Thursday, November 20, 2008

Awards season in overdrive. . .

Peter Matthiessen won the National Book Award for fiction with his monumental Shadow Country, a completely rewritten one volume narration of three previously published novels - Killing Mister Watson, Lost Man's River and Bone by Bone - about a serial killer in 19th century Florida.

Annette Gordon-Reed took the non-fiction award for The Hemingses of Monticello, the story of three generations of a slave family owned by Thomas Jefferson.

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