Presenter of the National Book Awards

National Book Awards - 1990

FICTION

Winner:

Charles Johnson, Middle Passage
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Finalists:

Felipe Alfau – Chromos
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Elena Castedo – Paradise
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Jessica Hagedorn – Dogeaters
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Joyce Carol Oates – Because It Is Bitter, and Because It Is My Heart
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NONFICTION

Winner:

Ron Chernow, The House of Morgan: An American Banking Dynasty and the Rise of Modern Finance

Finalists:

Samuel G. Freedman - Small Victories: The Real World of a Teacher, Her Students and Their High School
Roger Morris - Richard Milhous Nixon: The Rise of an American Politician
Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith - Jackson Pollock: An American Saga
T.H. Watkins - Righteous Pilgrim: The Life and Times of Harold L. Ickes, 1847-1952