Winners By Award

Listed by Award
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Biography
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2012
  • Robert A. Caro, The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson (Knopf)
2011
  • Clarence Darrow: Attorney for the Damned, John A. Farrell (Doubleday)
2010
  • Laura Hillenbrand, Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience & Redemption (Random House)
2009
  • Linda Gordon, Dorothea Lange: A Life Beyond Limits (W.W. Norton & Co.)
2008
  • Paula J. Giddings, Ida: A Sword Among Lions: Ida B. Wells and the Campaign Against Lynching (Amistad/HarperCollins)
2007
  • Simon Sebag Montefiore, Young Stalin (Alfred A. Knopf)
2006
  • Neal Gabler, The Triumph of the American Imagination (Alfred A. Knopf)
2005
  • Hilary Spurling, Matisse the Master: A Life of Henri Matisse, the Conquest of Colour, 1909-1954 (Alfred A. Knopf)
2004
  • de Kooning: An American Master by Mark Stevens and Annalyn Swan (Alfred A. Knopf)
2003
  • American Empire: Roosevelt’s Geographer and the Prelude to Globalization by Neil Smith (University of California Press)
2002
  • Master of the Senate: The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Vol. 3 by Robert A. Caro (Alfred A. Knopf)
2001
  • Theodore Rex by Edmund Morris (Random House)
2000
  • Jefferson Davis, American by William J. Cooper, Jr. (Alfred A. Knopf)
1999
  • Secrets of the Flesh: A Life of Colette by Judith Thurman (Alfred A. Knopf)
1998
  • Lindbergh by A. Scott Berg (G.P. Putnam’s Sons)
1997
  • Whittaker Chambers: A Biography by Sam Tanenhaus (Random House)
1996
  • Angela’s Ashes: A Memoir by Frank McCourt (Scribner)
1995
  • Under My Skin: Volume One of My Autobiography, to 1949 by Doris Lessing (HarperCollins)
1994
  • Shot in the Heart by Mikal Gilmore (Doubleday)
1993
  • Daniel Boone: The Life and Legend of an American Pioneer by John Mack Faragher (Henry Holt)
1992
  • Eleanor Roosevelt: Volume One 1884-1993 by Blanche Wiesen Cook (Viking)
1991
  • Righteous Pilgrim: The Life and Times of Harold L. Ickes, 1874-1952 by T.H. Watkins (Henry Holt)
1990
  • A First-Class Temperament: The Emergence of Franklin Roosevelt by Geoffrey C. Ward (Harper & Row)
1989
  • This Boy’s Life: A Memoir by Tobias Wolff (Atlantic Monthly Press)
1988
  • Nora: The Real Life of Molly Bloom by Brenda Maddox (Houghton Mifflin)
1987
  • Hemingway by Kenneth S. Lynn (Simon & Schuster)
1986
  • Alexander Pope: A Life by Maynard Mack (W.W. Norton)
1985
  • Solzhenitsyn by Michael Scammell (W.W. Norton)
1984
  • The Nightmare of Reason by Ernst Pawel (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
1983
  • The Price of Power: Kissinger in the Nixon White House by Seymour Hersh (Summit Books)
1982
  • Waldo Emerson: A Biography by Gay Wilson Allen (Viking)
1981
  • Mornings on Horseback by David McCullough (Simon & Schuster)
1980
  • [Biography award concurrent with this year's History award]

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Current Interest
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2012
  • Katherine Boo, Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity (Random House)
2011
  • Thinking Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
2010
  • Michael Lewis, The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine (W. W. Norton & Company)
2009
  • Dave Eggers, Zeitoun (McSweeney’s Books)
2008
  • Barton Gellman, Angler: The Cheney Vice Presidency (The Penguin Press)
2007
  • Elizabeth D. Samet, Soldier’s Heart: Reading Literature Through Peace and War at West Point (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
2006
  • Ian Buruma, Murder in Amsterdam: The Death of Theo van Gogh and the Limits of Tolerance (Penguin Press)
2005
  • Anthony Shadid, Night Draws Near: Iraq’s People in the Shadow of America’s War (Henry Holt)
2004
  • Generation Kill: Devil Dogs, Iceman, Captain America and the New Face of American War by Evan Wright (G.P. Putnam’s Sons)
2003
  • The New Chinese Empire — And What It Means for the United States by Ross Terrill (Basic Books)
2002
  • Harmful to Minors: The Perils of Protecting Children from Sex by Judith Levine (University of Minnesota Press)
2001
  • Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America by Barbara Ehrenreich (Metropolitan Books, an imprint of Henry Holt and Company)
2000
  • Way Out There in the Blue: Reagan, Star Wars and the End of the Cold War by Frances FitzGerald (Simon & Schuster)
1999
  • Sidewalk (with Photographs by Ovie Carter) by Mitchell Duneier (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
1998
  • We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed with Our Families: Stories from Rwanda by Philip Gourevitch (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
1997
  • The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures by Anne Fadiman (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
1996
  • Love Thy Neighbor: A Story of War by Peter Maass (Alfred A. Knopf)
1995
  • Life on the Color Line: The True Story of a White Boy Who Discovered He Was Black by Gregory Howard Williams (Dutton)
1994
  • Diplomacy by Henry Kissinger (Simon & Schuster)
1993
  • Mexican Americans: The Ambivalent Minority by Peter Skerry (The Free Press)
1992
  • The End of History and the Last Man by Francis Fukuyama (The Free Press)
1991
  • Why Americans Hate Politics: The Death of the Democratic Process by E.J. Dionne, Jr. (Simon & Schuster)
1990
  • Disappearing through the Skylight: Culture and Technology in the Twentieth Century by O.B. Hardison, Jr. (Viking)
1989
  • Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, 1954-1963 by Taylor Branch (Simon & Schuster)
1988
  • Secrets of the Temple: How the Federal Reserve Runs the Country by William Greider (Simon & Schuster)
1987
  • The Blind Watchmaker by Richard Dawkins (W.W. Norton)
1986
  • Move Your Shadow: South Africa, Black and White by Joseph Lelyveld (Times Books)
1985
  • Habits of the Heart: Individualism and Commitment in American Life by Robert N. Bellah, Richard Madsen, William M. Sullivan, Ann Swidler and Steven M. Tipton (University of California Press)
1984
  • Cities and the Wealth of Nations by Jane Jacobs (Random House)
1983
  • Lost in the Cosmos by Walker Percy (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
1982
  • The Fate of the Earth by Jonathan Schell (Alfred A. Knopf)
1981
  • Prisoner without a Name, Cell without a Number by Jacobo Timerman (Alfred A. Knopf)
1980
  • Without Fear or Favor by Harrison Salisbury (New York Times Books) [Winner of the General Award--no Current Interest Award this year]

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Fiction
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2012
  • Ben Fountain, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk (HarperCollins Publishers / Ecco)
2011
  • Luminarium, Alex Shakar (SoHo Press)
2010
  • Jennifer Egan, A Visit From the Goon Squad (Knopf)
2009
  • Rafael Yglesias, A Happy Marriage (Scribner)
2008
  • Marilynne Robinson, Home (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
2007
  • Andrew O’Hagan, Be Near Me (Harcourt)
2006
  • A.B. Yehoshua, A Woman in Jerusalem [translated from the Hebrew by Hillel Halkin] (Harcourt)
2005
  • Gabriel García Márquez, Memories of My Melancholy Whores [translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman] (Alfred A. Knopf)
2004
  • The Master: A Novel by Colm Tóibín (Scribner)
2003
  • Train: A Novel by Pete Dexter (Doubleday)
2002
  • Atonement: A Novel by Ian McEwan (Nan A. Talese/Doubleday)
2001
  • Why Did I Ever by Mary Robison (Counterpoint)
2000
  • Assorted Fire Events: Stories by David Means (Context Books)
1999
  • Freedom Song: Three Novels by Amit Chaudhuri (Alfred A. Knopf)
1998
  • The Rings of Saturn by W.G. Sebald [Translated from the German by Michael Hulse] (New Directions)
1997
  • In the Rogue Blood by James Carlos Blake (Avon Books)
1996
  • A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry (Alfred A. Knopf)
1995
  • The Blue Afternoon by William Boyd (Alfred A. Knopf)
1994
  • Remembering Babylon by David Malouf (Pantheon Books)
1993
  • Pigs in Heaven by Barbara Kingsolver (HarperCollins)
1992
  • Maus II, A Survivor’s Tale: And Here My Troubles Began by Art Spiegelman (Pantheon Books)
1991
  • White People by Allan Gurganus (Alfred A. Knopf)
1990
  • Lantern Slides by Edna O’Brien (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
1989
  • The Heart of the Country by Fay Weldon (Viking)
1988
  • Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Marquez (Alfred A. Knopf)
1987
  • Fools Crow by James Welch (Viking)
1986
  • The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood (Houghton Mifflin)
1985
  • Love Medicine by Louis Erdrich (Holt, Rinehart and Winston)
1984
  • The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera (Harper & Row)
1983
  • Schindler’s List by Thomas Keneally (Simon & Schuster)
1982
  • A Flag for Sunrise by Robert Stone (Alfred A. Knopf)
1981
  • The White Hotel by D.M. Thomas (Viking)
1980
  • The Second Coming by Walker Percy (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

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Graphic Novel/Comics

Award Added in 2009

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2012
  • Sammy Harkham, Everything Together: Collected Stories (PictureBox)
2011
  • Finder: Voice, Carla Speed McNeil (Dark Horse)
2010
  • Adam Hines, Duncan the Wonder Dog: Show One (Adhouse Books)
2009
  • David Mazzucchelli, Asterios Polyp (Pantheon)

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History
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2012
  • Fergus M. Bordewich, America’s Great Debate: Henry Clay, Stephen A. Douglas, and the Compromise That Preserved the Union (Simon & Schuster)
2011
  • Railroaded: The Transcontinentals and the Making of Modern America, Richard White (W.W. Norton & Company)
2010
  • Thomas Powers,The Killing of Crazy Horse (Knopf)
2009
  • Kevin Starr, Golden Dreams: California in an Age of Abundance 1950 – 1963 (Oxford University Press)
2008
  • Mark Mazower, Hitler’s Empire: How the Nazis Ruled Europe (The Penguin Press)
2007
  • Tim Weiner, Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA (Doubleday)
2006
  • Lawrence Wright, The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 (Alfred A. Knopf)
2005
  • Adam Hochschild, Bury the Chains: Prophets and Rebels in the Fight to Free an Empire’s Slaves (Houghton Mifflin)
2004
  • Perilous Times: Free Speech in Wartime from the Sedition Act of 1798 to the War on Terrorism by Geoffrey R. Stone (W.W. Norton & Company)
2003
  • An Imperfect God: George Washington, His Slaves, and the Creation of America by Henry Wiencek (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
2002
  • Six Days of War: June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East by Michael B. Oren (Oxford University Press)
2001
  • Before the Storm: Barry Goldwater and the Unmaking of the American Consensus by Rick Perlstein (Hill and Wang Division, Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
2000
  • The Collaborator: The Trial and Execution of Robert Brasillach by Alice Kaplan (University of Chicago Press)
1999
  • Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II by John W. Dower (W.W. Norton)
1998
  • The Greatest Benefit to Mankind: A Medical History of Humanity by Roy Porter (W.W. Norton)
1997
  • A People’s Tragedy: A History of the Russian Revolution by Orlando Figes (Viking)
1996
  • Black Sea by Neal Ascherson (Hill & Wang)
1995
  • Fables of Abundance: A Cultural History of Advertising in America by Jackson Lears (Basic Books)
1994
  • Gay New York: Gender, Urban Culture, and the Making of the Gay Male World, 1890-1940 by George Chauncey (Basic Books)
1993
  • New Worlds, Ancient Texts: The Power of Tradition and the Shock of Discovery by Anthony Grafton (Harvard University Press)
1992
  • Benevolence and Betrayal: Five Italian Jewish Families under Fascism by Alexander Stille (Summit)
1991
  • The Promised Land: The Great Black Migration and How It Changed America by Nicholas Lemann (Alfred A. Knopf)
1990
  • The Quest for El Cid by Richard Fletcher (Alfred A. Knopf)
1989
  • An Empire of Their Own: How the Jews Invented Hollywood by Neal Gabler (Crown Books)
1988
  • Reconstruction: America’s Unfinished Revolution, 1863-1877 by Eric Foner (Harper & Row)
1987
  • [No award in 1987]
1986
  • The First Socialist Society: A History of the Soviet Union from Within by Geoffrey Hosking (Harvard University Press)
1985
  • Son of the Morning Star: Custer and the Little Bighorn by Evan S. Connell (North Point Press)
1984
  • The Great Cat Massacre and Other Episodes in French Cultural History by Robert Darnton (Basic Books)
1983
  • The Wheels of Commerce by Fernand Braudel (Harper & Row)
1982
  • The Gate of Heavenly Peace: The Chinese and Their Revolution, 1895-1980 by Jonathan D. Spence (Viking)
1981
  • Land of Savagery/Land of Promise by Ray Allen Billington (W.W. Norton)
1980
  • Walter Lippmann and the American Century by Ronald Steel (Atlantic/ Little Brown)

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Innovator’s Award

Award Added in 2009

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2012
  • Margaret Atwood
2011
  • Figment
2010
  • Powell’s Books, Portland, Oregon
2009
  • Dave Eggers

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The Robert Kirsch Award
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2012
  • Kevin Starr
2011
  • Rudolfo Anaya
2010
  • Beverly Cleary
2009
  • Evan S. Connell
2008
  • Robert Alter
2007
  • Maxine Hong Kingston
2006
  • William Kittredge
2005
  • Joan Didion
2004
  • Tony Hillerman
2003
  • Ishmael Reed
2002
  • Larry McMurtry
2001
  • Tillie Olsen
2000
  • Lawrence Ferlinghetti
1999
  • Ursula K. Le Guin
1998
  • John Sanford
1997
  • Ray Bradbury
1996
  • Gary Snyder
1995
  • Stephen J. Pyne
1994
  • Brian Moore
1993
  • Carolyn See
1992
  • Diane Johnson
1991
  • Ken Kesey
1990
  • Czeslaw Milosz
1989
  • Karl Shapiro
1988
  • Thom Gunn
1987
  • Paul Horgan
1986
  • Kay Boyle
1985
  • Janet Lewis
1984
  • Christopher Isherwood
1983
  • M.F.K. Fisher
1982
  • Ross Macdonald
1981
  • Wright Morris
1980
  • Wallace Stegner

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Mystery / Thriller

Award Added in 2000

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2012
  • Tana French, Broken Harbor (Viking)
2011
  • 11/22/1963, Stephen King (Scribner)
2010
  • Tom Franklin, Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter (William Morrow)
2009
  • Stuart Neville, The Ghosts of Belfast (SOHO Press)
2008
  • Michael Koryta, Envy the Night (Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Minotaur)
2007
  • Karin Fossum {Translated by Charlotte Barslund} The Indian Bride (Harcourt)
2006
  • Michael Connelly, Echo Park: A Novel (Little, Brown)
2005
  • Robert Littell, Legends: A Novel of Dissimulation (Overlook Press)
2004
  • Tijuana Straits: A Novel by Kem Nunn (Scribner)
2003
  • Soul Circus: A Novel by George P. Pelecanos (Little, Brown)
2002
  • Hell to Pay: A Novel by George P. Pelecanos (Little, Brown and Company)
2001
  • Silent Joe by T. Jefferson Parker (Hyperion)
2000
  • A Place of Execution: A Novel by Val McDermid (St. Martin’s Press/Minotaur)

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Poetry
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2012
  • Louise Glück, Poems 1962-2012 (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
2011
  • Double Shadow: Poems, Carl Phillips (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
2010
  • Maxine Kumin, Where I Live: New & Selected Poems 1990-2010 (W. W. Norton & Company)
2009
  • Brenda Hillman, Practical Water (Wesleyan University Press)
2008
  • Frank Bidart, Watching the Spring Festival: Poems (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
2007
  • Stanley Plumly, Old Heart: Poems (W.W. Norton)
2006
  • Frederick Seidel, Ooga-Booga (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
2005
  • Jack Gilbert, Refusing Heaven: Poems (Alfred A. Knopf)
2004
  • Inner Voices: Selected Poems, 1963-2003 by Richard Howard (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
2003
  • Collected Later Poems by Anthony Hecht (Alfred A. Knopf)
2002
  • The Watercourse: Poems by Cynthia Zarin (Alfred A. Knopf)
2001
  • The Beauty of the Husband: A Fictional Essay in 29 Tangos by Anne Carson (Alfred A. Knopf)
2000
  • The Throne of Labdacus by Gjertrud Schnackenberg (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
1999
  • Repair: Poems by C.K. Williams (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
1998
  • Mysteries of Small Houses by Alice Notley (Penguin Books)
1997
  • Black Zodiac by Charles Wright (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
1996
  • Mixed Company by Alan Shapiro (The University of Chicago Press)
1995
  • The Inferno of Dante by Robert Pinsky (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
1994
  • The Angel of History by Carolyn Forché (HarperCollins)
1993
  • My Alexandria by Mark Doty (University of Illinois Press)
1992
  • An Atlas of the Difficult World: Poems 1988-1991 by Adrienne Rich (W.W. Norton)
1991
  • What Work Is by Phillip Levine (Alfred A. Knopf)
1990
  • The Color of Mesabi Bones by John Caddy (Milkweed)
1989
  • The One Day: A Poem in Three Parts by Donald Hall (Ticknor & Fields/ Houghton Mifflin)
1988
  • New and Collected Poems by Richard Wilbur (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich)
1987
  • Partial Accounts: New and Selected Poems by William Meredith (Alfred A. Knopf)
1986
  • Collected Poems, 1948-1984 by Derek Walcott (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
1985
  • Cross Ties by X.J. Kennedy (University of Georgia Press)
1984
  • The Maximus Poems by Charles Olson (University of California Press)
1983
  • The Changing Light at Sandover by James Merrill (Atheneum)
1982
  • Plutonian Ode and Other Poems, 1977-1980 by Allen Ginsberg (City Lights)
1981
  • Three Pieces by Ntozake Shange (St. Martin’s Press)
1980
  • Kill the Messenger by Robert Kelly (Black Sparrow)

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Science and Technology

Award Added in 1989

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2012
  • Florence Williams, Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History (W.W. Norton & Company)
2011
  • Grand Pursuit: The Story of Economic Genius, Sylvia Nasar (Simon & Schuster)
2010
  • Oren Harman, The Price of Altruism: George Price and the Search for the Origins of Kindness (W. W. Norton & Company)
2009
  • Graham Farmelo, The Strangest Man: The Hidden Life of Paul Dirac, Mystic of the Atom (Basic Books/Perseus Book Group)
2008
  • Leonard Susskind, The Black Hole War: My Battle with Stephen Hawking to Make the World Safe for Quantum Mechanics (Little, Brown and Co.)
2007
  • Douglas Hofstadter, I Am A Strange Loop (Basic Books)
2006
  • Eric R. Kandel, In Search of Memory: The Emergence of a New Science of Mind (W.W. Norton)
2005
  • Diana Preston, Before the Fallout: From Marie Curie to Hiroshima (Walker & Company)
2004
  • The Whale and the Supercomputer: On the Northern Front of Climate Change by Charles Wohlforth (North Point Press / Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
2003
  • Protecting America’s Health: The FDA, Business, and One Hundred Years of Regulation by Philip J. Hilts (Alfred A. Knopf)
2002
  • Rosalind Franklin: The Dark Lady of DNA by Brenda Maddox (HarperCollins Publishers)
2001
  • The Invention of Clouds: How an Amateur Meteorologist Forged the Language of the Skies by Richard Hamblyn (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
2000
  • The Rise and Fall of Modern Medicine by James Le Fanu, M.D. (Carroll & Graf)
1999
  • Galileo’s Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith, and Love by Dava Sobel (Walker and Company)
1998
  • Blood: An Epic History of Medicine and Commerce by Douglas Starr (Alfred A. Knopf)
1997
  • How the Mind Works by Steven Pinker (W.W. Norton)
1996
  • The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark by Carl Sagan (Random House)
1995
  • Naturalist by Edward O. Wilson (Island Press)
1994
  • The Beak of the Finch: A Story of Evolution in Our Time by Jonathan Weiner (Alfred A. Knopf)
1993
  • Fuzzy Logic: The Discovery of a Revolutionary Computer Technology — and How It Is Changing Our World by Daniel McNeill and Paul Freiberger (Simon & Schuster)
1992
  • The Third Chimpanzee: The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal by Jared Diamond (HarperCollins)
1991
  • The Truth about Chernobyl by Grigori Medvedev (Basic Books)
1990
  • Patenting the Sun: Polio and the Salk Vaccine by Jane S. Smith (William Morrow)
1989
  • Peacemaking among Primates by Frans de Waal (Harvard University Press)

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The Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction

Award Added in 1991

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2012
  • Maggie Shipstead, Seating Arrangements (Knopf)
2011
  • Shards, Ismet Prcic (Black Cat, Grove/Atlantic)
2010
  • Peter Bognanni, The House of Tomorrow (Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam)
2009
  • Philipp Meyer, American Rust (Spiegel & Grau)
2008
  • Zoë Ferraris, Finding Nouf (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
2007
  • Dinaw Mengestu, The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears (Riverhead Books)
2006
  • Alice Greenway, White Ghost Girls (Black Cat / Grove/Atlantic)
2005
  • Uzodinma Iweala, Beasts of No Nation: A Novel (HarperCollins)
2004
  • Harbor by Lorraine Adams (Alfred A. Knopf)2003 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon (Doubleday)
2002
  • Prague: A Novel by Arthur Phillips (Random House)
2001
  • The Dark Room by Rachel Seiffert (Pantheon Books)
2000
  • The Romantics: A Novel by Pankaj Mishra (Random House)
1999
  • Amy and Isabelle: A Novel by Elizabeth Strout (Random House)
1998
  • Kalimantaan by C.S. Godshalk (Henry Holt)
1997
  • Don’t Erase Me: Stories by Carolyn Ferrell (Houghton Mifflin)
1996
  • The Smell of Apples by Mark Behr (St. Martin’s)
1995
  • American Studies by Mark Merlis (Houghton Mifflin)
1994
  • The Year of the Frog by Martin M. Šimecka (Louisiana State University Press)
1993
  • Love <Enter> by Paul Kafka (Houghton Mifflin)
1992
  • High Cotton by Darryl Pinckney (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
1991
  • Pangs of Love by David Wong Louie (Alfred A. Knopf)

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Young Adult Literature

Award Added in 1998

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2012
  • A.S. King, Ask the Passengers (Little, Brown Books For Young Readers)
2011
  • The Big Crunch, Pete Hautman (Scholastic Press)
2010
  • Megan Whalen Turner, A Conspiracy of Kings (Greenwillow/HarperCollins)
2009
  • Elizabeth Partridge, Marching for Freedom: Walk Together Children and Don’t You Grow Weary (Viking Children’s Books/Penguin Group)
2008
  • Terry Pratchett, Nation (HarperCollins)
2007
  • Philip Reeve, A Darkling Plain (The Hungry City Chronicles) (Eos Books/HarperCollins)
2006
  • Coe Booth, Tyrell (Push / Scholastic)
2005
  • Per Nilsson, You & You & You [translated from the Swedish by Tara Chace] (Front Street/Boyds Mills Press)
2004
  • Doing It by Melvin Burgess (Henry Holt Books for Young Readers)
2003
  • A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly (Harcourt Children’s Books)
2002
  • Feed by M.T. Anderson (Candlewick Press)
2001
  • The Land by Mildred D. Taylor (Phyllis Fogelman Books, Penguin Putnam)
2000
  • Miracle’s Boys by Jacqueline Woodson (G.P. Putnam’s Sons, Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers)
1999
  • Frenchtown Summer by Robert Cormier (Delacorte Press)
1998
  • Rules of the Road by Joan Bauer (G.P. Putnam’s Sons)

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