[Libs-Or] 2009 National Book Award Winners Announced

Katie Anderson anderson_katie at oslmac.osl.state.or.us
Thu Nov 19 08:08:25 PST 2009

I just received the following newsletter reporting the National Book Award winners which were announced last night.  Enjoy!

Katie Anderson, Library Development Services
* Youth Services Consultant * Oregon Center for the Book Coordinator *
Oregon State Library, 250 Winter St. NE, Salem, OR 97301
katie.anderson at state.or.us, 503-378-2528

November 18, 2009

Your 2009 National Book Award Winners were announced live tonight during a black-tie ceremony and dinner at Cipriani Wall Street, New York City. 
Young People's Literature 
Distinguished Contribution to American Letters 
The Literarian Award 

The Best of the National Book Awards Fiction

Young People's Literature 
Phillip Hoose
Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice 
(Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

Keith Waldrop
Transcendental Studies: A Trilogy 
(University of California Press) 

T. J. Stiles
The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt
(Alfred A. Knopf)

Colum McCann 
Let the Great World Spin
(Random Hohttp://www.nationalbook.org/nba2009_f_mccann.htmluse) 

Distinguished Contribution to American Letters 
Gore Vidal
Photo credit: Stathis Orphanos

The Literarian Award 

Dave Eggers

Photo credit: Michelle Quint

The Best of the National Book Awards Fiction

The Complete Stories
By Flannery O'Connor
(Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

For more information, including the list of Finalists, visit www.nationalbook.org.
Video, audio and pictures from the 2009 National Book Awards Week events will be featured on the Foundation's website over the coming days.

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