Presenter of the National Book Awards

National Book Awards - 1992

FICTION

Winner:

Cormac McCarthy, All the Pretty Horses
> Read His Acceptance Speech
> Appreciations on Best of National Book Awards Fiction Blog

Finalists:

Dorothy Allison – Bastard out of Carolina
- “Contenders” Fiction Finalists Exhibition Page >

Cristina Garcia – Dreaming in Cuban
- “Contenders” Fiction Finalists Exhibition Page >

Edward P. Jones – Lost in the City
- “Contenders” Fiction Finalists Exhibition Page >

Robert Stone – Outerbridge Reach
- "Contenders” Fiction Finalists Exhibition Page >

NONFICTION

Winner:

Paul Monette, Becoming a Man: Half a Life Story
> Read His Acceptance Speech

Finalists:

Edward L. Ayers – The Promise of the New South
James Gleick – Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman
David McCullough – Truman
Garry Wills – Lincoln at Gettysburg

POETRY

Winner:

Mary Oliver, New & Selected Poems
> Read Her Acceptance Speech
> NBA Poetry Blog Essay and Archival Material for Oliver

Finalists:

Hayden Carruth – Collected Shorter Poems
Louise Gluck – The Wild Iris
Susan Mitchell – Rapture
Gary Snyder – No Nature