National Book Award Classics

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National Book Award Classics contains twelve essays written by Neil Baldwin during his tenure as Executive Director of the National Book Foundation as well as a comprehensive listing of all National Book Award-winning titles since 1950.

With reflections on the work of Flannery O'Connor, William Carlos Williams, and Ralph Ellison, among others, the 122-page volume examines important titles that have helped shape American literature since World War II. You can read all twelve essays here on neilbaldwinbooks.com. Visit the National Book Award Classics homepage.