Colum McCann’s Let the Great World Spin won the National Book Award for fiction. I’m just past the midway point and so absorbed when reading this novel I hate to put it down.
Winners in the four categories of fiction, nonfiction, poetry and young people’s literature announced late this Wednesday night are:
- Fiction: Colum McCann, Let the Great World Spin
- Nonfiction: T. J. Stiles, The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt
- Poetry: Keith Waldrop, Transcendental Studies: A Trilogy
- Young People’s Literature: Phillip Hoose, Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice