Presenter of the National Book Awards

National Book Awards - 1991

FICTION

Winner:

Norman Rush, Mating
> Appreciations on Best of National Book Awards Fiction Blog

Finalists:

Louis Begley – Wartime Lies
- “Contenders” Fiction Finalists Exhibition Page >

Stephen Dixon – Frog
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Stanley Elkin – The MacGuffin
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Sandra Scofield – Beyond Deserving
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NONFICTION

Winner:

Orlando Patterson, Freedom

Finalists:

E.J. Dionne, Jr. – Why Americans Hate Politics
Melissa Fay Greene – Praying for Sheetrock
R.W.B. Lewis – The Jameses: A Family Narrative
Diane Wood Middlebrook – Anne Sexton: A Biography

POETRY

Winner:

Philip Levine, What Work Is
> NBA Poetry Blog Essay and Archival Material for Levine

Finalists:

Andrew Hudgins – The Never-Ending
Linda McCarriston – Eva-Mary
Adrienne Rich – An Atlas of the Difficult World: Poems 1988-1991
Marilyn Nelson Waniek – The Homeplace