National Magazine Awards: Nominees and Winners

This year, The Atlantic was nominated in three categories for National Magazine Awards for editorial excellence. Read the nominated articles, along with award-winning Atlantic pieces from previous years.
Finalists: 1990

FEATURE WRITING
"Rubbish!" (December 1989)
By William J. Rathje

FICTION
"A Van for Violet" (January 1989)
By Ernst Havemann

FICTION
"Stone Cowboy on the High Plains" (June 1989)
By Mark Jacobs

FICTION
"Stand" (July 1989)
By David Michael Kaplan

Winners: 1988

PUBLIC INTEREST
"The Morning After" (October 1987)
America has let its infrastructure crumble, its foreign markets decline, its productivity dwindle, its savings evaporate, and its budget and borrowing burgeon. And now the day of reckoning is at hand. By Peter G. Peterson

FICTION
"A Farm at Raraba" (January 1987)
By Ernst Havemann

FICTION
"The Man Who Knew Belle Starr" (April 1987)
By Richard Bausch

FICTION
"The Halfway Diner" (June 1987)
By John Sayles

FEATURE WRITING
"The Man Who Loves Only Numbers" (November 1987)
By Paul Hoffman

Finalists: 1988

GENERAL EXCELLENCE
August 1987 Atlantic Monthly
October 1987 Atlantic Monthly
November 1987Atlantic Monthly

PUBLIC INTEREST
"Heterosexuals and AIDS" (February 1987)
By Katie Leishman

NEWS REPORTING
"A Damaged Culture" (November 1987)
By James Fallows

Finalists: 1987

GENERAL EXCELLENCE
April 1986 Atlantic Monthly
August 1986 Atlantic Monthly
December 1986Atlantic Monthly

ESSAYS & CRITICISM
"Why Do Men Say That I Am" (December 1986)
By Cullen Murphy

PUBLIC INTEREST
The Origins of the Underclass, Part I & Part II" (June and July 1986)
By Nicholas Lemann

SPECIAL INTERESTS
"Four Ways to Walk a Dog" (April 1986)
By Michael Lenehan

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