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2011 National Book Awards Winners

Tonight the winners of the 2011 National Book Awards were announced.

Fiction: Salvage the Bones, by Jesmyn Ward
Nonfiction: The Swerve: How the World Became Modern, by Stephen Greenblatt
Poetry: Head Off and Split, by Nikky Finney
Young Peoples’ Literature: Inside Out and Back Again, by Thanhha Lai

Despite the fact that I was initially uninterested, I actually did acquire all but one of the fiction finalists after looking into them further.  The one I did not pick up: Salvage the Bones.  I will, though, someday.

6 thoughts on “2011 National Book Awards Winners”

  1. Lee Monks says:

    I’ll get hold of one immediately (if possible…) and let you know asap. Never heard of the author to be honest, look forward to it.

  2. I have to admit that the descriptions that I have read of Ward’s book have left me totally disinterested. So if you or Lee do take it on, please leave some thoughts — the NBA often has strange choices, but this seems odder than usual.

  3. Trevor says:

    Hmmm, I’ve been checking out reviews and excerpts today. Not sure this one is for me. Looking forward to your thoughts, Lee!

  4. Trevor says:

    I just realized how long it has been since I commented here.

    Rest assured: I am still around. I’ve just been busy with family and work commitments. I have many books I need to review . . . they are coming!

  5. Lee Monks says:

    One’s due to arrive so I will let you know asap…

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