2008 National Book Awards Announced

November 30, 2008

The National Book Awards were announced recently with each winner taking home the bragging rights for one of the most prestigious literary awards– and $10,000.

Peter Matthiessen, founder of the Paris Review, won in the Fiction category with Shadow Country, a revision of a trilogy of novels originally released in the 90’s. Matthiessen has won the award before – in 1979, for a non-fiction book: The Snow Leopard.

In the non-fiction category, this year’s winner was The Hemingses of Monticello by Annette Gordon-Reed.

Judith Blundell won in the Young People’s Literature category with What I saw And How I Lied.