Last night (November 16th) the 2011 National Book Award winners were announced and the Warwick's staff is delighted to see two favorites standing in the winners circle. Winning the award for Fiction was Jesmyn Ward for her novel Salvage the Bones, which Bloomsbury's George Gibson reviewed (and raved about) in The Warwick's Blog last month as our special guest blogger. Stephen Greenblatt, a renowned literary scholar, whose work is much loved by our staffers, won the Non-Fiction award for The Swerve: How the World Became Modern.
This is the Story of a Happy Marriage- Ann Patchett "Read Ann Patchett’s collection of essays as you would a stack of letters from an old friend: Carefully, tenderly, and with the nagging suspicion that the bearer of these gifts may perhaps be a better person than you are. So effortless is her writing style, it seems there is nothing between her imagination & her pen. Revealing, touching, at times hilarious, & always personal, these essays will make you feel like Ann Patchett is your best friend!"-AHD & Janet