Salvage the Bones for Fiction
Kentucky poet (and one of my favorite peeps) Nikky Finney won for Poetry. (WOW! And to think that I've been threatened with haunting by a National Book Award winner.)
Swerve for Nonfiction
And of course barnesandnoble.com wasted no time in getting the National Book Award Winner "sticker" on the online images of these books. LOL
Read more via NPR
The 62nd annual National Book Awards were held in the gilded, columned confines of Cipriani Wall Street, not far from the economic protests of the past two months.
"I thought I should point out, since nobody else has," said poet Ann Lauterbach, who introduced Ashbery, "that we are occupying Wall Street."