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November 18, 2011 / schulerbooks

National Book Award Winners for 2011

Well, we don’t have the awesome Michigan representation that we saw in last year’s list with Jaimy Gordon’s Lord of Misrule, but the National Book Award Winners have been announced. Who do you think should have won? I definitely think the Shine debacle cast a bit of a shadow on this year’s awards.

The 2011 National Book Award Winners Announced

The winners of the National Book Awards were announced last night, November 16, at the National Book Foundation’s 62nd National Book Awards Ceremony and Benefit Dinner at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City.

This year’s winners are:


Jesmyn Ward, Salvage the Bones (Bloomsbury USA) — A September 2011 Indie Next Great Read




Stephen Greenblatt, The Swerve: How the World Became Modern (W.W. Norton & Company)




Nikky Finney, Head Off & Split (TriQuarterly, an imprint of Northwestern University Press)



Young People’s Literature

Thanhha Lai, Inside Out and Back Again (Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers)


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