Presenter of the National Book Awards

National Book Awards - 1989

FICTION

Winner:

John Casey, Spartina
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Finalists:

E.L. Doctorow – Billy Bathgate
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Katherine Dunn – Geek Love
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Oscar Hijuelos – Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love
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Amy Tan – The Joy Luck Club
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NONFICTION

Winner:

Thomas L. Friedman, From Beirut to Jerusalem

Finalists:

Taylor Branch – Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, 1954-63
McGeorge Bundy – Danger and Survival: Choices about the Bomb in the First Fifty Years
William Pfaff – Barbarian Sentiments: How the American Century Ends
Marilynne Robinson – Mother Country: Britain, the Welfare State and Nuclear Pollution