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book-award-winners1nf_gordon_reed_jacketp_doty_jacketypl_blundell_jacket      2008 Winners

Fiction: ‘Shadow Country,’ by Peter Matthiessen

Nonfiction: ‘The Hemingses of Monticello,’ by Annette Gordon-Reed

Poetry: ‘Fire to Fire,’ by Mark Doty

Young People’s Literature: ‘What I Saw and How I Lied,’ Judy Blundell


See the National Book Foundation website for complete information, as well as complete list of the 2008 finalists.

See this article at the New York Times for a review and links.