James McBride wins National Book Award

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by Associated Press

Associated Press

Posted on November 21, 2013 at 12:06 AM

Updated Thursday, Nov 21 at 2:04 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — James McBride has the won the National Book Award for fiction for his novel "The Good Lord Bird."

George Packer's "The Unwinding" won for nonfiction during a dinner ceremony Wednesday night at Cipriani (SIP'-ree-ah-nee) Wall Street in downtown Manhattan. Cynthia Kadohata's "The Thing About Luck" won for young people's literature and Mary Szybist's (SHE'-Biss) "Incardine" for poetry.

Winners, chosen by five member panels of writers, booksellers and others from the publishing community, each received $10,000. Honorary medals were presented to Maya Angelou and E.L. Doctorow.

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