Known for her poetry and her rock ‘n’ roll, music legend Patti Smith has now been honored for her prose with a National Book Award, given out Wednesday night in New York.
National Book Award-winning author Annette Gordon-Reed speaks about her book, “The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family” and what sparked her interest in the family’s complex history. Continue reading
Peter Matthiessen, a 2008 National Book Award winner, is best known as both a novelist and non-fiction writer, but he’s also an environmental activist and American Indian rights advocate. Jeffrey Brown talks to the award-winning author of “Shadow Country.” Continue reading
“Time and Materials” by Robert Hass won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for poetry, becoming the first book of poetry since 1983 to win both the Pulitzer and the National Book Award. Hass talks about the collection. Continue reading