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Literary Pulitzer Prizes Announced!
For the first time since 1977, no Pulitzer Prize was awarded for fiction this year.
Still, there are pleny of good books to read!
Here are the 2012 winners:
Train Dreams by Denis Johnson
Swamplandia by Karen Russell
The Pale King by David Foster
History Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention by Manning Marable
Biography George F. Kennan: An American Life by John Lewis Gaddis
Poetry Life on Mars by Tracy K. Smith
Nonfiction The Swerve: How the World Became Modern by
Best Books of the Year!
Whether a books is good is a personal call, but here are the best books of 2011 according to some well-known publications and critics. You'll find fiction and nonfiction selections in these lists. Any maybe you'll hook up with a good read for you!
And for those of you who know when to beat ‘em and when to fold ‘em, these cookbooks created quite a stir in 2011:
Blue-Ribbon Books: National Book Awards 2011
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.
Running the Books
Kathrine Switzer, the first woman to officially enter the Boston Marathon (1967), was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame on October 1, 2011. She broke the gender barrier and paved the way for women in running. She still runs and today and is an award-winning television commentator. Her book, Marathon Woman, is available at the library as well as this 2011 selection Running for Women.