November 25, 2008

National Book Awards 2008

I just found out that Mark Doty has won the National Book Award for poetry for 2008 (interview) for his book, Fire to Fire - New and Selected Poems. I had seen this book at the Boston public library last month and meant to pick it up soon. Now I will have to!

Other finalists include:
Frank Bidart, Watching the Spring Festival - Interview
Reginald Gibbons, Creatures of a Day - Interview
Richard Howard, Without Saying - Interview
Patricia Smith, Blood Dazzler - Interview
Award winners (and finalists) in Fiction and Non-Fiction categories include:


WINNER: Peter Matthiessen, Shadow Country - Interview

Aleksandar Hemon, The Lazarus Project - Interview
Rachel Kushner, Telex from Cuba - Interview
Marilynne Robinson, Home - Interview
Salvatore Scibona, The End - Interview

WINNER: Annette Gordon-Reed, The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family -Interview
Drew Gilpin Faust, This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War - Interview
Jane Mayer, The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How the War on Terror Turned into a War on American Ideals - Interview
Jim Sheeler, Final Salute: A Story of Unfinished Lives - Interview
Joan Wickersham, The Suicide Index: Putting My Father’s Death in Order - Interview

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