Presenter of the National Book Awards

National Book Awards - 2001

FICTION

Winner:

Jonathan Franzen, The Corrections
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Finalists:

Dan Chaon – Among the Missing
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Jennifer Egan – Look at Me
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Louise Erdrich – The Last Report on the Miracle at Little No Horse
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Susan Straight – Highwire Moon
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Fiction Judges:

Colin Harrison (Panel Chair), Bill Henderson, Angela Davis-Gardner, Mary Morris Susan, Richards Shreve

NONFICTION

Winner:

Andrew Solomon, The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression
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Finalists:

Marie Arana – American Chica: Two Worlds, One Childhood
Nina Bernstein – The Lost Children of Wilder: The Epic Struggle to Change Foster Care
David James Duncan – My Story as Told by Water
Jan T. Gross – Neighbors: The Destruction of the Jewish Community in Jedwabne, Poland

Nonfiction Judges:

Terry Tempest Williams (Panel Chair), Alex Kotlowitz, Richard Rodriguez, Christine Stansell

POETRY

Winner:

Alan Dugan, Poems Seven: New and Complete Poetry
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Finalists:

Agha Shahid Ali – Rooms are Never Finished
Wanda Coleman – Mercurochrome
Cornelius Eady – Brutal Imagination
Gail Mazur – They Can't Take That Away from Me

Poetry Judges:

Stanley Plumly (Panel Chair), Rafael Campo, Toi Derricotte, Marie Howe, Tom Sleigh

YOUNG PEOPLE'S LITERATURE

Winner:

Virginia Euwer Wolff, True Believer
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Finalists:

Kate DiCamillo – The Tiger Rising
Phillip Hoose – We Were There Too! Young People in U.S. History
An Na – A Step from Heaven
Marilyn Nelson – Carver: A Life in Poems

Young People's Literature Judges:

Beth Kephart (Panel Chair), Kay Cassell, Ellen Howard, Lisa Clayton Robinson, Jane Resh Thomas