Awards & Winners

1970 National Book Award

Check winners and nominations of 1970 National Book Award. Check awards winners of 1970 National Book Awards Ceremony. (Click on the Award name to show winners and nominees)

1970 National Book Awards Ceremony

National Book Award for Fiction

Joyce Carol Oates

Honored for : Them

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Nominee Nominated Work
Joyce Carol Oates Them
Leonard Gardner Fat City
Leonard Michaels Going places
Jean Stafford The Collected Stories of Jean Stafford
Kurt Vonnegut Slaughterhouse-Five
National Book Award for Arts and Letters (Nonfiction)

Lillian Hellman

Honored for : An Unfinished Woman: A Memoir

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Nominee Nominated Work
Lillian Hellman An Unfinished Woman: A Memoir
Richard Howard Alone with America
Noel Perrin Dr. Bowdler's Legacy: A History of Expurgated Books in England and America
John Eugene Unterecker Voyager
Gore Vidal Reflections Upon a Sinking Ship
National Book Award for Children's Books

Isaac Bashevis Singer

Honored for : A Day of Pleasure: Stories of a Boy Growing up in Warsaw

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Nominee Nominated Work
Isaac Bashevis Singer A Day of Pleasure: Stories of a Boy Growing up in Warsaw
Vera Cleaver Where the Lilies Bloom
Bill Cleaver Where the Lilies Bloom
Edna Mitchell Preston Pop Corn & Ma Goodness
William Steig Sylvester and the Magic Pebble
Edwin Tunis The young United States, 1783-1830
National Book Award for History and Biography (Nonfiction)

T. Harry Williams

Honored for : Huey Long

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Nominee Nominated Work
T. Harry Williams Huey Long
Dean Acheson Present At The Creation: My Years In The State Department
Townsend Hoopes The limits of intervention
John Womack Zapata and the Mexican Revolution
Gordon S. Wood The Creation of the American Republic, 1776-1787
National Book Award for Philosophy and Religion

Erik Erikson

Honored for : Gandhi's Truth: On the Origins of Militant Nonviolence

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Nominee Nominated Work
Erik Erikson Gandhi's Truth: On the Origins of Militant Nonviolence
Kenneth E. Boulding Beyond economics
Loren Eiseley The unexpected universe
Rollo May Love and Will
Theodore Roszak The Making of a Counter Culture
National Book Award for Poetry

Elizabeth Bishop

Honored for : The Complete Poems

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Nominee Nominated Work
Elizabeth Bishop The Complete Poems
Daniel Berrigan False gods, real men
Lawrence Ferlinghetti The Secret Meaning of Things
Robert Lowell Notebook 1967-68
Philip Whalen On Bear's Head
National Book Award for Translation

Ralph Manheim

Honored for : Castle to Castle

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Nominee Nominated Work
Ralph Manheim Castle to Castle
Denise Levertov Selected poems
Philippe Radley The italics are mine
Richard Seaver Manifestoes of Surrealism
Helen Lane Manifestoes of Surrealism
John Upton Cumboto