Presenter of the National Book Awards

National Book Awards - 1967

ARTS AND LETTERS

Winner:

Justin Kaplan, Mr. Clemens and Mark Twain: A Biography
> Read the acceptance speech

Finalists:

Oliver Larkin - Daumier
Frederick A. Pottle - James Boswell: The Earlier Years
Isaac Bashevis Singer - In My Father's Court
Susan Sontag - Against Interpretation
Lawrence Thompson - Robert Frost: The Early Years

FICTION

Winner:

Bernard Malamud, The Fixer
> Appreciations on Best of National Book Awards Fiction Blog

Finalists:

Louis Auchincloss - The Embezzler
- “Contenders” Fiction Finalists Exhibition Page >

Edwin O'Connor - All in the Family
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Walker Percy - The Last Gentleman
- “Contenders” Fiction Finalists Exhibition Page >

Harry Petrakis - A Dream of Kings
- “Contenders” Fiction Finalists Exhibition Page >

Wilfrid Sheed - Office Politics
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History and Biography

Winner:

Peter Gay, The Enlightenment, Vol. I: The Rise of Modern Paganism

Finalists:

James H. Billington - The Icon and the Axe
David Brion Davis - The Problem of Slavery in Western Culture
Martin Duberman - James Russell Lowell
Barrington Moore, Jr. - Social Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy
Peter Stansky and William Abrahams - Journey to the Frontier

POETRY

Winner:

James Merrill, Nights and Days
> Read his acceptance speech
> NBA Poetry Blog Essay and Archival Material for Merrill

Finalists:

John Ashbery - Rivers and Mountains
Barbara Howes - Looking Up at Leaves
Marianne Moore - Tell Me, Tell Me
Adrienne Rich - Necessities of Life
William Jay Smith - The Tin Can and Other Poems

SCIENCE, PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGION

Winner:

Oscar Lewis, La Vida

Finalists:

Howard B. Adelman - Marcello Malpighi and the Evolution of Embryology
George and Muriel Beadle - The Language of Life
Wassily W. Leontief - Essays in Economics
Philip Rieff - The Triumph of the Therapeutic
Erwin Straus - Phenomenological Psychology

TRANSLATION

WinnerS:

Gregory Rabassa, Julio Cortazar's Hopscotch

Willard Trask, Casanova's History of My Life

Finalists:

Ben Belitt- Rafael Alberti’s Selected Poems
Ralph Manheim- Celine's Death on the Installment Plan