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National Book Award Nominees Announced Today.

Written on: October 14th, 2009 in Blog Posts

Picture8The National Book Foundation announced its shortlist this morning, and as every year, it’s a great selection of work by some of the greatest authors writing in America today.
You can find most of the nominees in your local library. Fiction nominees include:

Non-fiction nominees include Sean Carrol’s history of evolution and natural selection, Remarkable Creatures, as well as Greg Grandin’s epic account of Henry Ford’s mad dream to remake the Brazilian rainforest in his own image, Fordlandia. Continuing the theme of fascinating books about bloated plutocrats, T.J. Stiles The First Tycoon: the Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt also gets a nod.

Here (.pdf link) is the official press release. Dave Eggers will receive a lifetime award? What is he supposed to do for the next 50 years? There aren’t that many Maurice Sendak books to adapt for movies!


Today in literary history

Written on: October 14th, 2009 in Blog Posts

1014sarahOctober 14 marks the death in 1891 of Thocmetony/Sarah Winnemucca, the first Native American woman to publish under copyright in the United States. Her autobiographical work, Life Among the Paiutes: Their Wrongs and Claims, was published in 1883.

You can read more about Sarah Winnemucca and the Paiute people at the Library of Congress’ Today in History website