Book Buzz November 21, 2013: Winners of 2013 National Book Awards announced

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Winners of 2013 National Book Awards announced

Source: CNN, 11-21-13

STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • James McBride wins for “The Good Lord Bird”
  • The National Book Foundation presents awards to winners in four categories
  • Established in 1950, the accolade is one of the most prestigious U.S. literary awards

Fiction

Rachel Kushner, “The Flamethrowers

Jhumpa Lahiri, “The Lowland

James McBride, “The Good Lord Bird” (WINNER)

Thomas Pynchon, “Bleeding Edge

George Saunders, “Tenth of December

Nonfiction

Jill Lepore, “Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin

Wendy Lower, “Hitler’s Furies: German Women in the Nazi Killing Fields

George Packer, “The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America” (WINNER)

Alan Taylor, “The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832

Lawrence Wright, “Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, & the Prison of Belief

Poetry

Frank Bidart, “Metaphysical Dog

Lucie Brock-Broido, “Stay, Illusion

Adrian Matejka, “The Big Smoke

Matt Rasmussen, “Black Aperture

Mary Szybist, “Incarnadine: Poems” (WINNER)

Young people’s literature

Kathi Appelt, “The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp

Cynthia Kadohata, “The Thing About Luck” (WINNER)

Tom McNeal, “Far Far Away

Meg Rosoff, “Picture Me Gone

Gene Luen Yang, “Boxers & Saints

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