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1956 Best Novel Awards
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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)
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Authors born in 1956
Rafael Ábalos
Deborah Adams
Daniel Akst
Boris Akunin
Stephen Alter
Ingvar Ambjörnsen
Katherine Applegate
Brigitte Aubert
Ronan Bennett
Peter Benson
Anne Berry
Valerie Bloom
Judy Blundell
Anthony Bourdain
Gerry Boyle
Gillian Bradshaw
Sally Brampton
Susan Breen
Mayer Alan Brenner
Dale Brown
Jim Brown
Simon Brown
Riccardo Bruni
Richard Calder
Massimo Carlotto
Melody Carlson
Paul Chafe
Janet Chapman
Carol Higgins Clark
Reed Farrel Coleman
Marita Conlon-McKenna
Mary Connealy
Michael Connelly
Amy Conner
Storm Constantine
Hugh Cook
Elizabeth Corley
Patricia Cornwell
Christopher Darden
Amma Darko
Julia Darling
Peter David
Giancarlo De Cataldo
Anna Dean
Joe Dever
Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
Cameron Dokey
Robert Edric
Lucy Ellmann
Ramón Díaz Eterovic
Percival Everett
Duncan Falconer
Fadia Faqir
John Feinstein
Anna Fienberg
Carrie Fisher
Sheree Fitch
Phil Foglio
Robert Frezza
Eric Gamalinda
Lisa Gardner
Mary Gentle
Amitav Ghosh
Lesley Glaister
Julia Glass
Namita Gokhale
Lynne Graham
George Green
David Guterson
Ha Jin
Paul Halter
Tom Hanks
Nina Harrington
Chris Hauty
Jean Hegland
Lynn Hightower
Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman
Cindy Holby
Ann Hood
Gwen Hunter
Scott Hunter
James Hynes
Alexander Jablokov
Douglas Jackson
Melanie Jackson
Steffen Jacobsen
Claire M Johnson
Susan Johnson
José Luis de Juan
Kay Kenyon
Philip Kerr
Yasmina Khadra
Katharine Eliska Kimbriel
Natalie Kinsey-Warnock
Sarah Kozloff
Tom Kratman
William Lashner
Martha C Lawrence
Stephen Leather
Julianne Lee
Pierre Lemaitre
Andrea Levy
Susan Lewis
Mark Leyner
Rosina Lippi
Robert Llewellyn
Tim Lott
Margaret McAllister
Todd McCaffrey
Maria McCann
Steven E McDonald
Richard S McEnroe
Ian R MacLeod
Richard Madeley
Shahriar Mandanipour
Ellen Tanner Marsh
Evan Marshall
Robert Mawson
Susan Meier
R M Meluch
Patrick Mercer
Hubert Mingarelli
Susan Minot
Rebecca Moesta
Antonio Muñoz Molina
Peter Morwood
Scholastique Mukasonga
Katy Munger
Derville Murphy
Lilian Nattel
Christopher Nicholson
Han Nolan
Josip Novakovich
Achy Obejas
Nick Oldham
Lance Olsen
Kristina Olsson
Chris Paling
Tim Pears
T R Pearson
Pia Pera
Lynne Rae Perkins
Richard Phillips
Scott Pratt
Douglas Preston
Mark Ramsden
Silver RavenWolf
Robert Reed
Jacob Ross
Kate Ross
Craig Russell
Craig Russell
Anne Rutherford
J G Sandom
Steven Saylor
Patricia Scanlan
Mark Schweizer
Lisa Scottoline
David Sedaris
Barbara Seranella
eluki bes shahar
Simon Shaw
Anne Simpson
Nicky Singer
Joan Slonczewski
Cath Staincliffe
Jonathan Stone
James Swain
Denise Swanson
Janet Tashjian
Shashi Tharoor
Kate Thompson
Adam Thorpe
Freda Warrington
Sheila Williams
Jack Womack
Hiroshi Yamamoto
Steve Yarbrough
Paul Yee
Amin Zaoui
Richard Zimler
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Authors who died in 1956
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