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1956 Best Novel Awards
 
1956 Best Short Story Awards
Hugo
The Star by Arthur C Clarke (winner)
 
1956 Best Novellette Awards
Hugo
Exploration Team by Murray Leinster (winner)
 
1956 Best Book Awards
Carnegie Medal
The Little Bookroom by Eleanor Farjeon (winner)
 
 
 
Authors born in 1956
Rafael Ábalos
Deborah Adams
Daniel Akst
Boris Akunin
Ammiel Alcalay
Stephen Alter
Ingvar Ambjörnsen
Katherine Applegate
Michael Armstrong
Brigitte Aubert
Ven Begamudré
Anouar Benmalek
Ronan Bennett
Peter Benson
Anne Berry
Valerie Bloom
Anthony Bourdain
Gerry Boyle
Gillian Bradshaw
Sally Brampton
Susan Breen
Mayer Alan Brenner
Dale Brown
Jim Brown
Simon Brown
Richard Calder
Massimo Carlotto
Lorene Cary
Paul Chafe
Carol Higgins Clark
Reed Farrel Coleman
Marita Conlon-McKenna
Michael Connelly
Amy Conner
Storm Constantine
Hugh Cook
Patricia Cornwell
Amma Darko
Julia Darling
Peter David
Giancarlo De Cataldo
Anna Dean
Joe Dever
Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
Cameron Dokey
Robert Edric
Lucy Ellmann
Percival Everett
Duncan Falconer
Fadia Faqir
John Feinstein
Anna Fienberg
Carrie Fisher
Sheree Fitch
Jane Fletcher
Phil Foglio
Robert Frezza
Mary Gentle
Amitav Ghosh
Lesley Glaister
Julia Glass
Namita Gokhale
Adam Gopnik
Lynne Graham
George Green
David Guterson
Ha Jin
Paul Halter
Martin Handford
Nina Harrington
Jean Hegland
Lynn Hightower
Cindy Holby
Ann Hood
Gwen Hunter
Scott Hunter
James Hynes
Alexander Jablokov
Douglas Jackson
Melanie Jackson
Arthur Japin
Meiling Jin
Claire M Johnson
Susan Johnson
José Luis de Juan
Rick Kennett
Kay Kenyon
Philip Kerr
Yasmina Khadra
Katharine Eliska Kimbriel
Natalie Kinsey-Warnock
Esther Kinsky
Uma Krishnaswami
William Lashner
Martha C Lawrence
Julianne Lee
Pierre Lemaitre
Andrea Levy
Mark Leyner
Rosina Lippi
Robert Llewellyn
Tim Lott
Margaret McAllister
Regina McBride
Todd McCaffrey
Maria McCann
Steven E McDonald
D J MacHale
Ian R MacLeod
Richard Madeley
Shahriar Mandanipour
Evan Marshall
Robert Mawson
Susan Meier
R M Meluch
Patrick Mercer
Susan Minot
Cyrus Mistry
Rebecca Moesta
Antonio Muñoz Molina
Peter Morwood
Katy Munger
Lilian Nattel
Christopher Nicholson
Han Nolan
Josip Novakovich
Achy Obejas
Nick Oldham
Lance Olsen
Chris Paling
Tim Pears
T R Pearson
Ulrich Peltzer
Pia Pera
Lynne Rae Perkins
Gisèle Pineau
Kjartan Poskitt
Scott Pratt
Douglas Preston
Mark Ramsden
Silver RavenWolf
Robert Reed
Kate Ross
Craig Russell
Craig Russell
Anne Rutherford
J G Sandom
Steven Saylor
Patricia Scanlan
Francois Schuiten
Mark Schweizer
Lisa Scottoline
David Sedaris
Barbara Seranella
eluki bes shahar
Simon Shaw
Samuel Shimon
Anne Simpson
Nicky Singer
Joan Slonczewski
Cath Staincliffe
Jonathan Stone
Denise Swanson
Jefferson P Swycaffer
Janet Tashjian
Shashi Tharoor
Kate Thompson
Adam Thorpe
Najem Wali
Freda Warrington
Jack Womack
Hiroshi Yamamoto
Steve Yarbrough
Paul Yee
Iman Humaydan Younes
Zhang Wei
Richard Zimler
Rafael ÁbalosDeborah AdamsBoris AkuninStephen Alter
Ingvar AmbjörnsenKatherine ApplegateRonan BennettAnne Berry
Valerie BloomAnthony BourdainGerry BoyleGillian Bradshaw
Sally BramptonSusan BreenDale BrownJim Brown
Simon BrownRichard CalderMassimo CarlottoLorene Cary
Paul ChafeCarol Higgins ClarkReed Farrel ColemanMarita Conlon-McKenna
Michael ConnellyAmy ConnerStorm ConstantineHugh Cook
Patricia CornwellAmma DarkoJulia DarlingPeter David
Giancarlo De CataldoAnna DeanJoe DeverChitra Banerjee Divakaruni
Cameron DokeyRobert EdricLucy EllmannPercival Everett
Duncan FalconerFadia FaqirJohn FeinsteinAnna Fienberg
Carrie FisherJane FletcherMary GentleAmitav Ghosh
Lesley GlaisterJulia GlassNamita GokhaleAdam Gopnik
Lynne GrahamDavid GutersonHa JinPaul Halter
Martin HandfordNina HarringtonJean HeglandLynn Hightower
Cindy HolbyAnn HoodGwen HunterScott Hunter
James HynesAlexander JablokovDouglas JacksonMelanie Jackson
Arthur JapinClaire M JohnsonSusan JohnsonJosé Luis de Juan
Kay KenyonPhilip KerrYasmina KhadraNatalie Kinsey-Warnock
Uma KrishnaswamiWilliam LashnerMartha C LawrenceJulianne Lee
Pierre LemaitreAndrea LevyMark LeynerRosina Lippi
Tim LottMargaret McAllisterRegina McBrideTodd McCaffrey
Maria McCannSteven E McDonaldD J MacHaleIan R MacLeod
Richard MadeleyEvan MarshallRobert MawsonSusan Meier
R M MeluchPatrick MercerSusan MinotRebecca Moesta
Antonio Muñoz MolinaPeter MorwoodKaty MungerChristopher Nicholson
Han NolanNick OldhamChris PalingTim Pears
T R PearsonLynne Rae PerkinsKjartan PoskittScott Pratt
Douglas PrestonSilver RavenWolfRobert ReedKate Ross
Craig RussellCraig RussellJ G SandomSteven Saylor
Patricia ScanlanFrancois SchuitenMark SchweizerLisa Scottoline
David SedarisBarbara Seranellaeluki bes shaharSimon Shaw
Anne SimpsonNicky SingerJoan SlonczewskiCath Staincliffe
Jonathan StoneDenise SwansonJanet TashjianShashi Tharoor
Kate ThompsonFreda WarringtonJack WomackSteve Yarbrough
Paul YeeRichard Zimler
 
Authors who died in 1956
Michael ArlenMax BeerbohmE C BentleyLouis Bromfield
Walter de la MareWalter KarigA A MilneClarence E Mulford
E R PunshonAlex Raymond