1983 National Book Awards

Updated September 9, 2022 | Infoplease Staff
HardcoverIsak Dinesen: The Life of a Storyteller, Judith Thurman
PaperbackNathaniel Hawthorne in His Time, James R. Mellow
Children's Fiction
HardcoverHomesick: My Own Story, Jean Fritz
PaperbackA Place Apart, Paula Fox
Marked by Fire, Joyce Carol Thomas
Children's Books, NonfictionChimney Sweeps, James Cross Giblin
Children's Picture Books
HardcoverMiss Rumphius, Barbara Cooney
Doctor De Soto, William Steig
PaperbackA House Is a House for Me, Mary Ann Hoberman; Betty Fraser, illustrator

Alice Walker
Alice Walker
Archive Photos
The Color Purple, Alice Walker
PaperbackCollected Stories of Eudora Welty, Eudora Welty
First NovelThe Women of Brewster Place, Gloria Naylor
General NonfictionChina: Alive in the Bitter Sea, Fox Butterfield
PaperbackNational Defense, James Fallows
HardcoverVoices of Protest: Huey Long, Father Coughlin and the Great Depression, Alan Brinkley
PaperbackUtopian Thought in the Western World, Frank E. Manuel and Fritzie P. Manuel
Original PaperbackThe Red Magician, Lisa Goldstein
PoetrySelected Poems, Galway Kinnell
Country Music: Selected Early Poems, Charles Wright
Hardcover“Subtle Is the Lord…”: The Science and Life of Albert Einstein, Abraham Pais
PaperbackThe Mathematical Experience, Philip J. Davis and Reuben Hersh
TranslationCharles Baudelaire's Les Fleurs du Mal, Richard Howard

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