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Finalists for National Book Awards 2000


Young People's Literature

Adam Bagdasarian
  Forgotten Fire (A Melanie Kroupa Book, Dorling Kindersley Publishing, Inc.)

Michael Cadnum
  The Book of the Lion (Viking, Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers)

Carolyn Coman
  Many Stones (Front Street)

Jerry Stanley
  Hurry Freedom! (Crown Publishers)

Gloria Whelan
  Homeless Bird (HarperCollins Children's Books)


Nonfiction

Jacques Barzun
  From Dawn to Decadence: 500 Years of Western Cultural Life, 1500 to the Present (HarperCollinsPublishers)

Alice Kaplan
  The Collaborator: The Trial and Execution of Robert Brasillach (The University of Chicago Press)

David Levering Lewis
  W.E.B. Du Bois: The Fight for Equality and the American Century, 1919-1963 (Henry Holt Company)

Nathaniel Philbrick
  In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex (Viking Penguin)

Patrick Tierney
  Darkness in El Dorado: How Scientists and Journalists Devastated the Amazon (W.W. Norton Company


Poetry

Kim Addonizio
  Tell Me (BOA Editions, Ltd.)

Lucille Clifton
  Blessing the Boats: New and Selected Poems 1988-2000 (BOA Editions, Ltd.)

Galway Kinnell
  A New Selected Poems (Houghton Mifflin Company)

Kenneth Koch
  New Addresses: Poems (Alfred A. Knopf)

Bruce Smith
  The Other Lover (The University of Chicago Press)


Fiction

Charles Baxter
  The Feast of Love (Pantheon Books)

Alan Lightman
  The Diagnosis (Pantheon Books)

Joyce Carol Oates
  Blonde (The Ecco Press/HarperCollinsPublishers)

Francine Prose
  Blue Angel (HarperCollinsPublishers)

Susan Sontag
  In America (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)


National Book Awards 2000 Winners


Young People's Literature

Gloria Whelan
   Homeless Bird (HarperCollins Children's Books)


Nonfiction

Nathaniel Philbrick
  In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex (Viking Penguin)


Poetry


Lucille Clifton
  Blessing the Boats: New and Selected Poems 1988-2000 (BOA Editions, Ltd.)


Fiction


Susan Sontag
  In America (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
  2000 Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters
  2000 DCAL Recipient Ray Bradbury
  Ray Bradbury's Response
  Ray Bradbury's acceptance speech


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