Awards & Winners

1972 National Book Award

Check winners and nominations of 1972 National Book Award. Check awards winners of 1972 National Book Awards Ceremony. (Click on the Award name to show winners and nominees)

1972 National Book Awards Ceremony

National Book Award for Fiction

Flannery O'Connor

Honored for : The Complete Stories

Nominations »

Nominee Nominated Work
Flannery O'Connor The Complete Stories
Frederick Buechner Lion Country
E. L. Doctorow The Book of Daniel
Stanley Elkin The Dick Gibson show
Tom McHale Farragan's retreat
Joyce Carol Oates Wonderland
Cynthia Ozick The Pagan Rabbi and Other Stories
Walker Percy Love in the Ruins
Earl Thompson A garden of sand
John Updike Rabbit Redux
National Book Award for Arts and Letters (Nonfiction)

Charles Rosen

Honored for : The Classical Style: Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven

Nominations »

Nominee Nominated Work
James Dickey Sorties
Thomas R. Edwards Imagination and Power: A Study of Poetry on Public Themes
Norman Fruman Coleridge, The Damaged Archangel
César Graña Fact and Symbol: Essays in the Sociology of Art and Literature
B. H. Haggin Ballet chronicle
Nathan Huggins Harlem renaissance
Iris Origo Images and Shadows
John Simon Movies Into Film: Film Criticism, 1967-1970
Charles Rosen The Classical Style: Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven
M. H. Abrams Natural Supernaturalism: Tradition and Revolution in Romantic Literature
National Book Award for Children's Books

Donald Barthelme

Honored for : The Slightly Irregular Fire Engine or The Hithering Thithering Djinn
National Book Award for Contemporary Affairs

Stewart Brand

Honored for : The Last Whole Earth Catalog
National Book Award for Biography

Joseph P. Lash

Honored for : Eleanor and Franklin

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Nominee Nominated Work
Joseph P. Lash Eleanor and Franklin
John Cody After Great Pain: The Inner Life of Emily Dickinson
Emily Farnham Charles Demuth; behind a laughing mask
David Freeman Hawke Benjamin Rush; revolutionary gadfly
Ralph Ketcham James Madison
Harding Lemay Inside, Looking Out: A Personal Memoir
D'Arcy McNickle Indian man: a life of Oliver La Farge
Ronald Paulson Hogarth: his life, art, and times, Volume 2
Lacey Baldwin Smith Henry VIII
Barbara W. Tuchman Stilwell and the American Experience in China, 1911-45
National Book Award for History

Allan Nevins

Honored for : The Organized War, 1863-1864, The Organized War to Victory, 1864-1865
National Book Award for Philosophy and Religion

Martin E. Marty

Honored for : Righteous Empire: The Protestant Experience in America
National Book Award for Poetry

Howard Moss

Honored for : Selected Poems

Nominations »

Nominee Nominated Work
Howard Moss Selected Poems
Frank O'Hara The Collected Works of Frank O'Hara
National Book Award for Poetry

Frank O'Hara

Honored for : The Collected Works of Frank O'Hara

Nominations »

Nominee Nominated Work
Howard Moss Selected Poems
Frank O'Hara The Collected Works of Frank O'Hara
National Book Award for The Sciences

George L. Small

Honored for : The Blue Whale
National Book Award for Translation

Austryn Wainhouse

Honored for : Chance and Necessity