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One Last National Book Awards Roundup

dcalsticker.gifAs the publishing world recovers from the thrill of the National Book Awards, GalleyCat decided to assemble all the best news from the literary scene’s most festive week.

The NY Observer coverage included a chilling quote from Collins publisher, Steve Ross: “It’d be absolutely terrifying to be starting out now, to be young and to not have the benefit of years, if not decades, of perspective … I would have seriously considered leaving book publishing.”

New York’s Vulture blog included some literary descriptions of the NBA’s new Wall Street digs, landing a great quote from novelist Joshua Ferris who said that the old NBA venue “looks like the place where your cousin got married.”

Ed Champion archived a long series of podcast interviews with NBA nominees. GalleyCat’s Ron Hogan captured the festivities with blogged interviews and weighed readers’ predictions against the actual results.

GalleyCat also had video interviews with NBA Young People’s Literature winner Judy Blundell, Nonfiction winner Annette Gordon-Reed, Poetry winner Mark Doty, former finalist Joshua Ferris, and finally, Sex and the City author Candace Bushnell and finalist Salvatore Scibona discussed poor writers.

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