Winners of the National Book Award in Fiction

Winners in alphabetical order | Back to the list of literary prizes

Nelson Algren: "The Man With the Golden Arm" (1950)
William Faulkner: "Collected Stories" (1951)
James Jones: "From Here to Eternity" (1952)
Ralph Ellison: "Invisible Man" (1953)
Saul Bellow: "The Adventures of Augie March" (1954)
William Faulkner: "A Fable" (1955)
John OHara: "Ten North Federick" (1956)
Wright Morris: "Field of Vision" (1957)
John Cheever: "The Wapshot Chronicle" (1958)
Bernard Malamud: "The Magic Barrel" (1959)
Philip Roth: "Goodbye, Columbus" (1960)
Conrad Richter: "The Waters of Kronos" (1961)
Walker Percy: "The Moviegoer" (1962)
J.F. Powers: "Morte DUrban" (1963)
John Updike: "The Centaur" (1964)
Saul Bellow: "Herzog" (1965)
Katherine Anne Porter: "The Collected Stories" (1966)
Bernard Malamud: "The Fixer" (1967)
Thorton Wilder: "The Eighth Day" (1968)
Jerzy Kosinski: "Steps" (1969)
Joyce Carol Oates: "Them" (1970)
Saul Bellow: "Mr. Sammlers Planet" (1971)
Flannery OConnor: "The Complete Stories" (1972)
John Barth: "Chimera" (1973)
Thomas Pynchon: "Gravity's Rainbow; Issac Bashevis Singer" (1974)
Robert Stone: "Dog Soldiers; Thomas Williams: "The Hair of Harold Roux" (1975)
William Gaddis: "J.R." (1976)
Wallace Stegner: "The Spectator Bird" (1977)
Mary Lee Settle: "Blood Ties" (1978)
Tim OBrien: "Going After Cacciato" (1979)
William Styron: "Sophies Choice" (1980)
Wright Morris: "Plains Song" (1981)
John Updike: "Rabbit is Rich" (1982)
Alice Walker: "The Color Purple" (1983)
Ellen Gilchrist: "Victory Over Japan" (1984)
Don DeLillo: "White Noise" (1985)
E.L. Doctorow: "Worlds Fair" (1986)
Larry Heinemann: "Pacos Story" (1987)
Pete Dexter: "Paris Trout" (1988)
John Casey: "Spartina" (1989)
Charles Johnson: "Middle Passage" (1990)
Norman Rush: "Mating" (1991)
Cormac McCarthy: "All the Pretty Horses" (1992)
E. Anne Proulx: "The Shipping News" (1993)
William Gaddis: "Frolic of his Own" (1994)
Philip Roth: "Sabbath's Theater" (1995)
Andrea Barrett: "Ship Fever & Other Stories" (1996)
Charles Frazier: "Cold Mountain" (1997)
Alice McDermott: "Charming Billy" (1998)
Ha Jin: "Waiting" (1999)
Susan Sontag: "In America" (2000)
Jonathan Franzen: "The Corrections" (2001)
Julia Glass: "Three Junes" (2002)
Shirley Hazzard: "The Great Fire" (2003)
Lily Tuck: "The News From Paraguay" (2004)
William Vollmann: "Europe Central" (2005)
Richard Powers: "The Echo Maker" (2006)
Denis Johnson: "Tree of Smoke" (2007)
Peter Matthiessen: "Shadow Country" (2008)
Colum McCann: "Let the Great World Spin" (2009)
Jaimy Gordon: "Lord of Misrule" (2010)
Jesmyn Ward: "Salvage the Bones" (2011)
Louise Erdrich: "The Round House" (2012)
James McBride: "The Good Lord Bird" (2013)
Phil Klay: "Redeployment" (2014)
Adam Johnson: "Fortune Smiles" (2015)
Colson Whitehead: "The Underground Railroad" (2016)
Jesmyn Ward: "Sing Unburied Sing" (2017)
Sigrid Nunez: "The Friend" (2018)
Susan Choi: "Trust Exercise" (2019)
Charles Yu: "Interior Chinatown" (2020)
Jason Mott: "Hell of a Book" (2021)
Tess Gunty: "The Rabbit Hutch" (2022)
Justin Torres: “Blackouts” (2023)

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