March 16, 2009

Reading a Winner

The National Book Critics Circle awards have been announced. Among the lucky winners is one of my favorites from last years reading: My Father’s Paradise: A Son’s Search for His Jewish Past in Kurdish Iraq by Ariel Sabar(read my review here). Congratulations Ariel!

Other winners include:
2666 by the late Chilean author Roberto BolaƱo (trans. by Natasha Wimmer)
The World Is What It Is: The Authorized Biography of V.S. Naipaul by Patrick French
Sleeping It Off in Rapid City by August Kleinzahler
Half the World in Light: New and Selected Poems by Juan Felipe Herrera
Children's Literature: A Reader's History from Aesop to Harry Potter by Seth Lerer

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