24/8 Book Club


Maybe a 2008 National Book Award winner for those gift cards you received
December 24, 2008, 6:23 pm
Filed under: Author Talk, News | Tags: , ,

today or will be receiving shortly during this holiday season.  Every year the National Book Awards are presented to recognize achievements in four genres: or will be Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Young People’s Literature. 

On March 15, 1950, a consortium of book publishing groups sponsored the first annual National Book Awards Ceremony and Dinner.  Their goal was to enhance the public’s awareness of exceptional books written by fellow Americans, and to increase the popularity of reading in general. The Winners, selected by five-member, independent judging panels for each genre, receive a $10,000 cash award and a crystal sculpture.

This year’s winners were announced in November they are:

Fiction – SHADOW COUNTRY by Peter Matthiessen

Non Fiction – THE HEMINGSES OF MONTICELLO by Annette Gordon-Reed

Poetry – FIRE TO FIRE: NEW AND COLLECTED POEMS by Mark Doty

Young People’s Literature – WHAT I SAW AND HOW I LIED – by Judy Blundell

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