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National Book Award Winners – Check one out!

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 – Winnermccann

Colum McCanninterview
Let the Great World Spinfind a copy in the library

Fiction – Finalists (4)

Bonnie Jo Campbellinterview
American Salvage find a copy in the library

Daniyal Mueenuddin
In Other Rooms, Other Wondersfind a copy in the library

Jayne Anne Phillips – interview
Lark and Termitefind a copy in the library

Marcel Theroux – interview
Far Northfind a copy in the library

Nonfiction – Winner

T.J. Stiles – interview
The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbiltfind a copy in the library

Nonfiction – Finalists (4)

David M. Carroll – interview
Following the Water: A Hydromancer’s Notebook

Sean B. Carroll – interviewRemarkable Creatures
Remarkable Creaturesfind a copy in the library

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.

Greg Grandin – interview
Fordlandia: The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford’s Forgotten Jungle Cityfind a copy in the library

Adrienne Mayor – interview
The Poison King: The Life and Legend of Mithradatesfind a copy in the library