National Book Award


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National Book Award

given by the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters to outstanding works. [Am. Hist.: Misc.]
See: Prize
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But that Lord of Misrule won the National Book Award caused many reviewers to frame their opinions in this context; several said that while Gordon's novel is a good book that will interest many people, they did not feel it was the strongest title of the year.
None of these heavyweights was a match for O'Connor, however, who was nominated for the National Book Award twice during her brief lifetime and twice after her death.
His most recent poetry collections include "Migration: Selected Poems 1951-2001," which won a 2005 National Book Award, and "The Shadow of Sirius," awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 2009.
Young adult literature is all about experimentation and risk-taking," Julie Anne Peters, author of last year's Luna--a National Book Award finalist about a transgendered teen--has said.
The film carries a high profile: Its source material was a National Book Award winner, and its stars and director are Oscar nominees or winners.
His memoir, A n American Requiem, won the National Book Award.
However, with works like Conversations with Albert Murray and occurrences such as a National Book Award nomination, Murray has begun his long overdue rise to a place of prominence among America's great writers, and he continues to emerge as a literary "Old School" master and cultural patriarch for a new generation of writers and scholars.
Janet Rioch; his contraction of tuberculosis and the three-year period of convalescence; his dual conversion to a writing career and to Catholicism; his marriage and family life in Louisiana; the years of literary apprenticeship; and the publication of The Moviegoer, winner of the 1962 National Book Award for Fiction.
Vintage), which was a National Book Award finalist in 1995 (OK, so I'm a little behind).
To find out, the African-American sociologist, whose work won a 1991 National Book Award, examined Greek and Roman slave society.

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