Awards & Winners

2005 National Book Award

Check winners and nominations of 2005 National Book Award. Check awards winners of 2005 National Book Awards Ceremony. (Click on the Award name to show winners and nominees)

2005 National Book Awards Ceremony

National Book Award for Nonfiction

Joan Didion

Honored for : The Year of Magical Thinking

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Nominee Nominated Work
Joan Didion The Year of Magical Thinking
Alan Burdick Out of Eden: An Odyssey of Ecological Invasion
Leo Damrosch Jean Jacques Rousseau: Restless Genius
Jim Dwyer 102 Minutes: The Untold Story of the Fight to Survive Inside the Twin Towers
Kevin Flynn 102 Minutes: The Untold Story of the Fight to Survive Inside the Twin Towers
Adam Hochschild Bury the Chains
National Book Award for Fiction

William T. Vollmann

Honored for : Europe Central

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Nominee Nominated Work
William T. Vollmann Europe Central
E. L. Doctorow The March
Mary Gaitskill Veronica
Christopher Sorrentino Trance
Rene Steinke Holy Skirts
National Book Award for Young People's Literature

Jeanne Birdsall

Honored for : The Penderwicks

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Nominee Nominated Work
Jeanne Birdsall The Penderwicks
Adele Griffin Where I want to be
Chris Lynch Inexcusable
Walter Dean Myers Autobiography of my dead brother
Deborah Wiles Each Little Bird That Sings
National Book Award for Poetry

W. S. Merwin

Honored for : Selected Poems

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Nominee Nominated Work
W. S. Merwin Selected Poems
John Ashbery Where Shall I Wander
Frank Bidart Star Dust
Brendan Galvin Habitat
Vern Rutsala The Moment's Equation