Presenter of the National Book Awards

National Book Awards - 1962

FICTION

Winner:

Walker Percy, The Moviegoer
> Appreciations on Best of National Book Awards Fiction Blog

Finalists:

Hortense Calisher - False Entry
- “Contenders” Fiction Finalists Exhibition Page >

George P. Elliott - Among the Dangs
- “Contenders” Fiction Finalists Exhibition Page >

Joseph Heller - Catch-22
- “Contenders” Fiction Finalists Exhibition Page >

Bernard Malamud - A New Life
- “Contenders” Fiction Finalists Exhibition Page >

William Maxwell - The Chateau
- “Contenders” Fiction Finalists Exhibition Page >

J.D. Salinger - Franny and Zooey
- “Contenders” Fiction Finalists Exhibition Page >

Isaac Bashevis Singer - The Spinoza of Market Street and Other Stories
- “Contenders” Fiction Finalists Exhibition Page >

Edward Lewis Wallant - The Pawnbroker
- “Contenders” Fiction Finalists Exhibition Page >

Joan Williams - The Morning and the Evening
- “Contenders” Fiction Finalists Exhibition Page >

Richard Yates - Revolutionary Road
- “Contenders” Fiction Finalists Exhibition Page >

NONFICTION

Winner:

Lewis Mumford, The City in History: Its Origins, its Transformations and its Prospects

Finalists:

Robert Ardrey - African Genesis
James Baldwin - Nobody Knows My Name
Stringfellow Barr - The Will of Zeus
John Burchard and Albert Bush-Brown - The Architecture of America
Renè Dubos - The Dreams of Reason
Jane Jacobs - The Death and Life of Great American Cities
Oscar Lewis - The Children of Sanchez
Virginia Peterson - A Matter of Life and Death
Mark Schorer - Sinclair Lewis
Elizabeth Stevenson - Lafcadio Hearn
Theodore H. White - The Making of the President
Ola Elizabeth Winslow - John Bunyan

POETRY

Winner:

Alan Dugan, Poems
> Read His Acceptance Speech
> NBA Poetry Blog Essay and Archival Material for Dugan

Finalists:

Robert Bagg - Madonna of the Cello
Philip Booth - The Islanders
John Ciardi - In the Stoneworks
H.D. (Hilda Doolittle) - Helen in Egypt
Abbie Huston Evans - Facts of Crystal
Isabella Gardner - The Looking Glass
Horace Gregory - Medusa in Gramercy Park
John Holmes - The Fortune Teller
Denise Levertov - Jacob's Ladder
Ned O'Gorman - Adam Before His Mirror
John Hall Wheelock - The Gardner and other Poems