Louise Erdrich Wins National Book Award for Fiction

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Louise Erdrich Wins National Book Award for Fiction

The National Book Award winners were announced last night, and Louise Erdrich picked up the prestigious fiction prize for her novel The Round House. Erdrich bested high profile nominees Dave Eggers and Junot Diaz, as well as newcomers Kevin Powers and Ben Fountain.

Also taking home National Book Awards last night were Katherine Boo, whose book Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity won for non fiction, and David Ferry, who won the poetry prize for Bewilderment.

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