Presenter of the National Book Awards

National Book Awards - 1993

FICTION

Winner:

E. Annie Proulx , The Shipping News
> Read Her Acceptance Speech
> Appreciations on Best of National Book Awards Fiction Blog

Finalists:

Amy Bloom – Come to Me
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Thom Jones – The Pugilist at Rest
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Richard Powers – Operation Wandering Soul
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Bob Shacochis – Swimming in the Volcano
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NONFICTION

Winner:

Gore Vidal, United States: Essays 1952-1992
> Read His Acceptance Speech

Finalists:

William Leach – Land of Desire: Merchants, Power, and the Rise of a New American Culture
David Levering Lewis – W.E.B. Du Bois: Biography of a Race, 1868-1919
Richard Slotkin – Gunfighter Nation: The Myth of the Frontier in Twentieth-Century America
Peter Svenson – Battlefield: Farming a Civil War Battleground

POETRY

Winner:

A . R. Ammons, Garbage
> Read His Acceptance Speech
> NBA Poetry Blog Essay and Archival Material for Ammons

Finalists:

Mark Doty – My Alexandria
Margaret Gibson – The Vigil: A Poem in Four Voices
Donald Hall – The Museum of Clear Ideas
Lawrence Raab – What We Don't Know About Each Other