Presenter of the National Book Awards

National Book Awards - 1968

ARTS AND LETTERS

winner:

William Troy, Selected Essays

finalists:

R.P Blackmur- A Primer of Ignorance
Frank Conroy- Stop-Time
Leonard B. Meyer- Music, the Arts and Ideas
M.L. Rosenthal- The New Poets
Stanley Weintraub- Beardsley

FICTION

winner:

Thornton Wilder, The Eighth Day
> Appreciations on Best of National Book Awards Fiction Blog

finalists:

Norman Mailer - Why Are We in Vietnam?
- “Contenders” Fiction Finalists Exhibition Page >

Joyce Carol Oates - A Garden of Earthly Delights
- “Contenders” Fiction Finalists Exhibition Page >

Chaim Potok - The Chosen
- “Contenders” Fiction Finalists Exhibition Page >

William Styron - Confessions of Nat Turner
- “Contenders” Fiction Finalists Exhibition Page >

HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY

winner:

George F. Kennan, Memoirs: 1925-1950

finalists:

H.W. Bragdon - Woodrow Wilson: The Academic Years
Louis J. Halle - The Cold War as History
Roger Hilsman - To Move a Nation
Nathan Silver - Lost New York

POETRY

winner:

Robert Bly, The Light Around the Body
> Read his acceptance speech
> NBA Poetry Blog Essay and Archival Material for Bly

finalists:

Denise Levertov - The Sorrow Dance
W.S. Merwin - The Lice
Kenneth Rexroth - Complete Poems
Louis Zukofsky - A-12

SCIENCE, PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGION

Winner:

Jonathan Kozol, Death at an Early Age

Finalists:

Theodosius Dobzhansky - The Biology of Ultimate Concern
John Kenneth Galbraith - The New Industrial State
Suzanne K. Langer – Mind: An Essay on Human Feeling
Lewis Mumford - The Myth of the Machine

TRANSLATION

Winner:

Howard & Edna Hong, Soren Kierkegaard's Journals and Papers

Finalists:

Elaine Gottlieb and Joseph Singer – Isaac Singer’s The Manor
Richmond Lattimore – The Odyssey of Homer
Douglass Parker– Aristophanes’ The Congresswomen
Barbara Shelby – Freyre’s Mother and Son
L. B. Simpson – Prado’s Country Judge
Arlene B. Werth – Chukovskaya’s The Deserted House