The National Book Awards were given out tonight at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. Louise Erdrich was the winner of a tight fiction race, beating out Junot Díaz and Dave Eggers (as well as newcomers Ben Fountain and Kevin Powers) for the $10,000 award. Read on for the full list of winners.
Louise Erdrich, The Round House (BookPage interview)
Katherine Boo, Behind the Beautiful Forevers (BookPage review)
Young People’s Literature
William Alexander, Goblin Secrets
David Ferry, Bewilderment
Distinguished Contribution to American Letters