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.
The Dinner- Herman Koch "The Dinner, already an international bestselling phenomenon, is the dark, suspenseful story of two families forced together when their sons are caught on film in a gruesome criminal act that has rocked the nation. What begins as a seemingly casual, normal dinner-date quickly turns south as both families are forced to make one of the biggest decisions of their lives and protect the ones they love the most. Impossible to put down, The Dinner is one that everybody will soon be talking about." -Samantha