National Book Award Winner Announced Tonight

Big news kids! Tonight the National Book Award winner will be announced and four of the five nominees are women:

Nicole Krauss, Great House
Lionel Shriver, So Much For That
Karen Tei Yamashita, I Hotel
Peter Carey, Parrot and Olivier in America
Jaimy Gordon, Lord of Misrule

Hopefully this shuts Jodi Picoult up for awhile. NPR books and I are on it:

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Yeah! RT @: Lots of women on that list. Take note @ RT @ 2010 National Book Award Nominees


  1. The finalists were actually announced October 13, but the winners will be announced tonight. It is nice to see women (and small presses) so well represented.

  2. Sesh! Thanks for the heads up :)

  3. I do not know any of those writers. Does that make me a bad person?

  4. Ben, Considering you've admitted that you're not a huge fan of female authors, and 4 of 5 are female, I'n not surprised. And no, it doesn't make you a bad person.