The National Book Foundation named winners Wednesday night:
Nonfiction: The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt, TJ. Stiles
Poetry: Transcedental Studies: A Trilogy, Keith Waldrop
Young people's literature: Claudette Colvin, Phillip Hoose.
Gore Vidal and Dave Eggers were honored at the ceremony. Andy Borowitz, fresh from his Miami Book Fair appearance, was the master of ceremonies.