National Book Award Winners:

Poetry:  Nathaniel Mackey
Splay Anthem (New Directions)

Fiction:  Richard Powers
The Echo Maker
(Farrar, Straus & Giroux)

Non-Fiction:  Timothy Egan
The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl (Houghton Mifflin)

Young People's Literature:  M.T. Anderson
The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume One: The Pox Party

Congratulations, M.T. Anderson, you genius you.

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