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National Book Award winners

The National Book Foundation named winners Wednesday night:

Colvin Fiction: Let the Great World Spin, Colum McCann

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.


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Phil Hoose is a friend of Clarke's and I used to work with his ex-wife. It's a small world! He's done quite well for himself, I'd say. Congrats, Phil!

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