Monday, October 18

All 1979 Book Awards

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

British Fantasy Awards – August Derleth Award – Horror Novel

The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever Stephen R. Donaldson

The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever

Stephen R. Donaldson

British SF Association – Novel

A Scanner Darkly Philip K. Dick

A Scanner Darkly

Philip K. Dick

Costa Book Award – Novel

The Old Jest Jennifer Johnston

The Old Jest

Jennifer Johnston

Governor General’s Literary Award – Fiction

The Resurrection of Joseph Bourne Jack Hodgins

The Resurrection of Joseph Bourne

Jack Hodgins

Governor General’s Literary Award – Non-fiction

Emily Carr: A Biography Maria Tippett

Emily Carr: A Biography

Maria Tippett

Governor General’s Literary Award – Poetry

There's a Trick with a Knife I'm Learning to Do Michael Ondaatje

There’s a Trick with a Knife I’m Learning to Do

Michael Ondaatje

Hugo Awards – Novel

Dreamsnake Vonda N. McIntyre

Dreamsnake

Vonda N. McIntyre

James Tait Black Memorial Prize – Biography

Christopher Isherwood: A Critical Biography Brian Finney

Christopher Isherwood: A Critical Biography

Brian Finney

James Tait Black Memorial Prize – Fiction

Darkness Visible William Golding

Darkness Visible

William Golding

John W. Campbell – Novel

Gloriana Michael Moorcock

Gloriana

Michael Moorcock

National Book Critics Circle Award – Criticism

The Gnostic Gospels Elaine Pagels

The Gnostic Gospels

Elaine Pagels

National Book Critics Circle Award – Fiction

The Year of the French Thomas Flanagan

The Year of the French

Thomas Flanagan

National Book Critics Circle Award – General Nonfiction

Munich: The Price of Peace Telford Taylor

Munich: The Price of Peace

Telford Taylor

National Book Critics Circle Award – Poetry

Ashes and 7 Years from Somewhere Philip Levine

Ashes and 7 Years from Somewhere

Philip Levine

Nebula – Novel

Dreamsnake Vonda N. McIntyre

Dreamsnake

Vonda N. McIntyre

Pulitzer Prize – Biography or Autobiography

Days of Sorrow and Pain: Leo Baeck and the Berlin Jews Leonard Baker

Days of Sorrow and Pain: Leo Baeck and the Berlin Jews

Leonard Baker

Pulitzer Prize – Fiction

The Stories of John Cheever John Cheever

The Stories of John Cheever

John Cheever

Pulitzer Prize – General Nonfiction

On Human Nature Edward O. Wilson

On Human Nature

Edward O. Wilson

Pulitzer Prize – History

The Dred Scott Case: Its Significance in American Law and Politics Don E. Fehrenbacher

The Dred Scott Case: Its Significance in American Law and Politics

Don E. Fehrenbacher

Pulitzer Prize – Poetry

Now and Then Robert Penn Warren

Now and Then

Robert Penn Warren

World Fantasy Awards – Novel

Gloriana Michael Moorcock

Gloriana

Michael Moorcock

Boston Globe – Fiction & Poetry

Humbug Mountain by Sid Fleischman

Humbug Mountain

Sid Fleischman

Boston Globe – Nonfiction

The Road from Home: The Story of an Armenian Girl by David Kherdian

The Road from Home: The Story of an Armenian Girl

David Kherdian

Boston Globe – Picture Book

The Snowman: Walking in the Air by Raymond Briggs

The Snowman: Walking in the Air

Raymond Briggs

Caldecott – Picture Book

The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses by Paul Goble

The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses

Paul Goble

Carnegie Medal – Children’s

Tulku by Peter Dickinson

Tulku

Peter Dickinson

Coretta Scott King – Author

Escape to Freedom by Ossie Davis

Escape to Freedom

Ossie Davis

Coretta Scott King – Illustrator

Something on My Mind by Tom Feelings

Something on My Mind

Tom Feelings

Costa – Children’s

Tulku by Peter Dickinson

Tulku

Peter Dickinson

Edgar Allan Poe – First Novel

Killed in the Ratings by William L. Deandrea

Killed in the Ratings

William L. Deandrea

Edgar Allan Poe – Juvenile

Alone in Wolf Hollow by Dana Brookins

Alone in Wolf Hollow

Dana Brookins

Edgar Allan Poe – Novel

The Eye of the Needle by Ken Follett

The Eye of the Needle

Ken Follett

Edgar Allan Poe – Paperback Original

Deceit and Deadly Lies by Franklin Bandy

Deceit and Deadly Lies

Franklin Bandy

Greenaway Medal – Illustrator

Haunted House by Jan Pieńkowski

Haunted House

Jan Pieńkowski

Hemingway – PEN

Hasen by Reuben Bercovitch

Hasen

Reuben Bercovitch

Newbery Medal – Children’s

The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin

The Westing Game

Ellen Raskin