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. 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.

  2. 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!

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