2009 National Book Award Winners
November 18, 2009
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