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Blue-Ribbon Books: National Book Awards 2011

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Last evening, two blocks from Occupy Wall Street, authors were anxiously occupying their time at a dinner ceremony to announce the winners of the National Book Awards 2011. Jesmyn Ward’s Salvage the Bones, a 12-day account of a poor African-American family trying to weather Hurricane Katrina in Mississippi, won the National Book Award for fiction. The Swerve: How the World Became Modern by Stephen Greenblatt took the top prize in the non-fiction category. Visit the National Book Foundation website to find out about other winners.