Presenter of the National Book Awards

National Book Awards - 1966

ARTS AND LETTERS

Winner:

Janet Flanner, Paris Journal, 1944-1965

Finalists:

Alfred Kazin - Starting Out in the Thirties
R.W.B. Lewis - Trials of the Work
Philip Rahv - The Myth and the Powerhouse
Lionel Trilling - Beyond Culture
Rene Wellek - History of Modern Criticism

FICTION

Winner:

Katherine Anne Porter, The Collected Stories of Katherine Anne Porter
> Read her acceptance speech
> Appreciations on Best of National Book Awards Fiction Blog

Finalists:

Jesse Hill Ford - The Liberation of Lord Byron Jones
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Peter Matthiessen - At Play in the Fields of the Lord
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James Merrill - The (Diblos) Notebook
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Flannery O'Connor - Everything that Rises Must Converge
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Harry Petrakis - Pericles on 31st Street
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HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY

Winner:

Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr, A Thousand Days

Finalists:

Irving Brant - The Bill of Rights
Edward Chase Kirkland - Charles Francis Adams, Jr.
Richard B. Morris - The Peacemakers
Robert Shaplen - The Lost Revolution
Theodore H. White - The Making of the President, 1964

POETRY

Winner:

James Dickey, Buckdancer's Choice: Poems
> NBA Poetry Blog Essay and Archival Material for Dickey

Finalists:

W.H. Auden - About the House
Elizabeth Bishop - Questions of Travel
Richard Eberhart - Selected Poems
Irving Feldman - The Pripet Marshes
Randall Jarrell - The Lost World
Louis Simpson - Selected Poems

SCIENCE, PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGION

No award given

Charles Frankel - The Love of Anxiety
Edgar Z. Friedenberg -Coming of Age in America
Bentley Glass - Science and Ethical Values
Alice Kimball Smith - The Peril and a Hope