Books Honored by the National Book Awards
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 Awards in 1979
Finalist - Poetry
American Journal: Poems
by Robert Hayden
Publication Date: Jan 17, 1982
List Price: $14.95
Format: Paperback, 72 pages
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.
Parent Company: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.
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