Awards & Winners

1978 National Book Award

Check winners and nominations of 1978 National Book Award. Check awards winners of 1978 National Book Awards Ceremony. (Click on the Award name to show winners and nominees)

1978 National Book Awards Ceremony

National Book Award for Fiction

Mary Lee Settle

Honored for : Blood Tie

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Nominee Nominated Work
Mary Lee Settle Blood Tie
Robert Coover The Public Burning
Peter De Vries Madder Music
James Alan McPherson Elbow Room
John Sayles Union Dues
National Book Award for Contemporary Thought

Gloria Emerson

Honored for : Winners & Losers

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Nominee Nominated Work
Gloria Emerson Winners & Losers
Kai T. Erikson Everything in Its Path: Destruction of Community in the Buffalo Creek Flood
Michael Harrington The Vast Majority
Louise Howe Pink Collar Workers
Julian Jaynes The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind
National Book Award for Biography and Autobiography

Walter Jackson Bate

Honored for : Samuel Johnson

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Nominee Nominated Work
Walter Jackson Bate Samuel Johnson
James Atlas Delmore Schwartz: The Life of an American Poet
Will Davis Campbell Brother to a Dragonfly
Will Durant A Dual Autobiography
Ariel Durant A Dual Autobiography
Frank Vandiver Black Jack: The Life and Times of John J. Pershing
National Book Award for History

David McCullough

Honored for : The Path Between the Seas

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Nominee Nominated Work
David McCullough The Path Between the Seas
Henry Steele Commager The Empire of Reason: How Europe Imagined and America Realized the Enlightenment
Robert J. Donovan Conflict and Crisis
Joseph Kastner A Species of Eternity
Fritz Stern Gold and Iron
National Book Award for Poetry

Howard Nemerov

Honored for : The Collected Poems of Howard Nemerov

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Nominee Nominated Work
Howard Nemerov The Collected Poems of Howard Nemerov
Marvin Bell Stars which see, stars which do not see
Michael S. Harper Images of kin
Barbara Howes A private signal
Charles Simic Charon's cosmology
National Book Award for Children's Books

Judith Kohl, Herbert Kohl

Honored for : The View From the Oak

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Nominee Nominated Work
William Steig Caleb & Kate
David McCord One at a Time
Ilse Koehn Mischling, second degree
Betty Sue Cummings Hew Against the Grain
Judith Kohl The View From the Oak
Herbert Kohl The View From the Oak
National Book Award for Translation

Richard Winston, Clara Winston

Honored for : In the Deserts of this Earth

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Nominee Nominated Work
Richard Winston In the Deserts of this Earth
Clara Winston In the Deserts of this Earth
Robert Martin Adams The Prince
David Lapeza The Ivankiad
Burton Watson Ryo?kan: Zen monk-poet of Japan
William Weaver History: A Novel