Awards: National Book Awards
Last night, the National Book Awards were presented at a black-tie dinner at Cipriani Wall Street in Manhattan. The winners:
- Fiction: Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann (Random House)
- Nonfiction: The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt by T. J. Stiles (Knopf)
- Young people's literature: Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice by Phillip Hoose (FSG)
- Poetry: Transcendental Studies: A Trilogy by Keith Waldrop (University of California Press)
Courtesy of Shelf Life.