National Book Awards Presented to Yaddo Writers 1950 – 2019


William Carlos Williams, Paterson: Book III and Selected Poems, 1950
Theodore Roethke, Words of the Wind, 1959
Robert Lowell, Life Studies, 1960
William Stafford, Traveling Through the Dark, 1963
Theodore Roethke, The Far Field, 1965
James Dickey, Buckdancer’s Choice: Poems, 1966
Elizabeth Bishop, The Complete Poems, 1970
Mona Van Duyn, To See, To Take, 1971
Howard Moss, Selected Poems, 1972
Marilyn Hacker, Presentation Piece, 1975
Richard Eberhart, Collected Poems, 1930-1976, 1977
Howard Nemerov, The Collected Poems of Howard Nemerov, 1978
Galway Kinnell, Selected Poems, 1983
Stanley Kunitz, Passing Through: The Later Poems, 1995
Gerald Stern, This Time: New and Selected Poems, 1998
Jean Valentine, Door in the Mountain: New and Collected Poems, 2004
Mark Doty, Fire to Fire: New and Collected Poems, 2008
David Ferry, Bewilderment: New Poems and Translations, 2012


Aileen Ward, John Keats: The Making of a Poet, 1964
Eleanor Clark, Oysters of Lockmariaquer, 1965
Francis Steegmuller, Cocteau: A Biography, 1971
Roger Shattuck, Marcel Proust, 1975


Nelson Algren, The Man With the Golden Arm, 1950
Saul Bellow, The Adventures of Augie March, 1954
Wright Morris, The Field of Vision, 1957
John Cheever, The Wapshot Chronicle, 1958
Bernard Malamud, The Magic Barrel, 1959
Philip Roth, Goodbye, Columbus, 1960
J.F. Powers, Morte D’Urban, 1963
Saul Bellow, Herzog, 1965
Katherine Anne Porter, The Collected Stories of Katherine Anne Porter, 1966
Bernard Malamud, The Fixer, 1967
Saul Bellow, Mr. Sammler’s Planet, 1971
Flannery O’Connor, The Complete Stories of Flannery O’Connor, 1972
John Williams, Augustus, 1973
Robert Stone, Dog Soldiers, 1975
Wallace Stegner, The Spectator Bird, 1977
Mary Lee Settle, Blood Ties, 1978
John Cheever, The Stories of John Cheever, 1981
Wright Morris, Plains Song, 1981
Alice Walker, The Color Purple, 1983
Eudora Welty, Collected Stories of Eudora Welty, 1983
Philip Roth, Sabbath’s Theatre, 1995
Andrea Barrett, Scrambled Eggs and Whiskey, 1996
William Meredith, Ship Fever and Other Stories, 1997
Jonathan Franzen, The Corrections, 2001
Louise Erdrich, The Round House, 2012
Sigrid Nunez, The Friend, 2018


Bob Shacochis, Easy in the Islands, 1985


Malcolm Cowley, And I Worked at the Writer’s Trade: Chapters of Literary History 1918-1978, 1980
Ronald Steel, Walter Lippmann and the American Century, 1982
James R. Mellow, Nathaniel Hawthorne in His Time, 1983


Newton Arvin, Herman Melville, 1951
Herbert Kubly, An American in Italy, 1956
Richard Elman, James Joyce, 1960
Leon Edel, Henry James, Voume. II: The Conquest of London and Henry James, Volume. III: The Middle Years, 1963
Andrew Solomon, The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression, 2001
Tim Weiner, Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA, 2007
Ta-Nehisi Coates, Between the World and Me, 2015


Robert Nozick, Anarchy, State and Utopia, 1975


Irving Howe, World of Our Fathers, 1977


William Arrowsmith, Cesare Pavese’s Hard Labor, 1980
Francis Steegmuller, The Letters of Gustave Flaubert, 1981
John E. Woods, Arno Schmidt’s Evening Edged in Gold, 1981


Saul Bellow, 1990
Eudora Welty, 1991
Clifton Fadiman, 1993
Gwendolyn Brooks, 1994
Philip Roth, 2002