecca; Poems
Galway Kinnell Body rags
John Thompson The Talking Girl
Keith Waldrop A windmill near Calvary
National Book Award for The Sciences

Robert Jay Lifton

Honored for : Death in Life: Survivors of Hiroshima

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Nominee Nominated Work
Robert Jay Lifton Death in Life: Survivors of Hiroshima
René Dubos So Human an Animal
Frank Manuel A portrait of Isaac Newton
Karl Menninger The crime of punishment
James D. Watson The Double Helix: A Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of DNA
National Book Award for Children's Books

Meindert DeJong

Honored for : Journey from Peppermint Street

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Nominee Nominated Work
Milton Meltzer Langston Hughes
Esther Hautzig The Endless Steppe
Patricia Clapp Constance
Lloyd Alexander The High King
Meindert DeJong Journey from Peppermint Street
National Book Award for Translation

William Weaver

Honored for : The Complete Cosmicomics

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Nominee Nominated Work
William Weaver The Complete Cosmicomics
Joseph Hitrec The Pasha's Concubine and Other Tales
Rolfe Humphries The way things are
Ellen Conroy Kennedy Lyrical and critical essays
Burton Watson The complete works of Chuang Tzu