Presenter of the National Book Awards

National Book Awards - 1995

FICTION

Winner:

Philip Roth, Sabbath's Theater
> Recipient of the 2002 Distinguished Contribution to American Letters
> Appreciations on Best of National Book Awards Fiction Blog

Finalists:

Madison Smartt Bell – All Souls' Rising
- “Contenders” Fiction Finalists Exhibition Page >

Edwidge Danticat – Krik? Krak!
- “Contenders” Fiction Finalists Exhibition Page >

Stephen Dixon – Interstate
- “Contenders” Fiction Finalists Exhibition Page >

Rosario Ferrè – The House on the Lagoon
- “Contenders” Fiction Finalists Exhibition Page >

NONFICTION

Winner:

Tina Rosenberg, The Haunted Land: Facing Europe's Ghosts After Communism
> Read Her Acceptance Speech

Finalists:

Dennis Covington – Salvation on Sand Mountain: Snake Handling and Redemption in Southern Appalachia
Daniel C. Dennett – Darwin's Dangerous Idea: Evolution and the Meaning of Life
Jonathan Harr – A Civil Action
Maryanne Vollers – Ghosts of Mississippi

POETRY

Winner:

Stanley Kunitz, Passing Through: The Later Poems
> Read His Acceptance Speech
> NBA Poetry Blog Essay and Archival Material for Kunitz

Finalists:

Barbara Howes – Collected Poems, 1945-1990
Josephine Jacobsen – In the Crevice of Time: New and Collected Poems
Donald Justice – New and Selected Poems
Gary Soto – New and Selected Poems