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: 1981

ESSAYS & CRITICISM
"A State of Grace"
By Don Ethan Miller

ESSAYS & CRITICISM
"The Rage to Know".
By Horace Freeland Judson

Finalists: 1980

SERVICE TO THE INDIVIDUAL
"On the Death of a Baby"
By Robert and Peggy Stinton

FICTION
"The Man Who Loved Levittown"
By W.D. Witherall

Winner: 1979

FICTION
"Oh, Joseph, I'm So Tired"
By Richard Yates

Finalist: 1976

FICTION AND BELLES LETTRES
"I-80 Nebraska"
By John Sayles

Finalists: 1975

REPORTING EXCELLENCE
"The Making of the Sub-Saharan Wasteland"
By Claire Sterling

FICTION AND BELLES LETTRES
"Verily I Say Unto You" (July 1974)
By Alice Adams

PUBLIC SERVICE
"The Judge Who Tried Harder" (April 1974)
By George Higgins

PUBLIC SERVICE
"The Friends of Richard Nixon" (November 1974)
By George Higgins

Finalists: 1974

REPORTING EXCELLENCE
"Do Schools Make a Difference?" (March 1973)
By Godfrey Hodgson

FICTION
"Guide to the Architecture of D.C." (February 1973)
By Ward Just

FICTION
"Nora" (May 1973)

PUBLIC SERVICE
"Journal of a Plague Year" (August 1973)

Winner: 1973

FICTION
"Enormous Changes at the Last Minute" (1972)
By Grace Paley

Winner: 1972

REPORTING EXCELLENCE
"The 800,000,000: Report from China" (1971)
By Ross Terrill

Winner: 1971

REPORTING EXCELLENCE
"Soldiers" (October and November 1970)
By Ward Just

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