The four winners of the National Book Award were announced last night at an extravagant ceremony in New York City. The winners are:
Young People's Literature: William Alexander, Goblin Secrets
Poetry: David Ferry, Bewilderment: New Poems and Translations
Nonfiction: Katherine Boo, Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity
Fiction: Louise Erdrich, The Round House
This year the National Book Foundation sought to draw more attention to its award and nominated some more well known authors than in previous years. Too see the nominees and winners, listen to interviews, and learn more about the award itself, visit the National Book Foundation Website.
Have you read any of the winning books or nominees? I read the nonfiction winner over the summer, and I believe it was an excellent choice for a winning pick.