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: 1986

GENERAL EXCELLENCE
March 1985 Atlantic Monthly
July 1985 Atlantic Monthly
November 1985Atlantic Monthly

PERSONAL SERVICE
"A Crisis in Public Health" (October 1985)
By Katie Leishman

FICTION
"Vulcan" (June 1985)
By Peter Behrens

FICTION
"What Feels Like the World" (October 1985)
By Richard Bausch

FICTION
"Doe Season" (November 1985)
By David Michael Kaplan

Finalists: 1985

REPORTING
"What's Wrong With Congress?" (December 1984)
By Gregg Easterbrook

FICTION
"Saint Marie" (March 1984)
By Louise Erdrich

FICTION
"The Poor Are Always With Us" (September 1984)
By Tobias Wolff

FICTION
"The Small Things That Save Us" (October 1984)
By Brent Spencer

Finalists: 1983

FICTION
"Playing Trombone" (March 1982)
By Nicholson Baker

FICTION
"Feathers" (September 1982)
By Raymond Carver

FICTION
"Visitors" (April 1982)
By Alice Munro

Winners: 1982

PUBLIC SERVICE
"The Education of David Stockman" (December 1981)
In 1980, David Stockman was selected to be the budget director for the incoming Reagan Administration. Soon afterwards, William Greider approached Stockman and asked if he could write about his experiences in the budget office. Stockman agreed. When the article appeared in The Atlantic, it created a firestorm of controversy. Stockman, who had spoken too freely of his reservations about the Administration's policies, lost his job. By William Greider

ESSAYS & CRITICISM
"Designer Dancing" (April 1981)
By Holly Bruback

ESSAYS & CRITICISM
"Balanchine's Tchaikovsky" (June 1981)
By Holly Bruback

ESSAYS & CRITICISM
"Moving Pictures" (September 1981).
By Holly Bruback

Finalists: 1982

FICTION
"Detroit Skyline" (June 1981).
By Bobbie Ann Mason

FICTION
"Cathedral" (September 1981).
By Raymond Carver

FICTION
"The Prophet's Hair" (September 1981).
Salman Rushdie

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