Presenter of the National Book Awards

National Book Awards - 1952

FICTION

Winner:

James Jones, From Here to Eternity
> Appreciations on Best of National Book Awards Fiction Blog

Finalists:

James Agee - The Morning Watch
- “Contenders” Fiction Finalists Exhibition Page >

Truman Capote - The Grass Harp
- “Contenders” Fiction Finalists Exhibition Page >

William Faulkner - Requiem for a Nun
- “Contenders” Fiction Finalists Exhibition Page >

Caroline Gordon - The Strange Children
- “Contenders” Fiction Finalists Exhibition Page >

Thomas Mann - The Holy Sinner
- “Contenders” Fiction Finalists Exhibition Page >

John P. Marquand - Melville Goodwin USA
- “Contenders” Fiction Finalists Exhibition Page >

J.D. Salinger - The Catcher in the Rye
- “Contenders” Fiction Finalists Exhibition Page >

William Styron - Lie Down in Darkness
- “Contenders” Fiction Finalists Exhibition Page >

Jessamyn West - The Witch Diggers
- “Contenders” Fiction Finalists Exhibition Page >

Herman Wouk - The Caine Mutiny
- “Contenders” Fiction Finalists Exhibition Page >

NONFICTION

Winner:

Rachel Carson, The Sea Around Us
> Read Her Acceptance Speech
> Read Neil Baldwin's National Book Award Classics Essay

Finalists:

Hannah Arendt - The Origins of Totalitarianism
Marshall Davidson - Life in America
F.W. DuPee - Henry James
Waldo Frank - Birth of a World
Douglas S. Freeman - George Washington
Erich Fromm - The Forgotten Language
Oscar Handlin - The Uprooted
Walker Kazin - A Walker in the City
Dumas Malone - Jefferson and the Rights of Man
C. Wright Mills - White Collar
Arthur Mizener - The Far Side of Paradise
Lewis Mumford - Conduct of Life
Merlo Pusey - Charles Evans Hughes
Nathan Schachner - Thomas Jefferson
William Carlos Williams - The Autobiography of William Carlos Williams
C. Vann Woodward - Reunion and Reaction

POETRY

Winner:

Marianne Moore, Collected Poems
> Read Her Acceptance Speech
> NBA Poetry Blog Essay and Archival Material for Moore

Finalists:

W.H. Auden - Nones
William Rose Benèt - The Spirit of the Scene
Richard Eberhart - Selected Poems
Horace Gregory - Selected Poems of Horace Gregory
Randall Jarrell - The Seven-League Crutches
Theodore Roethke - Praise to the End
Muriel Rukeyser - Selected Poems
William Carlos Williams - Collected Earlier Poems
William Carlos Williams - Paterson