Announced last night at the 2010 National Book Awards Ceremony, Lord of Misrule by Jaimy Gordon beat out Peter Carey's Parrot and Olivier and Nicole Krauss' Great House to win the 2010 NBA for fiction. Other nominees included:
- Lionel Shriver, So Much for That (Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers)
- Karen Tei Yamashita, I Hotel (Coffee House Press)
From Publisher's Weekly: Gordon's [fourth] novel begins and ends at a backwoods race track in early-1970s West Virginia, where horse trainer Tommy Hansel dreams up a scam. He'll run four horses in claiming races at long odds and get out before anyone realizes how good his horses are. But at a track as small as Indian Mound Downs, where everyone knows everybody's business, Hansel's hopes are quickly dashed.
First editions are currently listing for between $20 - $55 on AbeBooks, Alibris, and Amazon.
Also announced were awards for Young People's Lit, Poetry, and Non Fiction.
Young People's Literature winner: Kathryn Erskine, Mockingbird
other nominees included, Paolo Bacigalupi, Ship Breaker; Laura McNeal, Dark Water; Walter Dean Myers; Lockdown Rita Williams-Garcia, One Crazy Summer
Poetry winner: Terrance Hayes, Lighthead
other nominees included, Kathleen Graber, The Eternal City; James Richardson, By the Numbers; C.D. Wright, One with Others; Monica Youn, Ignatz.
Non Fiction winner: Patti Smith, Just Kids
other nominees included, Barbara DemickNothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea; John W. Dower, Cultures of War: Pearl Harbor, Hiroshima, 9-11, Iraq; Justin Spring, Secret Historian: The Life and Times of Samuel Steward; Megan K. Stack, Every Man in This Village Is a Liar: An Education in War
Labels: 2010, Jaimy Gordon, Just Kids, Kathryn Erskine, Lord of Misrule, Mockingbird, National Book Awards, Patti Smith