2008 National Book Awards

2008 National Book Awards were announced last night at a black tie dinner in New York. I was in Houston, Texas in my PJs, taking a break from a 16-hour writing day, downing a beer in front of "Top Chef". (Sheesh, we live in a competitive world.) Anyway. The envelope, please...

YA Lit
Judy Blundell
What I Saw and How I Lied

Mark Doty
Fire to Fire: New and Collected Poems

Annette Gordon-Reed
The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family
(W.W. Norton & Company)

Peter Matthiessen
Shadow Country
(Modern Library)


Annette Gordon-Reed was born in Livingston, TX and graduated from Conroe HS. Exciting to hear of a local girl made good!

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