Stephen King & Harper’s Win National Magazine Award

By Jason Boog Comment

Harper’s Magazine and Stephen King have won the National Magazine Award for fiction this year.

Below, we’ve linked to winners in other writing categories. Harper’s Magazine received the award for King’s story, “Batman and Robin Have an Altercation” (subscriber only), published last September.

At the awards ceremony last night, The Paris Review and editor Lorin Stein took the National Magazine Award for the best Literary, Political and Professional Magazines of the year. Atlantic editor and author Ta-Nehisi Coates won the essays and criticism award for “Fear of a Black President.”

Writing Award Winners at the 2013 National Magazine Awards

Personal Service
Los Angeles
Mary Melton, Editor in Chief
The New Face and Body of Plastic Surgery in L.A.

Leisure Interests
Chris Anderson, Editor in Chief
“How to Be a Geek Dad”

Public Interest
Texas Monthly
Jake Silverstein, Editor in Chief
Mothers, Sisters, Daughters, Wives,” by Mimi Swartz

Jim Nelson, Editor in Chief
18 Tigers, 17 Lions, 8 Bears, 3 Cougars, 2 Wolves, 1 Baboon, 1 Macaque and 1 Man Dead in Ohio,” by Chris Heath

Feature Writing Incorporating Profile Writing
Texas Monthly
Jake Silverstein, Editor in Chief
The Innocent Man: Part I,” November, and “The Innocent Man: Part II,” December, by Pamela Colloff

Columns and Commentary
David Plotz, Editor in Chief
Three columns by Dahlia Lithwick: “It’s Not About the Law, Stupid,” March 22; “The Supreme Court’s Dark Vision of Freedom,” March 27; and “Where Is the Liberal Outrage?” July 6