Thursday, December 18, 2008

Better Late than Never!

The winners of the 2008 National Book Awards were announced in November. Sponsored by the National Book Foundation, the Awards celebrated their 58th anniversary this year.

The winners are:

Shadow CountryFiction:
Peter Matthiessen - Shadow Country

The Hemingses of MonticelloAnnette Gordon-Reed - The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family

Mark Doty - Fire to Fire: New and Collected Poems

Young People's Literature:
Judy Blundell - What I Saw and How I Lied

Distinguished Contribution to American Letters:
Woman WarriorMaxine Hong Kingston

Literarian Award:
Outlaw Bible of American LiteratureBarney Rosset

It is worth checking the site for the lists of finalists in each category, along with author interviews. At this time, the Library has copies of all the winning titles except Fire to Fire: New and Collected Poems. We hope to have that for you soon.

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