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Sunday, November 20, 2005

National Book Awards Announced

The 2005 National Book Award for fiction was presented to William T. Vollomann for his series of intertwined, World War II stories, Europe Central. Vollomann beat out E. L. Doctorow (a previous winner) and Mary Gaitskill.

The award for non-fiction went to Joan Didion for The Year of Magical Thinking. The young people's literature award went to Jeanne Birdsall for The Penderwicks. W. S. Merwin won the award for poetry with Migration.

For more about the 2005 National Book Awards, read the story in the New York Times.

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/11/17/books/17books.html?8bu&emc=bu

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