National Book Awards Dinner

Host Steve Martin introduced the chairs of the various book juries, who in turn announced the National Book Award winners. The winners… read more

Host Steve Martin introduced the chairs of the various book juries, who in turn announced the National Book Award winners. The winners also spoke briefly. Oprah Winfrey, after being awarded the 50th Gold Medal for her contributions to book reading, talked about her television book club. The award for poetry went to Ai for her book, Vice: New and Selected Poems. The nonfiction award went to Professor Dower for his book, Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II. The children’s literature award went to Ms. Holt for her book, When Zachary Beaver Came to Town. Mr. Jin won the fiction award for Waiting. close

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National Book Awards Dinner

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Program ID:
153671-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
New York, New York, United States
First Aired:
Nov 21, 1999
Last Aired:
Nov 22, 1999

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  • Nov 21, 1999 | 7:58pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 22, 1999 | 4:43am EST | C-SPAN 2
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