National Book Award for Fiction

awarded since 1950.

 

Sélection 2013

The Good Lord Bird: A Novel

National Book Award for Fiction 2013

de James McBride

Winner of the 2013 National Book Award for Fiction

Soon to be a major motion picture starring Liev Schreiber and Jaden Smith

A Washington Post, Publishers Weekly, Oprah Magazine Top 10 Book of the Year

"A magnificent...


Sélection 2012

The Round House

National Book Award for Fiction 2012

de Louise Erdrich

National Book Award Winner

One Sunday in the spring of 1988, a woman living on a reservation in North Dakota is attacked. The details of the crime are slow to surface as Geraldine Coutts is traumatized and reluctant...


Sélection 2011

Salvage the Bones

Sélection 2010

Lord of Misrule

National Book Award for Fiction 2010

de Jaimy Gordon

A brilliant novel that captures the dusty, dark, and beautiful world of small-time horse racing, where trainers, jockeys, grooms and grifters vie for what little luck is offered at a run-down West Virginia...


Sélection 2009

Let the Great World Spin: A Novel

International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 2011, National Book Award for Fiction 2009

de Colum Mccann

In the dawning light of a late-summer morning, the people of lower Manhattan stand hushed, staring up in disbelief at the Twin Towers. It is August 1974, and a mysterious tightrope walker is running, dancing,...


Sélection 2008

Shadow Country

National Book Award for Fiction 2008

de Peter Matthiessen

2008 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER

Peter Matthiessen’s great American epic–Killing Mister Watson, Lost Man’s River, and Bone by Bone–was conceived as one vast mysterious novel, but because of its length...


Sélection 2007

Tree of Smoke

National Book Award for Fiction 2007

de Denis Johnson

Once upon a time there was a war . . . and a young American who thought of himself as the Quiet American and the Ugly American, and who wished to be neither, who wanted instead to be the Wise American, or the...


Sélection 2006

The Echo Maker

National Book Award for Fiction 2006

de Richard Powers

On a winter night on a remote Nebraska road, 27-year-old Mark Schluter flips his truck in a near-fatal accident. His older sister Karin, his only near kin, returns reluctantly to their hometown to nurse Mark...


Sélection 2005

Europe Central

National Book Award for Fiction 2005

de William Vollmann

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA


Sélection 2004

The News from Paraguay

National Book Award for Fiction 2004

de Lily Tuck

The year is l854. In Paris, Francisco Solano -- the future dictator of Paraguay -- begins his courtship of the young, beautiful Irish courtesan Ella Lynch with a poncho, a Paraguayan band, and ahorse named Mathilde....


Sélection 2003

The Great Fire

Miles Franklin Award 2004, National Book Award for Fiction 2003

de Shirley Hazzard

A great writer's sweeping story of men and women struggling to reclaim their lives in the aftermath of world conflict     The Great Fire is Shirley Hazzard's first novel since The Transit of Venus, which...


Sélection 2002

Three Junes: A novel

National Book Award for Fiction 2002

de Julia Glass

An astonishing first novel that traces the lives of a Scottish family over a decade as they confront the joys and longings, fulfillments and betrayals of love in all its guises.

In June of 1989 Paul McLeod,...


Sélection 2001

The Corrections

James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction 2002, National Book Award for Fiction 2001

de Jonathan Franzen

Winner of the 2001 National Book Award for Fiction

Nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award

An American Library Association Notable Book

Jonathan Franzen's third novel, The Corrections, is a great work...


Sélection 2000

In America

National Book Award for Fiction 2000

de Susan Sontag

A glorious, sweeping new novel from the bestselling author of The Volcano Lover.

The Volcano Lover, Susan Sontag's bestselling 1992 novel, retold the love story of Emma Lady Hamilton and Lord Nelson with consummate...


Sélection 1999

Waiting

PEN/Faulkner Award 2000, National Book Award for Fiction 1999

de Ha Jin

"In Waiting, Ha Jin portrays the life of Lin Kong, a dedicated doctor torn by his love for two women: one who belongs to the New China of the Cultural Revolution, the other to the ancient traditions of his family's...


Sélection 1998

Charming Billy

National Book Award for Fiction 1998

de Alice Mcdermott

Alice McDermott tells the story of Billy Lynch within the complex matrix of a tightly knit Irish American community, in a voice that is resonant and full of deep feeling. Charming Billy is a masterpiece about...


Sélection 1996

Ship Fever: Stories

National Book Award for Fiction 1996

de Andrea Barrett

1996 National Book Award Winner for Fiction.The elegant short fictions gathered hereabout the love of science and the science of love are often set against the backdrop of the nineteenth century. Interweaving...


Sélection 1995

Sabbath's Theater

National Book Award for Fiction 1995

de Philip Roth

He is relentlessly defiant. He is exceedingly libidinous. His appetite for the outrageous is insatiable. He is Mickey Sabbath, the aging, raging powerhouse whose savage effrontery and mocking audacity are at...


Sélection 1994

Frolic of His Own

National Book Award for Fiction 1994

de William Gaddis

A dazzling fourth novel by the author of The Recognitions, Carpenter’s Gothic, and JR uses his considerable powers of observation and satirical sensibilities to take on the American legal system.


Sélection 1992

All the Pretty Horses

The Border Trilogy #1

National Book Award for Fiction 1992

de Cormac Mccarthy

Now a major motion picture from Columbia Pictures starring Matt Damon, produced by Mike Nichols, and directed by Billy Bob Thornton.

The national bestseller and the first volume in Cormac McCarthy's Border Trilogy...


Sélection 1991

Mating: A Novel

National Book Award for Fiction 1991

de Norman Rush

The narrator of this splendidly expansive novel of high intellect and grand passion is an American anthropologist at loose ends in the South African republic of Botswana. She has a noble and exacting mind, a...


Sélection 1990

Middle Passage

National Book Award for Fiction 1990

de Charles Johnson

It is 1830. Rutherford Calhoun, a newly treed slave and irrepressible rogue, is desperate to escape unscrupulous bill collectors and an impending marriage to a priggish schoolteacher. He jumps aboard the first...


Sélection 1989

Spartina

National Book Award for Fiction 1989

de John D. Casey

Winner of the 1989 National Book Award

A classic tale of a man, a boat, and a storm, Spartina is the lyrical and compassionate

story of Dick Pierce, a commercial fisherman along the shores of Rhode Island's

Narragansett...


Sélection 1987

Paco's Story: A Novel

National Book Award for Fiction 1987

de Larry Heinemann

Paco Sullivan is the only man in Alpha Company to survive a cataclysmic Viet Cong attack on Fire Base Harriette in Vietnam. Everyone else is annihilated. When a medic finally rescues Paco almost two days later,...


Sélection 1986

World's Fair: A Novel

National Book Award for Fiction 1986

de E.L. Doctorow

"Something close to magic." The Los Angeles Times

The astonishing novel of a young boy's life in the New York City of the 1930s, a stunning recreation of the sights, sounds, aromas and emotions of a time when...


Sélection 1983

The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty

National Book Award for Fiction 1983

de Eudora Welty

This complete collection includes all the published stories of Eudora Welty. There are forty-one stories in all, including the earlier collections A Curtain of Green, The Wide Net, The Golden Apples, and The...


Sélection 1982

So Long, See You Tomorrow

National Book Award for Fiction 1982

de William Maxwell

In this magically evocative novel, William Maxwell explores the enigmatic gravity of the past, which compels us to keep explaining it even as it makes liars out of us every time we try. On a winter morning in...


Rabbit Is Rich

Rabbit Angstrom #3

Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 1982, National Book Award for Fiction 1982, National Book Critics Circle for Fiction 1981

de John Updike

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award

 

The hero of John Updike’s Rabbit, Run, ten years after the events of Rabbit Redux, has come to enjoy considerable...


Sélection 1981

The Stories of John Cheever

National Book Award for Fiction 1981, Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 1979, National Book Critics Circle for Fiction 1978

de John Cheever

NATIONAL BESTSELLER

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize

When The Stories of John Cheever was originally published, it became an immediate national bestseller and won the Pulitzer Prize.  In the years since, it has...


Sélection 1979

Going After Cacciato

National Book Award for Fiction 1979

de Tim O'Brien

A CLASSIC FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE THINGS THEY CARRIED

"To call Going After Cacciato a novel about war is like calling Moby-Dick a novel about whales."

So wrote The New York Times of Tim...


Sélection 1977

The Spectator Bird

National Book Award for Fiction 1977

de Wallace Stegner

Joe Allston is a retired literary agent who is, in his own words, "just killing time until time gets around to killing me." His parents and his only son are long dead, leaving him with neither ancestors nor...


Sélection 1976

J R

National Book Award for Fiction 1976

de William Gaddis & Rick Moody

A great masterpiece by William Gaddis, with a new introduction by Rick Moody.Winner of the 1976 National Book Award, J R is a biting satire about the many ways in which capitalism twists the American spirit...


Sélection 1975

Dog Soldiers

National Book Award for Fiction 1975

de Robert Stone

In Saigon during the waning days of the Vietnam War, a small-time journalist named John Converse thinks he'll find action - and profit - by getting involved in a big-time drug deal. But back in the States, things...


The Hair of Harold Roux

National Book Award for Fiction 1975

de Thomas Williams

The reissue of a "thoroughly enthralling masterpiece"

(Choice), a National Book Award winner from a

critically adored and influential novelist, ripe for

rediscovery.


Sélection 1974

Gravity's Rainbow

National Book Award for Fiction 1974

de Thomas Pynchon

Winner of the 1974 National Book Award

“A screaming comes across the sky. . .” A few months after the Germans’ secret V-2 rocket bombs begin falling on London, British Intelligence discovers that a map...


Sélection 1973

Augustus

National Book Award for Fiction 1973

de John Williams & Daniel Mendelsohn

WINNER OF THE 1973 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD 

By the Author of Stoner

In Augustus, his third great novel, John Williams took  on an entirely new challenge, a historical narrative set in classical Rome, exploring...


Sélection 1972

The Complete Stories

National Book Award for Fiction 1972

de Flannery O'Connor

Winner of the National Book Award

The publication of this extraordinary volume firmly established Flannery O'Connor's monumental contribution to American fiction. There are thirty-one stories here in all, including...


Sélection 1969

Steps

National Book Award for Fiction 1969

de Jerzy Kosinski

Winner of the National Book Award for Fiction

From the esteemed author of the classics The Painted Bird and Being There comes this award-winning novel about one man's sexual and sensual experiences, the fabric...


Sélection 1968

The Eighth Day

National Book Award for Fiction 1968

de Thornton Wilder

This new edition of Thornton Wilder's renowned 1967 National Book Award–winning novel features a new foreword by John Updike and an afterword by Tappan Wilder, who draws on such unique sources as Wilder's...


Sélection 1967

The Fixer

Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 1967, National Book Award for Fiction 1967

de Bernard Malamud & Jonathan Safran Foer

The Fixer is the winner of the 1967 National Book Award for Fiction and the 1967 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

The Fixer (1966) is Bernard Malamud's best-known and most acclaimed novel -- one that makes manifest...


Sélection 1965

Herzog

National Book Award for Fiction 1965

de Saul Bellow

Moses E. Herzog, the protagonist of Saul Bellow's Herzog finds himself in a pickle. He may be handsome, witty and wise, but his wife has just taken off with his best friend, and he is without resources to face...


Sélection 1964

The Centaur: A Novel

National Book Award for Fiction 1964

de John Updike

WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD AND THE PRIX DU MEILLEUR LIVRE ÉTRANGER

 

The Centaur is a modern retelling of the legend of Chiron, the noblest and wisest of the centaurs, who, painfully wounded yet unable...


Sélection 1963

Morte d'Urban

National Book Award for Fiction 1963

de J.F. Powers & Elizabeth Hardwick

Winner of The 1963 National Book Award for Fiction.

The hero of J.F. Powers’s comic masterpiece is Father Urban, a man of the cloth who is also a man of the world. Charming, with an expansive vision of the...


Sélection 1960

Goodbye Columbus

National Book Award for Fiction 1960

de Philip Roth

National Book Award Winner

Philip Roth's brilliant career was launched when the unknown twenty-five-year-old writer won the Houghton Mifflin Literary Fellowship for a collection that was to be called Goodbye,...


Sélection 1959

The Magic Barrel

National Book Award for Fiction 1959

de Bernard Malamud & Jhumpa Lahiri

Winner of the National Book Award for Fiction

Introduction by Jhumpa Lahiri

Bernard Malamud's first book of short stories, The Magic Barrel, has been recognized as a classic from the time it was published in...


Sélection 1956

Ten North Frederick

National Book Award for Fiction 1956

de John O'Hara & Jonathan Dee

The National Book Award-winning novel by the writer whom Fran Lebowitz called "the real F. Scott Fitzgerald"

Joe Chapin led a storybook life. A successful small-town lawyer with a beautiful wife, two over-achieving...


Sélection 1955

A Fable

Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 1955, National Book Award for Fiction 1955

de William Faulkner

This novel won both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award in 195. An allegorical story of World War I, set in the trenches in France and dealing ostensibly with a mutiny in a French regiment, it was...


Sélection 1954

The Adventures Of Augie March

National Book Award for Fiction 1954

de Saul Bellow

The great novel of the American dream, of "the universal eligibility to be noble," Saul Bellow's third book charts the picaresque journey of one schemer, chancer, romantic, and holy fool: Augie March. Awarded...


Sélection 1953

Invisible Man

National Book Award for Fiction 1953

de Ralph Ellison

Invisible Man is a milestone in American literature, a book that has continued to engage readers since its appearance in 1952.  A first novel by an unknown writer, it remained on the bestseller list for sixteen...


Sélection 1951

Collected Stories

National Book Award for Fiction 1951

de William Faulkner

“I’m a failed poet. Maybe every novelist wants to write poetry first, finds he can’t and then tries the short story which is the most demanding form after poetry. And failing that, only then does he take...