Books Honored by the National Book Foundation
The mission of the National Book Foundation is to celebrate the best of American literature, to expand its audience, and to enhance the cultural value of great writing in America. National Book Awards are given five categories: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Translated Literature, and Young People’s Literature.
The first African-American writer to win a National Book Award was Ralph Ellison for Invisible Man.
One Book Honored by the National Book Foundation in 1962
Finalist - Nonfiction
Nobody Knows My Name
by James Baldwin
Publication Date: Dec 01, 1992
List Price: $14.00
Format: Paperback, 256 pages
Imprint: Vintage Books
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Parent Company: Bertelsmann
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Told with Baldwin’s characteristically unflinching honesty, this collection of illuminating, deeply felt essays examines topics ranging from race relations in the United States to the role of the writer in society, and offers personal accounts of Richard Wright, Norman Mailer and other writers.