Bill Vollman takes home the prize

The 2005 National Book Award Winners were announced live at a black tie ceremony and dinner at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel, Times Square.

Young People's Literature
Jeanne Birdsall, The Penderwicks (Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers)

W.S. Merwin, Migration: New and Selected Poems (Copper Canyon Press)

Joan Didion, The Year of Magical Thinking (Knopf)

And the coup of the night, Bill the Wildman Vollman wins.
He was the guy with the highest odds. Thank god I always bet on my pals.

William T. Vollmann, Europe Central (Viking)


SAND STORM said...

The Canada Council for the Arts announces the winners of the 2005 Governor General’s Literary Awards
Montreal, November 16, 2005 – The Canada Council for the Arts announced today the names of the winners of the 2005 Governor General’s Literary Awards, in English and in French, in the categories of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, children’s literature (text and illustration) and translation.

The winners were announced by Simon Brault, Vice-Chair of the Canada Council and Melanie Rutledge, Head of the Canada Council’s Writing and Publishing Section at a news conference in Montreal in celebration of that city’s designation as UNESCO World Book Capital for 2005-06. They will be presented with their awards by Her Excellency the Right Honourable MichaĆ«lle Jean, Governor General of Canada, at Rideau Hall next week.

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AzGhostWriter said...

Good for William. I just read his blog a couple days ago and was impressed. He's just a wiley as the rest of us.

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