Presenter of the National Book Awards

National Book Awards - 1958

FICTION

Winner:

John Cheever, The Wapshot Chronicle
> Appreciations on Best of National Book Awards Fiction Blog

Finalists:

James Agee - A Death in the Family
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James Gould Cozzens - By Love Possessed
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Mark Harris - Something About a Soldier
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Andrew Lytle - The Velvet Horn
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Bernard Malamud - The Assistant
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Wright Morris - Love Among the Cannibals
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Vladimir Nabokov - Pnin
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Ayn Rand - Atlas Shrugged
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Nancy Wilson Ross - The Return of Lady Brace
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May Sarton - The Birth of a Grandfather
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NONFICTION

Winner:

Catherine Drinker Bowen, The Lion and the Throne
> Read the acceptance speech

Finalists:

Margaret Coit - Mr. Baruch
Will Durant - The Reformation
Louis Hacker- Alexander Hamilton in the American Tradition
Gilbert Highet - Poets in a Landscape
Mark deWolfe Howe - Justice Holmes: The Shaping Years, 1841-1870
Henry A. Kissinger - Nuclear Weapons and Foreign Policy
Mary McCarthy - Memories of a Catholic Girlhood
Max F. Milliken & W. W. Rostow - A Proposal: Key to an Effective Foreign Policy
Vance Packard - The Hidden Persuaders
John Pullen - The Twentieth Maine
David Schoenbrun - As France Goes
Gwen Terasaki - Bridge to the Sun
W.S. White - The Citadel

POETRY

Winner:

Robert Penn Warren, Promises: Poems, 1954-1956
> NBA Poetry Blog Essay and Archival Material for Warren

Finalists:

Daniel Berrigan - Time Without Number
Philip Booth - Letter from a Distant Land
Edwin G. Burrows - The Arctic Tern
H.D. (Hilda Doolittle) - Selected Poems of H.D.
Richard Eberhart - Great Praises
Richmond Lattimore - Poems
Howard Moss - Swimmer in the Air
May Sarton - In Time Like Air
Eli Siegel - Hot Afternoons Have Been in Montana
William Jay Smith – Poems: 1947-1957
Wallace Stevens - Opus Posthumous
James Wright - The Green Wall