9:29 David Steinberger, chairman of the National Book Foundation is on stage talking about how the judges decide on the winners. It happened today at lunch.
9:32 Steinberger is thanking all of the former winners and the sponsors.
9:34 Steinberger is naming the winners of the Innovations in Reading Prize from earlier in the week. Find out more here.
9:42 The winner is Kathryn Erskine for Mockingbird.
9:44 Cornelius Eady is taking the stage to present the award for Poetry.
9:50 The winner is Terrance Hayes for Lighthead.
9:52 Marjorie Garber has taken the stage to present the award for Nonfiction.
9:54 The winner is Patti Smith for Just Kids. Smith says she always wanted to have a book of her own since she worked in a book store as a kid. “There is nothing more beautiful in our material world than the book.” She says never to abandon the book.
9:58 Joanna Scott is taking the stage to introduce the award for Fiction.
10:04 The winner is Jaimy Gordon for Lord of Misrule. Gordon: “I am totally unprepared and I am totally surprised.”
10:06 The awards are over, thanks for following our live blog.
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