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A National Book Awards Skeptic

IT’S ALWAYS HEARTENING to see contrarian viewpoints within the often-monolithic established literary world. One of the consistent contrarians is critic and book reviewer Thomas Leclair. Recently he wrote this provocative  184 more words


March: Book Three Makes History and Wins the National Book Award

Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell received an unprecedented honor last night, as their book March: Book Three became the first graphic novel to ever receive the… 289 more words


Colson Whitehead, Rep. John Lewis Win National Book Awards

As people of ideas tremble and vow to fight the reality of a Neanderthal-led America, the National Book Awards me last night to bestow prizes on a handful of winners, a majority of which deal with the history of racial struggle in America. 178 more words


and the winner of the National Book Award in poetry for 2016 is....


Daniel Borzutzky

On the side of the highway a thousand refugees step off a school bus and into a sun that can only be described as “blazing.” 134 more words

Colson Whitehead Wins National Book Award for The Underground Railroad

The winners of the 2016 National Book Award were announced on Wednesday night in Manhattan. Here’s who took home prizes.

1. For fiction: The Underground Railroad, … 378 more words

We Won't Back Down, No

It’s been a little over a week since Trump won the presidential election and what gives me hope these days is the rising resistance against a fascist regime. 527 more words

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