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:
Peter Matthiessen - Shadow Country
Annette 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:
Maxine Hong Kingston
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.