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Louise Erdrich’s Novel ‘The Round House’ Wins National Book Award – NYTimes.com

Louise Erdrich’s Novel ‘The Round House’ Wins National Book Award – NYTimes.com

Beating out an unusually competitive field, Louise Erdrich won the National Book Award for fiction on Wednesday night for “The Round House,” a novel about a teenage boy’s effort to investigate an attack on his mother on a North Dakota reservation, and his struggle to come to terms with the violence in their culture.

Other winners:

  • Nonfiction: Katherine Boo for Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity
  • Young People’s Literature: William Alexander for Goblin Secrets
  • Poetry: David Ferry for Bewilderment: New Poems and Translations
  • Distinguished Contribution to American Letters: novelist Elmore Leonard