2010 National Book Awards Announced
The 2010 National Book Awards were recently announced. You can go to the National Book Foundation's website to learn about the winners, watch videos of the ceremony, and read interviews with winners and finalists.
The Fiction winner this year is The Lord of Misrule by Jaimy Gordon, a book that Miami University Libraries has recently ordered. We also have several of her other novels, including Bogeywoman: A Novel (King Library Second Floor PS3557.O668 B64 1999), She Drove without Stopping: A Novel (King Library Second Floor PS3557.O668 S54 1990), and Shamp of the City-Solo: A Novel (SW Depository PS3557.O668 S52 1980x).
Terrance Hayes won the Poetry Award for his fourth collection of poems, Lighthead. We have this book in our collection on the second floor of King (PS3558.A8378 L54 2010).
The winner who has been getting the most buzz this year is Patti Smith for her non-fiction work Just Kids, which is available at our Music Library (ML420.S672 A3 2010). We also have several of her poetry collections at King Library, including The Coral Sea (PS3569.M53787 C67 1996) and Auguries of Innocence (PS3569.M53787 A94 2005). The Los Angeles Times has a nice write up about her win here.