The National Book Awards are given by the National Book Foundation “to enhance the public’s awareness of exceptional books written by fellow Americans, and to increase the popularity of reading in general.” Prizes are awarded in four cateogries: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry and Young People’s Literature. Many well known authors have won the prestigious fiction prize over the past 60 years.
The following is a list of the winners and finalists in the 2009 Fiction and Nonfiction categories. Check out one of these from the library’s collection!
Fiction – Winner
Fiction – Finalists (4)
Nonfiction – Winner
Nonfiction – Finalists (4)
David M. Carroll – interview
Following the Water: A Hydromancer’s Notebook
Note: Dr. Carroll spoke at Georgia State on October 26, as part of Darwin’s Impact: A lecture series sponsored by the GSU Center for Collaborative Scholarship in the Humanities. For more information about Darwin anniversary events, see our blog posting on November 18 and our research guide.