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writer’s dream, followed immediately by every writer's nightmare. The phone call: You’ve been nominated for the National Book Award ! I imagine my response would be the same as Lauren Myracle ’s: “You’re f***ing kidding me!” The best
In her quietly magnificent new work of fiction, her first in seven years, National Book Award winner Alice McDermott trains her masterly microscope on a single, unremarkable woman and the Brooklyn neighborhood she inhabits for nearly three decades.
navigator furtively carries a letter, given to him by a teenage girl, in his coat pocket. From this thrilling opening, National Book Award winner Colum McCann weaves an intricate tapestry that illuminates the anguish of Irish history and the deeper agonies
In Men We Reaped, a devastating memoir by the National Book Award -winning author of Salvage the Bones, Jesmyn Ward chronicles the lives and deaths of five men she grew up with in a small town on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
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Iowa writers' workshop. It's an institution whose graduates include a multitude poet laureate and Pulitzer Prize and national book award winners. It was there and acts to replace that she conceived and wrote the drives a Well thank you all for joining me
poems. They are little creatures I have to train and send out into the world." —Terrance Hayes, winner of the 2010 National Book Award for Lighthead "When I least expect it something strikes me. Just now, for instance, we were driving westward and stopped
Best Young American Novelists" by Granta. He is the author of three previous novels: The Corrections , which won the National Book Award and spent 29 weeks on the New York Times best-seller list; The Twenty-Seventh City; and Strong Motion. He is also
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