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National Book Award Winners 2008

The winners. I added links to bookstores and to blog coverage of the books:

Young People's Literature
What I Saw and How I Lied, by Judy Blundell.

(Short review at the blog Collecting Children's Books. Scroll down on the page.)

Fire to Fire: New and Collected Poems, by Mark Doty.

(The poet has a blog!)

The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family, by Annette Gordon-Reed.

(The Long 18th, an academic blog about 18th century scholarship, reports on a reading by Gordon-Reed in her home state of Texas.)

Shadow Country, by Peter Matthiesen.

These winners were announced last night, 11/19/08. Further information at the National Book Foundation.


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Thanks for posting this! I'm feeling so behind on current titles, I hadn't even heard of the Young People's Literature winner. Now I want to read it...

Els, the book I predicted would win the fiction prize (Tom Piazza's "City of Refuge") didn't even get nominated! Clearly I have some reading to do, too.

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