Among the winners at last night's National Book Awards ceremony in New York City was the pride of Milledgeville, GA, Flannery O'Connor. The Complete Stories of Flannery O'Connor, a posthumous collection that won the NBA for fiction in 1972, was voted by readers as the "Best of National Book Awards for Fiction" in the last 60 years of the event.
Losing to O'Connor in that category were William Faulkner, Ralph Ellison, Eudora Welty, and others.
Colum McCann was awarded the fiction prize for his novel Let the Great World Spin.
A full list of winners, finalists, and judges after the jump.
From The National Book Foundation website:
Winner: Colum McCann, Let the Great World Spin (Random House) - Interview
Daniyal Mueenuddin, In Other Rooms, Other Wonders (W. W. Norton & Co.)
Charles Johnson, Lydia Millet
Winner: T. J. Stiles, The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt (Alfred A. Knopf) - Interview
Finalists: David M. Carroll, Following the Water: A Hydromancer's Notebook
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) - Interview
Winner: Keith Waldrop, Transcendental Studies: A Trilogy
(University of California Press) -Interview
Finalists: Rae Armantrout, Versed (Wesleyan University Press) - Interview
Cole Swensen, Kevin Young
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Winner: Phillip Hoose, Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice
(Farrar, Straus and Giroux) - Interview
Finalists: Deborah Heiligman, Charles and Emma: The Darwins Leap of Faith
(Henry Holt) - Interview
Rita Williams-Garcia, Jumped (HarperTeen/HarperCollins)
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