FEEL THE LOVE: William Alexander, winner of the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature for Goblin Secrets (Margaret K. McElderry Books; out-of-Cloud), hugs Louise Erdrich, who took home the National Book Award for Fiction for The Round House (HarperCollins; in-Cloud). Erdrich accepted her award partially in Ojibwe—and tears.
Not pictured (because I wasn’t fast enough): nonfiction winner Katherine Boo for Behind the Beautiful Forevers (Random; in-Cloud). Quoth Boo, also misty: “Small stories in so-called hidden places matter.”

FEEL THE LOVE: William Alexander, winner of the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature for Goblin Secrets (Margaret K. McElderry Books; out-of-Cloud), hugs Louise Erdrich, who took home the National Book Award for Fiction for The Round House (HarperCollins; in-Cloud). Erdrich accepted her award partially in Ojibwe—and tears.

Not pictured (because I wasn’t fast enough): nonfiction winner Katherine Boo for Behind the Beautiful Forevers (Random; in-Cloud). Quoth Boo, also misty: “Small stories in so-called hidden places matter.”

  1. harperbooks reblogged this from cloudunbound and added:
    A lot of clapping at marketing meeting this morning for Louise and her team at Harper, especially editor Terry Karten.
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