The 2012 National Book Award winners were announced last night at a ceremony at Cipriani, on Manhattan’s Wall Street. The office of the National Book Foundation have been closed since Hurricane Sandy damaged it, but the swank party still took place last night. The winners include:
Young Peoples Literature:
William Alexander, Goblin Secrets
David Ferry, Bewilderment: New Poems and Translations
Katherine Boo, Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity
Louise Erdrich, The Round House
The Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters was given to Elmore Leonard and the Literarian Award for Outstanding Service to the American Literary Community was awarded to Arthur O. Sulzberger, Jr., the chairman and publisher of The New York Times, “for his continuing efforts through the New York Times Book Review and online book coverage to ensure an ongoing conversation about books in American culture.” Fuller coverage of last night’s event is available here.
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