National Book Award Winners

And the winner in fiction is…Lily Tuck for The News from Paraguay. Hopefully now people will start talking about the book and not about the fact that she’s a woman from New York. (See in particular, Dan’s post about the NY Times’ evisceration of the finalists.) You can see a full list of winners and finalists in all categories at the National Book Awards’ site. And there’s lots of coverage in the papers this morning, though much of it is a repeat of Hillel Italie’s AP report. Here’s an NPR interview with Tuck and another one by Ron over at Beatrice.