Choi, Broom and Sze among National Book Award winners; Teicher and White honoured

Choi, Broom and Sze among National Book Award winners; Teicher and White honoured

Last night’s 70th National Book Awards in New York saw Susan Choi’s Trust Exercise (Henry Holt); Sarah M Broom’s The Yellow House (Grove); Arthur Sze’s Sight Lines (Copper Canyon); Laszlo Krasnahorkai’s Baron Wenckheim’s Homecoming, translated by Ottilie Mulzet (New Directions); and Martin W Sandler’s 1919: The Year That Changed America (Bloomsbury) as winners, respectively, in fiction, non-fiction, poetry, translated literature, and young people’s literature.

In a field of 25 finalists, none of whom had won a previous NBA, Broom, and to some extent Choi, had been favoured; Sandler’s win, ...

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