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News Thu Jan 29 2009

2008 Finalists for National Book Critics Circle Awards

Last weekend the National Books Critics Circle announced the finalists for the organization's 2008 awards. Nominees of local interest include:

Fiction
Aleksandar Hemon, The Lazarus Project (Riverhead)

Criticism
Seth Lerer, Children's Literature: A Reader's History: Reader's History from Aesop to Harry Potter (University of Chicago Press)

Biography
Paula J. Giddings, Ida, A Sword Among Lions: Ida B. Wells and the Campaign Against Lynching (Amistad)

Check out the complete list of finalists here. Award winners will be announced on March 12.

 
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Chicky / February 2, 2009 8:30 AM

Also, M. Glenn Taylor (The Ballad of Trenchmouth Taggart) teaches at Harper College.

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