Presenter of the National Book Awards

National Book Awards - 1994

FICTION

Winner:

William Gaddis, A Frolic of His Own
> Appreciations on Best of National Book Awards Fiction Blog

Finalists:

Ellen Currie – Moses Supposes
- “Contenders” Fiction Finalists Exhibition Page >

Richard Dooling – White Man's Grave
- “Contenders” Fiction Finalists Exhibition Page >

Howard Norman – The Bird Artist
- “Contenders” Fiction Finalists Exhibition Page >

Grace Paley – The Collected Stories
- “Contenders” Fiction Finalists Exhibition Page >

NONFICTION

Winner:

Sherwin B. Nuland, How We Die: Reflections on Life's Final Chapter

Finalists:

John Demos – The Unredeemed Captive: A Family Story from Early America
Jane Mayer and Jill Abramson – Strange Justice: The Selling of Clarence Thomas
John Edgar Wideman – Fatheralong: A Meditation on Fathers, Sons, Race and Society
Tobias Wolff – In Pharoah's Army: Memories of the Lost War

POETRY

Winner:

James Tate, Worshipful Company of Fletchers
> NBA Poetry Blog Essay and Archival Material for Tate

Finalists:

Richard Howard – Like Most Revelations
Heather McHugh – Hinge and Sign: Poems, 1968-1993
Anne Porter – An Altogether Different Language
David St. John – A Study for the World's Body