The 2005 National Book Award winners were announced last night at a black tie ceremony and dinner at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel, Times Square. Here's a rundown.
- Fiction: Europe Central by William T. Vollmann (Judges included Andre Dubus III, Rikki Ducornet, Cristina Garcia, Tom LeClair, and Anna Quindlen.) See past winners.
- Nonfiction: The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion. (Judges included Brenda Wineapple, Mark Bowden, Dennis Covington, Tony Horwitz, Gregory Wolfe.) See past winners.
- Poetry: Migration: New and Selected Poems by W.S. Merwin (Judges included Carl Phillips, John Balaban, Carol Frost, Lawson Fusao Inada, and Julie Kane.) See past winners.
- Young People's Literature: The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall (Judges included Liz Rosenberg, Mari Evans, Claudia Mills, Jim Murphy, and Rita Williams-Garcia.) See past winners.
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Dave is the author of Out of the Book, Volume 3: State by State