Jacqueline Woodson, author of the National Book Award winning Brown Girl Dreaming, presented the 2017 National Book Award for Fiction to Jesmyn Ward for Sing, Unburied Sing. The New York Times called the book “A Haunted Trip to Prison.” Read the review – here.
This is the second time Ward has won the National Book Award; in 2011 her second novel, Salvage the Bones, took the prize.
Thanks for posting – hadn’t seen it. Loved Salvage the Bones (if “loved” is the right word – intense and disturbing). Doubt my book club would want to read this one, but I’m in!
I agree – not one for my book club.
I watched it on my computer. Seeing all the authors and hearing them read excerpts was great. I was hoping Pachinko would win though.
Totally different topic: have you watched the Netflix serial of Alias Grace? I thought it was great – really captured the novel! If you haven’t seen it, I recommend it!
I have not seen it or read the book. Thanks. Should I read the book first?
I think you’d like the TV adaptation either way, but if you like Margaret Atwood, I’d recommend reading it first. It’s Atwood at her usual, disturbing best.