Ursula Le Guin shines at National Book Awards

Ursula Le Guin shines at National Book Awards

The 65th National Book Awards took place in frigid New York last night (19th November), but the literary establishment donned finery and dinner jackets to the Wall Street venue undaunted by the cold. Perseus c.e.o. David Steinberger noted that this was “the largest crowd” he had addressed in his years as NBF chair.  

Former Marine Phil Klay and his publisher Penguin Press scored a major upset over Anthony Doerr’s All the Light We Cannot See (Scribner), Marilynne Robinson’s Lila (Farrar, Straus) and others in winning the fiction award for Redeployment, a first collection of stories about so...

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