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National Book Award Winners 2009

The National Book Awards ceremony was held earlier this evening at Cipriani Downtown in New York City. Shortly after the dinner began, host Andy Borowitz took the stage. The Medal for Distinguished Contribution to Literature was presented to Gore Vidal (recently interviewed by John Meroney at The Atlantic). Dave Eggers was then awarded the Literarian Award … Continue reading

Lamb: the Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal by Christopher Moore (or, Jesus Christ: the Lost Years)

Christopher Moore’s highly imaginative  novel, Lamb: the Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal” begins with a blessing: “If you have come to these pages for laughter, may you find it. If you are here to be offended, may your ire rise and your blood boil. If you seek an adventure, may this story sing … Continue reading

The Great Minnesota Governor’s Race 2010 – R. T. Rybak

Minneapolis Mayor R. T. Rybak made his bid for MN Governor official when he filed papers to form a gubernatorial election committee last Thursday, November 5. The bid comes as no surprise to Minnesotans who had been working diligently to convince him to run for governor for several months via a website (currently offline) and Facebook page, but critics … Continue reading

Woody Holton’s “Abigail Adams” – Smart and Saucy

Up until now, much more was known about the second president of the United States than his wife, but in his new biography, Abigail Adams, prizewinning historian Woody Holton gives readers an up-close and personal look at the woman behind John Adams. From what Holton’s research shows, however, it is debatable whether Abigail would approve … Continue reading