I don’t usually make these kinds of announcements on my blog because, well, most of the time everyone knows the results of an award before I do for some reason.
BUT, I was so excited to see that Jesmyn Ward took the top award for fiction this year at the National Book Awards – and not just because she is a young, uber talented author, but because I read her book earlier this year and was blown away by it (read my review).
I have not yet read all the books short listed in the fiction category, but I had hoped that Ward would win because her novel is original, raw and so beautifully written that it is unforgettable. You’ll see me gushing more about this book because it will undoubtedly be on my Best Books of 2011 list.
Have you read Salvage the Bones yet? If so, what did you think? If not, is it in your to-be-read stack?