If the National Book Awards 2013 Were a Star Wars Remake | Huffington Post

Darth Vader BustJames McBride would be Luke Skywalker. This year’s underdog, McBride is the surprise winner in fiction with Good Lord Bird (Riverhead Books). McBride accepted his award and $10,000 Wednesday evening at the black-tie Cipriani Wall Street affair with the boyish charm of a young Jedi newly realizing, Holy shit, I’ve got the force. Where’s my speech? Other winners include George Packer’s The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America (FSG) and Mary Szybist for Incarnadine (Graywolf Press). The highlight of the evening, however, came when Toni Morrison presented Maya Angelou with the Literarian Award for Outstanding Service to the American Community…. Read the full article at HUFFINGTON POST

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