Awards & Winners

1997 National Book Award

Check winners and nominations of 1997 National Book Award. Check awards winners of 1997 National Book Awards Ceremony. (Click on the Award name to show winners and nominees)

1997 National Book Awards Ceremony

National Book Award for Fiction

Charles Frazier

Honored for : Cold Mountain

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Nominee Nominated Work
Charles Frazier Cold Mountain
Don DeLillo Underworld
Diane Johnson Le Divorce
Ward Just Echo House
Cynthia Ozick The Puttermesser Papers
National Book Award for Young People's Literature

Han Nolan

Honored for : Dancing on the Edge

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Nominee Nominated Work
Han Nolan Dancing on the Edge
Brock Cole The facts speak for themselves
Adele Griffin Sons of Liberty
Mary Ann McGuigan Where You Belong
Tor Seidler Mean Margaret
National Book Award for Nonfiction

Joseph J. Ellis

Honored for : American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson

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Nominee Nominated Work
Joseph J. Ellis American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson
David Kertzer The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara
Jamaica Kincaid My Brother
Thomas Lynch The Undertaking: Life Studies from the Dismal Trade
Sam Tanenhaus Whittaker Chambers: A Biography
National Book Award for Poetry

William Morris Meredith

Honored for : Effort at Speech: New & Selected Poems

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Nominee Nominated Work
John Balaban Locusts at the Edge of Summer: New and Selected Poems
Frank Bidart Desire
Sarah Lindsay Primate Behavior
Marilyn Nelson The Fields of Praise: New and Selected Poems
William Morris Meredith Effort at Speech: New & Selected Poems