Presenter of the National Book Awards

National Book Awards - 1985

FICTION

Winner:

Don DeLillo, White Noise
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Finalists:

Ursula K. Le Guin – Always Coming Home
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Hugh Nissenson – The Tree of Life
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FIRST WORK OF FICTION

Winner:

Easy in the Islands, Bob Shacochis
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Finalists:

Elizabeth Benedict – Slow Dancing
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Cecile Pineda – Face
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NONFICTION

Winner:

J. Anthony Lukas, Common Ground: A Turbulent Decade in the Lives of Three American Families

Finalists:

Daniel J. Kevles – In the Name of Eugenics: Genetics and the Use of Human Heredity
Walter A. McDougall –…The Heavens and the Earth: A Political History of the Space Age