All the top literary nerds gathered Wednesday evening in Manhattan for the annual National Book Awards. For fiction, the prize went to Louise Erdrich’s The Round House. Katherine Boo won best nonfiction work for Behind the Beautiful Forevers. Taking the stage, Boo joked she felt like Mitt Romney, since she didn’t have a prepared speech. David Ferry’s Bewilderment won for poetry. The winners each received $10,000.
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