Thursday, November 18, 2010

National Book Awards (2010) Announced

Jersey City's Walter Dean Myers is a finalist in the National Book Awards for his young adult novel , Lockdown!

The other winners and finalists are:


WINNER: Kathryn Erskine, Mockingbird (Philomel Books, a division of Penguin Young Readers Group) -

Finalists:Paolo Bacigalupi, Ship Breaker (Little, Brown & Co.) -
Laura McNeal, Dark Water (Alfred A. Knopf) - (Juv.M1693d )
Walter Dean Myers, Lockdown (Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers) -
Rita Williams-Garcia, One Crazy Summer (Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers) -

Other winners and finalists were


WINNER: Jaimy Gordon, Lord of Misrule (McPherson & Co.)

Peter Carey, Parrot and Olivier in America (Alfred A. Knopf)
Nicole Krauss, Great House (W.W. Norton & Co.)
Lionel Shriver, So Much for That (Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers)
Karen Tei Yamashita, I Hotel (Coffee House Press) -


WINNER: Patti Smith, Just Kids (Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers)

Barbara Demick, Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea(Spiegel & Grau, an imprint of The Random House Publishing Group)
John W. Dower, Cultures of War: Pearl Harbor, Hiroshima, 9-11, Iraq(W.W. Norton & Co/The New Press )
Justin Spring, Secret Historian: The Life and Times of Samuel Steward (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)
Megan K. Stack, Every Man in This Village Is a Liar: An Education in War(Doubleday)


WINNER: Terrance Hayes, Lighthead (Penguin Books)

Kathleen Graber, The Eternal City (Princeton University Press)
James Richardson, By the Numbers (Copper Canyon Press)
C.D. Wright, One with Others (Copper Canyon Press)
Monica Youn, Ignatz (Four Way Books)

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