Friday, November 21, 2008

National Book Awards


Congratulations to the winners and the nominees. This is indeed a stellar list. Yowza!


Fiction Winner Peter Matthiessen, Shadow Country (Modern Library)
Aleksandar Hemon, The Lazarus Project (Riverhead)
Rachel Kushner, Telex from Cuba (Scribner
Marilynne Robinson, Home (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)
Salvatore Scibona, The End (Graywolf Press)

Non-fiction Winner Annette Gordon-Reed, The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family (W.W. Norton & Company)
Drew Gilpin Faust, This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War (Alfred A. Knopf)
Jane Mayer, The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How the War on Terror Turned into a War on American Ideals (Doubleday
Jim Sheeler, Final Salute: A Story of Unfinished Lives (The Penguin Press
Joan Wickersham, The Suicide Index: Putting My Father’s Death in Order (Harcourt)

Poetry Winner Mark Doty, Fire to Fire: New and Collected Poems (HarperCollins)
Frank Bidart, Watching the Spring Festival (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)
Reginald Gibbons, Creatures of a Day (Louisiana State University Press)
Richard Howard, Without Saying (Turtle Point Press)
Patricia Smith, Blood Dazzler (Coffee House Press)
Image of Peter Matthiessen from: www.nytimes.com/.../LeClair-t.html?ref=books

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