Monday, November 20, 2017

The National Book Award Archives: The Best American Fiction Since 1950

The National Book Award Archives: The Best American Fiction Since 1950: The National Book Awards began in 1950 at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City when The Man With the Golden Arm by Nelson Algren was named America’s premier piece of fiction from the previous year. Today, it’s the most important event on the American literary calendar and continues to recognize the best in American writing.

4 comments:

Mimi Wolske said...

The one book that stands to the very front of my memory of reading and enjoying is Cormack McCarthy's All The Pretty Horses.
Thanks for finding and sharing this article.

Todd said...

Pulitzer people will probably claim they're the most distinguished. Afflatus in both cases.

Don Coffin said...

I guess I should be known as the guy who doesn't read "serious" fiction. I've read 3 of those, the most recent of which was published in 1960 (and, as it happens, is a book I thoroughly disliked).

My wife, being a better person than I am, has read almost half of them and thinks Sophie's Choice s one of the greatest works of fiction ever.

Steve Oerkfitz said...

I have read 19 if you count The Corrections which I couldn't finish.
I have some favorite books here: Middle Passage, Underground Railroad, From Here to Eternity, Dog Soldiers, Paris Trout, Invisible Man and Complete Stories of Flannery O'Connor.