Sunday, August 1

All 1948 Book Awards

Click through each award to see the full list of nominees and winners!

Governor General’s Literary Award – Fiction

The Precipice Hugh MacLennan

The Precipice

Hugh MacLennan

Governor General’s Literary Award – Non-fiction

Halifax, Warden of the North Thomas H. Raddall

Halifax, Warden of the North

Thomas H. Raddall

Governor General’s Literary Award – Poetry

The Rocking Chair and Other Poems A.M. Klein

The Rocking Chair and Other Poems

A.M. Klein

Pulitzer Prize – Biography or Autobiography

Forgotten First Citizen: John Bigelow Margaret Clapp

Forgotten First Citizen: John Bigelow

Margaret Clapp

Pulitzer Prize – Fiction

Tales of the South Pacific James A. Michener

Tales of the South Pacific

James A. Michener

Pulitzer Prize – History

Across the Wide Missouri Bernard DeVoto

Across the Wide Missouri

Bernard DeVoto

Pulitzer Prize – Poetry

The Age of Anxiety W. H. Auden

The Age of Anxiety

W. H. Auden

Caldecott – Picture Book

White Snow, Bright Snow by Alvin R. Tresselt

White Snow, Bright Snow

Alvin R. Tresselt

Carnegie Medal – Children’s

Sea Change by Richard Armstrong

Sea Change

Richard Armstrong

Edgar Allan Poe – First Novel

The Fabulous Clipjoint by Fredric Brown

The Fabulous Clipjoint

Fredric Brown

Newbery Medal – Children’s

The Twenty-one Balloons by William Pene DuBois

The Twenty-one Balloons

William Pene DuBois