Thursday, November 18, 2010

National Book Award Winners for 2010 (Galley Cat)

Fiction winner: Jaimy Gordon, "Lord of Misrule"
Nonfiction winner: Patti Smith, "Just Kids"
Poetry: Terrance Hayes, "Lighthead"
Young People’s Literature: Kathryn Erskine, "Mockingbird"
This post has some nice links to interviews done with folks involved in the NBA, including a chat with winner Patti Smith. Plus, it's nice to keep tabs on what's happening outside of the script world sometimes.

And in case you're wondering what this particular award is all about, look no further:
The National Book Awards have become the nation's preeminent literary prizes.... Today, the Awards are given to recognize achievements in four genres: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Young People's Literature. The Winners, selected by [independent panels of five writers] for each genre, receive a $10,000 cash award and a crystal sculpture.

Read the full article here.

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