Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Sherman Alexie Is Winner of 2007 National Book Award

THIS JUST IN! Sherman Alexie's The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian (Little, Brown) has just won the National Book Award for Young People's Literature. For a full review of Alexie's book, see my post for Tuesday, November 13 below.

Congratulations to Sherman Alexie for his truly awesome first venture into literature for young people!

Other winners just announced are as follows:

POETRY: Robert Hass, for Time and Materials (HarperCollins)

NONFICTION: Tim Weiner, for Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA (Doubleday)

FICTION: Denis Johnson, for Tree of Smoke (Farrar, Straus, & Giroux)



  • "Hass" not "Haas"--rhymes with "grass." Brilliant book.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:18 AM  

  • 1Dear anonymous,

    Thanks for the correction. Don't want anyone to think poets "don't get no respeck" here

    By Blogger GTC, at 6:17 PM  

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