The World is (sometimes) Just

M.T. Anderson won for Octavian Nothing!

Now, please, everybody read this book immediately. It’s that good, quite possibly the book of the year, period.

And yay for Richard Powers’ The Echo Maker. Read that one too.

A very good year at the National Book Awards.

p.s. The AP article contains a snippet of Anderson’s acceptance: Anderson, the young people’s literature winner, also cited the indulgence of his publisher, Candlewick Press. He thanked Candlewick for taking on a long and unusual book by a "neurotic who rarely leaves his house or gets dressed."

p.p.s. True junkies can see the ceremony on CSpan Book TV this weekend, at 10 p.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. Sunday.

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