First Winners of Literary Awards

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Can you name the literary works that made their authors the inaugural winner of the following awards?

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Year First Awarded & Name of AwardLiterary WorkAuthor
1981 PEN/Faulkner Award for FictionWalter Abish
1953 Hugo Award for Best NovelAlfred Bester
1918 Pulitzer Prize for FictionErnest Poole
1919 O. Henry AwardMargaret Prescott Montague
1922 Newberry MedalHendrik Willem van Loon
1969 Man Booker PrizeP.H. Newby
1988 Agatha Award for Best NovelCarolyn G. Hart
1987 Bram Stoker Award for NovelStephen King
Year First Awarded & Name of AwardLiterary WorkAuthor
1996 Orange Prize for FictionHelen Dunmore
1975 National Book Critics Circle Award for FictionE.L. Doctorow
1950 National Book Award for FictionNelson Algren
1965 Nebula Award for Best NovelFrank Herbert
1954 Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best NovelCharlotte Jay
1991 Hammett PrizeElmore Leonard
1918 Pulitzer Price for DramaJesse Lynch Williams

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