Monday, March 8

All 1959 Book Awards

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Governor General’s Literary Award – Fiction

The Watch that Ends the Night Hugh MacLennan

The Watch that Ends the Night

Hugh MacLennan

Governor General’s Literary Award – Poetry

Red Carpet for the Sun Irving Layton

Red Carpet for the Sun

Irving Layton

Hugo Awards – Novel

A Case of Conscience James Blish

A Case of Conscience

James Blish

Pulitzer Prize – Biography or Autobiography

Woodrow Wilson, American Prophet Arthur Walworth

Woodrow Wilson, American Prophet

Arthur Walworth

Pulitzer Prize – Fiction

The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters Robert Lewis Taylor

The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters

Robert Lewis Taylor

Pulitzer Prize – History

The Republican Era: 1869–1901 Leonard D. White and Jean Schneider

The Republican Era: 1869–1901

Leonard D. White and Jean Schneider

Pulitzer Prize – Poetry

Selected Poems 1928-1958 Stanley Kunitz

Selected Poems 1928-1958

Stanley Kunitz

Caldecott – Picture Book

Chanticleer and the Fox by Geoffrey Chaucer

Chanticleer and the Fox

Geoffrey Chaucer

Carnegie Medal – Children’s

The Lantern Bearers by Rosemary Sutcliff

The Lantern Bearers

Rosemary Sutcliff

Edgar Allan Poe – First Novel

The Bright Road to Fear by Richard Martin Stern

The Bright Road to Fear

Richard Martin Stern

Edgar Allan Poe – Novel

The Eighth Circle by Stanley Ellin

The Eighth Circle

Stanley Ellin

Greenaway Medal – Illustrator

A Bundle of Ballads by William Stobbs

A Bundle of Ballads

William Stobbs

Newbery Medal – Children’s

The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare

The Witch of Blackbird Pond

Elizabeth George Speare