Thursday, November 16, 2006

2006 National Book Award Winners

My boy won! M. T. Anderson was awarded the 2006 National Book Award for Young People's Literature yesterday for his powerful novel, The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing.

The other winners are:

Poetry - Splay Anthem by Nathaniel Mackey

Non-fiction - The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl by (Seattleite!) Timothy Egan

Fiction - The Echo Maker by Richard Powers

Way to go, gentlemen!

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