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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

2008 National Book Awards Announced

At the 59th annual National Book Award ceremony tonight, Judy Blundell was presented with the medal for excellence in literature for young people for her book What I Saw And How I Lied, reviewed here on October 28.

An interview with the winning author can be found here.

Other winners in the adult categories are for poetry, Mark Doty, Fire to Fire: New and Selected Poems (HarperCollins), for nonfiction, Annette Gordon-Reed, The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family (W.W. Norton & Company), and for fiction, Peter Matthiessen, Shadow Country (Modern Library) (Modern Library).

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