Presenter of the National Book Awards

National Book Awards - 1986

FICTION

Winner:

E. L. Doctorow, World's Fair
> Appreciations on Best of National Book Awards Fiction Blog

Finalists:

Norman Rush – Whites
- “Contenders” Fiction Finalists Exhibition Page >

Peter Taylor – A Summons to Memphis
- “Contenders” Fiction Finalists Exhibition Page >

NONFICTION

Winner:

Barry Lopez, Arctic Dreams
> Read His Acceptance Speech

Finalists:

John Dower – War Without Mercy: Race and Power in the Pacific War
Richard Kluger – The Paper: The Life and Times of the New York Herald Tribune
Michael Reynolds – The Young Hemingway
Theodore Rosengarten – Tombee: Portrait of a Cotton Planter