1980 National Book Awards

Updated September 9, 2022 | Infoplease Staff
HardcoverLauren Bacall by Myself, Lauren Bacall
PaperbackAnd I Worked at the Writer's Trade: Chapters of Literary History 1918–1978, Malcolm Cowley
HardcoverThe Rise of Theodore Roosevelt, Edmund Morris
PaperbackMax Perkins: Editor of Genius, A. Scott Berg
Children's Books
HardcoverA Gathering of Days: A New England Girl's Journal, Joan W. Blos
PaperbackA Swiftly Tilting Planet, Madeleine L'Engle
Current Interest
HardcoverJulia Child and More Company, Julia Child
PaperbackThe Culture of Narcissism, Christopher Lasch
HardcoverSophie's Choice, William Styron
PaperbackThe World According to Garp, John Irving
First NovelBirdy, William Wharton
General Nonfiction
HardcoverThe Right Stuff, Tom Wolfe
PaperbackThe Snow Leopard, Peter Matthiessen
General Reference Books
HardcoverCongressional Quarterly's Guide to the U.S. Supreme Court, Elder Witt, editor
PaperbackThe Complete Directory of Prime Time Network TV Shows: 1946–Present, Tim Brooks and Earle Marsh
HardcoverThe White House Years, Henry A. Kissinger
PaperbackA Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century, Barbara W. Tuchman
HardcoverThe Green Ripper, John D. MacDonald
PaperbackStained Glass, William F. Buckley, Jr.
PoetryAshes, Philip Levine
HardcoverThe Gnostic Gospels, Elaine Pagels
PaperbackA Severe Mercy, Sheldon Vanauken
HardcoverGödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid, Douglas Hofstadter
PaperbackThe Dancing Wu Li Masters: An Overview of the New Physics, Gary Zukav
Science Fiction
HardcoverJem, Frederik Pohl
PaperbackThe Book of the Dun Cow, Walter Wangerin, Jr.
TranslationCesare Pavese's Hard Labor, William Arrowsmith
Osip E. Mandelstam's Complete Critical Prose and Letters, Jane Garry Harris and Constance Link
WesternBendigo Shafter, Louis L'Amour

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