Writing Award Winners 1980-1989

Past Writing Award Winners

1980-1989

1989 Winners

Outstanding Author

1989
Jonathan Kozol
Rachel and her Children

Outstanding Article

1989 General
Robert Kanigel
An Ordinary Miracle
Hippocrates

One Small Step

1989
McGraw-Hill

Magazine of the Year

1989
Connoisseur

Open Book

1989
Viking Penguin

1989
American Library Association

1988 Winners

Outstanding Author

1988
Randy Shilts
And the Band Played On: People, Politics and the AIDS Epidemic

Outstanding Article

1988 General
Laurence B. Cherry
My Father’s Last Year
Glamour

1988 General
Kenneth F. Englade
The Battle Over Secular Humanism
Southern

Magazine of the Year

1988
New Yorker

1987 Winners

Outstanding Author

1987
Kitty Kelley
His Way

Outstanding Article

1987 General
Rena Dictor LeBlanc
The Mechanical Boy Who Found His Heart
Reader’s Digest

1987 General
Claudia Dreifus
Rodrigo’s Last Trip: The Fiery Death of a Young Chilean Exile
Mother Jones

One Small Step

1987
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
 

Special Awards

1987
Paulette Cooper
 

1987
Bern Keating
 

Lifetime

1987
Maurice Zolotow
 

Magazine of the Year

1987
Glamour, Smithsonian
 

Special Mention

1987
Southern

1986 Winners

Outstanding Author

1986
John McPhee
 

Outstanding Article

1986 General
Joan Barthel
Jimmy
McCall’s

Special Awards

1986
Dr. Judith Becker and Ellen Levine
 

Special Service

1986
Glen Evans
 

Magazine of the Year

1986
none
 

Conscience In Media

1986
Jonathan Kozol

1985 Winners

Outstanding Author

1985
Flora Rheta Schreiber
The Shoemaker

Outstanding Article

1985 General
Steve Fishman
Brain Surgery: A Patient’s Story
Science Digest

Special Service

1985
Dorothy Beach
 

Magazine of the Year

1985
American Way

1984 Winners

Outstanding Author

1984
Isaac Asimov
 

Outstanding Article

1984 General
Bonnie Remsberg
Beneath the Cloud
Family Circle

Magazine of the Year

1984
Ladies’ Home Journal
 

Open Book

1984
People for the American Way
 

1984
Office for Intellectual Freedom, American Library Associatio
 

1984
National Coalition Against Censorship
 

1984
Media Coalition

1983 Winners

Outstanding Author

1983
Alvin Toffler
 

Outstanding Article

1983 General
Sally Wendkos Olds
Do You want Your Mother to Die?
McCall

1983 General
Morton Hunt
Research Through Deception
New York Times Magazine

1983 General
Gloria Hochman
Living with Alzheimer’s
Philadelphia Inquirer Magazine

1983 General
Claire Safran
The War on Toxic Waste
Woman’s Day

Magazine of the Year

1983
Esquire, Working Mother
 

Open Book

1983
Teresa Burnau, high-school teacher
 

1983
Rosanne Stead, bookstore manager
 

1983
Nat Hentoff, Village Voice columnist
 

1983
Michael Sheck, high-school student
 

1983
Leo Melrose, librarian
 

1983
Faith Brunson, department-store book buyer

1982 Winners

Outstanding Author

1982
Betty Friedan
The Second Stage

Outstanding Article

1982 General
Morton Sontheimer
Memories of a Small Bomb
Newsweek

1981 Winners

Outstanding Author

1981
Norman Cousins
Anatomy of an Illness and body of work

Outstanding Article

1981 General
Michael Frome
The Ungreening of our National Parks
Travel Agent and National Parks

Magazine of the Year

1981
Omni
 

Conscience In Media

1981
Jacopo Timerman
 

1981
Erwin Knoll

1980 Winners

Outstanding Author

1980
Barbara Tuchman
A Distant Mirror

Outstanding Article

1980 General
Ted J. Rakstis
The Poisoning of Michigan
Reader’s Digest

Magazine of the Year

1980
Parents, Geo

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