Presenter of the National Book Awards

National Book Awards - 1988

FICTION

Winner:

Pete Dexter, Paris Trout
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Finalists:

Don DeLillo – Libra
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Mary McGarry Morris – Vanished
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James F. Powers – Wheat That Springeth Green
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Anne Tyler – Breathing Lessons
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NONFICTION

Winner:

Neil Sheehan, A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam

Finalists:

Eric Foner – Reconstruction: America’s Unfinished Revolution, 1863-1877
Peter Gay – The Enlightenment: An Interpretation
Brenda Maddox – Nora: The Real Life of Molly Bloom
Jack McLaughlin – Jefferson and Monticello: The Biography of a Builder