Wednesday, June 23

All 1984 Book Awards

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

British Fantasy Awards – August Derleth Award – Horror Novel

Floating Dragon Peter Straub

Floating Dragon

Peter Straub

British SF Association – Novel

Tik-Tok John Sladek

Tik-Tok

John Sladek

Costa Book Award – Novel

Kruger's Alp Christopher Hope

Kruger’s Alp

Christopher Hope

Governor General’s Literary Award – Drama

White Biting Dog Judith Thompson

White Biting Dog

Judith Thompson

Governor General’s Literary Award – Fiction

The Engineer of Human Souls Josef Skvorecky

The Engineer of Human Souls

Josef Skvorecky

Governor General’s Literary Award – Non-fiction

The Private Capital: Ambition and Love in the Age of Macdonald and Laurier Sandra Gwyn

The Private Capital: Ambition and Love in the Age of Macdonald and Laurier

Sandra Gwyn

Governor General’s Literary Award – Poetry

Celestial Navigation Paulette Jiles

Celestial Navigation

Paulette Jiles

Hugo Awards – Novel

Startide Rising David Brin

Startide Rising

David Brin

James Tait Black Memorial Prize – Biography

Virginia Woolf: A Writer's Life Lyndall Gordon

Virginia Woolf: A Writer’s Life

Lyndall Gordon

James Tait Black Memorial Prize – Fiction

Empire of the Sun J.G. Ballard

Empire of the Sun

J.G. Ballard

John W. Campbell – Novel

The Citadel of the Autarch Gene Wolfe

The Citadel of the Autarch

Gene Wolfe

Locus – Fantasy Novel

The Mists of Avalon Marion Zimmer Bradley

The Mists of Avalon

Marion Zimmer Bradley

Locus – SF Novel

Startide Rising David Brin

Startide Rising

David Brin

Los Angeles Times Book Prize – Biography

The Nightmare of Reason: A Life of Franz Kafka Ernst Pawel

The Nightmare of Reason: A Life of Franz Kafka

Ernst Pawel

Los Angeles Times Book Prize – Current Interest

Cities and the Wealth of Nations Jane Jacobs

Cities and the Wealth of Nations

Jane Jacobs

Los Angeles Times Book Prize – Fiction

The Unbearable Lightness of Being Milan Kundera, Michael Henry Heim

The Unbearable Lightness of Being

Milan Kundera, Michael Henry Heim

Los Angeles Times Book Prize – History

The Great Cat Massacre and Other Episodes in French Cultural History Robert Darnton

The Great Cat Massacre and Other Episodes in French Cultural History

Robert Darnton

Los Angeles Times Book Prize – Poetry

The Maximus Poems Charles Olson

The Maximus Poems

Charles Olson

National Book Critics Circle Award – Biography/Autobiography

Dostoevsky: The Years of Ordeal, 1850-59 Joseph Frank

Dostoevsky: The Years of Ordeal, 1850-59

Joseph Frank

National Book Critics Circle Award – Criticism

Twentieth Century Pleasures: Prose on Poetry Robert Hass

Twentieth Century Pleasures: Prose on Poetry

Robert Hass

National Book Critics Circle Award – Fiction

Love Medicine Louise Erdrich

Love Medicine

Louise Erdrich

National Book Critics Circle Award – General Nonfiction

Weapons and Hope Freeman Dyson

Weapons and Hope

Freeman Dyson

National Book Critics Circle Award – Poetry

The Dead and the Living Sharon Olds

The Dead and the Living

Sharon Olds

Nebula – Novel

Startide Rising David Brin

Startide Rising

David Brin

Philip K. Dick – Novel

The Anubis Gates Tim Powers

The Anubis Gates

Tim Powers

Pulitzer Prize – Biography or Autobiography

Booker T. Washington: The Wizard of Tuskegee, 1901–1915 Louis R. Harlan

Booker T. Washington: The Wizard of Tuskegee, 1901–1915

Louis R. Harlan

Pulitzer Prize – Fiction

Ironweed William Kennedy

Ironweed

William Kennedy

Pulitzer Prize – General Nonfiction

The Social Transformation of American Medicine Paul Starr

The Social Transformation of American Medicine

Paul Starr

Pulitzer Prize – History

No award given

No award given

Pulitzer Prize – Poetry

American Primitive Mary Oliver

American Primitive

Mary Oliver

World Fantasy Awards – Novel

The Dragon Waiting John M. Ford

The Dragon Waiting

John M. Ford

Beehive – Fiction

Lost in the Devil's Desert by Gloria Skurzynski

Lost in the Devil’s Desert

Gloria Skurzynski

Bluebonnet – Children’s

Nothing's Fair in Fifth Grade by Barthe DeClements

Nothing’s Fair in Fifth Grade

Barthe DeClements

Boston Globe – Fiction & Poetry

A Little Fear by Patricia Wrightson

A Little Fear

Patricia Wrightson

Boston Globe – Nonfiction

The Double Life of Pocahontas by Jean Fritz

The Double Life of Pocahontas

Jean Fritz

Boston Globe – Picture Book

Jonah and the Great Fish by Warwick Hutton

Jonah and the Great Fish

Warwick Hutton

Buckeye – Grades 3-5

Nothing’s Fair in Fifth Grade by Barthe DeClements

Nothing’s Fair in Fifth Grade

Barthe DeClements

Buckeye – Grades K-2

E.T. The Extra Terrestrial Storybook by William Kotzwinkle

E.T. The Extra Terrestrial Storybook

William Kotzwinkle

Caldecott – Picture Book

The Glorious Flight: Across the Channel with Louis Bleriot by Alice Provensen

The Glorious Flight: Across the Channel with Louis Bleriot

Alice Provensen

Carnegie Medal – Children’s

The Changeover by Margaret Mahy

The Changeover

Margaret Mahy

Coretta Scott King – Author

Everett Anderson's Goodbye by Lucille Clifton

Everett Anderson’s Goodbye

Lucille Clifton

Coretta Scott King – Illustrator

My Mama Needs Me by Pat Cummings

My Mama Needs Me

Pat Cummings

Costa – Children’s

The Queen of the Pharisees' Children by Barbara Willard

The Queen of the Pharisees’ Children

Barbara Willard

Costa – First Novel

A Parish of Rich Women by James Buchan

A Parish of Rich Women

James Buchan

Edgar Allan Poe – First Novel

The Bay Psalm Book Murder by Will Harriss

The Bay Psalm Book Murder

Will Harriss

Edgar Allan Poe – Juvenile

The Callender Papers by Cynthia Voigt

The Callender Papers

Cynthia Voigt

Edgar Allan Poe – Novel

LaBrava by Elmore Leonard

LaBrava

Elmore Leonard

Edgar Allan Poe – Paperback Original

Mrs. White by Margaret Tracy

Mrs. White

Margaret Tracy

Great Stone Face – Grades 4-6

Superfudge by Judy Blume

Superfudge

Judy Blume

Greenaway Medal – Illustrator

Hiawatha's Childhood by Errol Le Cain

Hiawatha’s Childhood

Errol Le Cain

Hemingway – PEN

During the Reign of the Queen of Persia by Joan Chase

During the Reign of the Queen of Persia

Joan Chase

L.A. Times – Fiction

The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera

The Unbearable Lightness of Being

Milan Kundera

Newbery Medal – Children’s

Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary

Dear Mr. Henshaw

Beverly Cleary

PEN/Faulkner – Fiction

Sent for You Yesterday by John Edgar Wideman

Sent for You Yesterday

John Edgar Wideman

Scott O Dell – Historical Fiction

Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare

Sign of the Beaver

Elizabeth George Speare

Shamus – First P.I. Novel

Creative Kind of Killer by Jack Early

Creative Kind of Killer

Jack Early

Shamus – P.I. Novel

Sugartown by Loren D. Estleman

Sugartown

Loren D. Estleman