Friday, March 5

All 1961 Book Awards

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

Governor General’s Literary Award – Fiction

Hear Us O Lord from Heaven Thy Dwelling Place Malcolm Lowry

Hear Us O Lord from Heaven Thy Dwelling Place

Malcolm Lowry

Governor General’s Literary Award – Non-fiction

The Ascent of Life T.A. Goudge

The Ascent of Life

T.A. Goudge

Governor General’s Literary Award – Poetry

Acis in Oxford Robert Finch

Acis in Oxford

Robert Finch

Hugo Awards – Novel

A Canticle for Leibowitz Walter M. Miller, Jr.

A Canticle for Leibowitz

Walter M. Miller, Jr.

Pulitzer Prize – Biography or Autobiography

Charles Sumner and the Coming of the Civil War David Donald

Charles Sumner and the Coming of the Civil War

David Donald

Pulitzer Prize – Fiction

To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee

To Kill a Mockingbird

Harper Lee

Pulitzer Prize – History

Between War and Peace: The Potsdam Conference Herbert Feis

Between War and Peace: The Potsdam Conference

Herbert Feis

Pulitzer Prize – Poetry

Times Three: Selected Verse From Three Decades Phyllis McGinley

Times Three: Selected Verse From Three Decades

Phyllis McGinley

Caldecott – Picture Book

Baboushka and the Three Kings by Ruth Robbins

Baboushka and the Three Kings

Ruth Robbins

Carnegie Medal – Children’s

A Stranger at Green Knowe by Lucy M Boston

A Stranger at Green Knowe

Lucy M Boston

Edgar Allan Poe – First Novel

The Man in the Cage by John Holbrooke Vance

The Man in the Cage

John Holbrooke Vance

Edgar Allan Poe – Juvenile

The Mystery of the Haunted Pool by Phyllis A. Whitney

The Mystery of the Haunted Pool

Phyllis A. Whitney

Edgar Allan Poe – Novel

The Progress of a Crime by Julian Symons

The Progress of a Crime

Julian Symons

Greenaway Medal – Illustrator

Mrs Cockle's Cat by Antony Maitland

Mrs Cockle’s Cat

Antony Maitland

Newbery Medal – Children’s

Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell

Island of the Blue Dolphins

Scott O’Dell