Books Honored by the National Book Awards
The mission of the National Book Foundation and the National Book Awards is to celebrate the best of American literature, to expand its audience, and to enhance the cultural value of great writing in America. Since 1996, independent panels of five writers have chosen the National Book Award winners in four categories: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Young People’s Literature.
The first African-American writer to win a National Book Award was Ralph Ellison for Invisible Man.
2 Books Honored by the National Book Awards in 1991
Winner - Nonfiction
Freedom: Volume I: Freedom In The Making Of Western Culture
by Orlando Patterson
Publication Date: Oct 14, 1992
List Price: $24.00 (store prices may vary)
Page Count: x512
Imprint: Basic Books
Publisher: Perseus Books
Parent Company: Hachette Livre
This magisterial work traces the history of our most cherished value. Patterson links the birth of freedom in primitive societies with the institution of slavery, and traces the evolution of three forms of freedom in the West from antiquity through the Middle Ages.
Finalist - Poetry
The Homeplace: Poems
by Marilyn Nelson
Publication Date: Nov 01, 1990
List Price: $16.95 (store prices may vary)
Page Count: x64
Imprint: Louisiana State University Press
Publisher: Louisiana State University Press
Parent Company: Louisiana State University
A fine softcover copy. Inscribed by the poet. Tight binding. Clean, unmarked pages. Not ex-library. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Poetry; Signed by Author. ’ 0807116416. ISBN/EAN: 9780807116418. Inventory No: 012322.