Annal: 1981 National Book Award for Nonfiction

Results of the National Book Award in the year 1981.

Book:China Men

China Men

Maxine Hong Kingston

The author chronicles the lives of three generations of Chinese men in America, woven from memory, myth and fact. Here’s a storyteller’s tale of what they endured in a strange new land.

Book:The Last Cowboy

The Last Cowboy

Jane Kramer

Portrays the life of a man who strives to be “a proper cowboy” despite radical changes which have propelled the Old West into a New Southwest characterized by industrialized agribusiness.

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