Last night, at the 60th National Book Awards Ceremony and Dinner at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City, the winner of the Best of the National Book Awards Fiction — chosen by the more than 10,000 readers who voted on the National Book Foundation’s website — was announced: The Complete Stories by Flannery O’Connor. Here’s a video of the conversation about O’Connor I had a couple of months back with foundation president, Harold Augenbraum.
Colum McCann won the 2009 NBA Fiction Award. Read former judge Tom LeClair on all the nominees here.
Other winners included:
NONFICTION: T. J. Stiles, The First Tycoon: The Life of Cornelius J. Vanderbilt.
POETRY: Keith Waldrop, Transcendental Studies.
YOUNG PEOPLE’S LITERATURE: Phillip Hoose, Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice.