Awards & Winners

1976 National Book Award

Check winners and nominations of 1976 National Book Award. Check awards winners of 1976 National Book Awards Ceremony. (Click on the Award name to show winners and nominees)

1976 National Book Awards Ceremony

National Book Award for Fiction

William Gaddis

Honored for : J R

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Nominee Nominated Work
William Gaddis J R
Saul Bellow Humboldt's Gift
Hortense Calisher The Collected Stories of Hortense Calisher
Johanna Kaplan Other People's Lives
Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov Tyrants Destroyed and Other Stories
Larry Woiwode Beyond the bedroom wall
National Book Award for Arts and Letters (Nonfiction)

Paul Fussell

Honored for : The Great War and Modern Memory

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Nominee Nominated Work
Paul Fussell The Great War and Modern Memory
Lincoln Kirstein Njinsky Dancing
Lawrence L. Langer The Holocaust and the Literary Imagination
Robert Rosenblum Modern painting and the northern romantic tradition
Patricia Ann Meyer Spacks The female imagination
Leo Steinberg Michelangelo's last paintings
National Book Award for Contemporary Affairs

Michael J. Arlen

Honored for : Passage to Ararat

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Nominee Nominated Work
Michael J. Arlen Passage to Ararat
Ronald E. Muller Global Reach
Richard Barnet Global Reach
Peter L. Berger Pyramids of sacrifice: political ethics and social change
John Kenneth Galbraith Money: Whence It Came, Where It Went
W. Eugene Smith Minamata
Aileen M. Smith Minamata
Tom Wicker A Time to Die
National Book Award for History and Biography (Nonfiction)

David Brion Davis

Honored for : The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Revolution, 1770-1823

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Nominee Nominated Work
David Brion Davis The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Revolution, 1770-1823
Paul Horgan Lamy of Santa Fe
R. W. B. Lewis Edith Wharton: A Biography
Charles S. Maier Recasting bourgeois Europe
Edmund Morgan American slavery, American freedom
Richard Pipes Russia Under the Old Regime
Frank R. Rossiter Charles Ives and His America
Martin J. Sherwin A World Destroyed
National Book Award for Poetry

John Ashbery

Honored for : Self-portrait in a Convex Mirror

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Nominee Nominated Work
John Ashbery Self-portrait in a Convex Mirror
Richard Hugo What Thou Lovest Well, Remains American
P.J. Laska D.C. Images
John N. Morris The Life Beside This One
Leonard Nathan Returning your call
George Oppen Collected Poems
Carolyn Rodgers How I Got Ovah
Sherley Anne Williams The peacock poems
National Book Award for Children's Books

Walter D. Edmonds

Honored for : Bert Breen's Barn

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Nominee Nominated Work
Brenda Scott Wilkinson Ludell
David McCord The Star in the Pail
Nicholasa Mohr El Bronx Remembered: A Novella and Stories
Isabelle Holland Of Love and Death and Other Journeys
Norma Farber As I Was Crossing Boston Common
Eleanor Cameron To the Green Mountains
Walter D. Edmonds Bert Breen's Barn