And the Winners Are ….
The National Book Foundation has announced the finalists for the 2016 National Book Awards for Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Young People’s Literature. The winners will be announced on November 16 at the National Book Awards Ceremony and Benefit Dinner.
Now that you’ve read The Circle, the 2015-16 Campus Read selection, here’s another Dave Eggers book to check out.
A Hologram for the King was a finalist for the 2012 National Book Award (the winner was The Round House by North Dakota author Louise Erdrich) and was also named one of the New York Times Book Review’s 10 Best Books of the Year.
“In a rising Saudi Arabian city, far from weary, recession-scarred America, a struggling businessman named Alan Clay pursues a last-ditch attempt to stave off foreclosure, pay his daughter’s college tuition, and finally do something great. In A Hologram for the King, Dave Eggers takes us around the world to show how one man fights to hold himself and his splintering family together.” — Publisher description
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The 2015 National Book Award winners were announced at a gala event in New York City on November 18. Add these books to your reading list!
Last night in New York City, the 2013 National Book Awards were presented to:
Fiction – James McBride – The Good Lord Bird
Nonfiction – George Packer – The Unwinding: an Inner History of the New America
Poetry – Mary Szybist – Incarnadine: Poems
Young People’s Literature – Cynthia Kadohata – The Thing about Luck
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