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McCann, Stiles, Hoose, and Waldrop win National Book Award

let-the-great-world-spinThe NBAs managed to avoid major controversy in the Young People’s Lit category, choosing  Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice, by Phillip Hoose as the winner over David Small’s Stitches. Awards were presented last night at a black tie dinner.

The other winners were:

Fiction

Let the Great World Spin, by Colum McCann 

Nonfiction

The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt, by T. J. Stiles

 Poetry

Transcendental Studies: A Trilogy, by Keith Waldrop
 

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