National Book Awards - 2010
is a poet, novelist, essayist, teacher, and lecturer,
as well as a regular commentator on National Public
Radio. His most recent book is The Posthuman Dada
Guide: Tzara and Lenin Play Chess, published in
Samuel R. Delany
is a science-fiction novelist, literary critic, and
professor of English and Creative Writing at Temple
University. His most recent work is Dark Reflections,
a novel published in 2007.
is a novelist and screenwriter, and the Director of
the MFA Program for Poets and Writers at the University
of Massachusetts, Amherst. Her most recent novel is
Forgery, published in 2008.
is a novelist and short story writer, and the Roswell
Smith Burrows Professor of English at the University
of Rochester. Her most recent book is Follow Me,
a novel published in 2009.
is a writer of both fiction and nonfiction, as well
as the Friday-morning reviewer for The Washington
Post. Her most recent book is There Will Never
Be Another You, published in 2006.
Blake Bailey is an editor and biographer whose most recent work, Cheever: A Life, won the 2009 National Book Critics Circle Award and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.
is an author, Shakespeare scholar, and professor at
Harvard University. Her most recent work is Shakespeare
and Modern Culture, published in 2009.
Jennifer Michael Hecht
is a poet, historian, and philosopher, as well as a
professor at The New School. Her most recent book is
The Happiness Myth: Why What We Think Is Right Is
Wrong, published in 2007.
is Distinguished Professor in the Department of Literature
at the University of California, San Diego, and the
author of several books, including, most recently, Children's
Literature: A Reader's History from Aesop to Harry Potter,
which won the National Book Critics Circle Award in
Sallie Tisdale is a contributing editor of Harper’s and the author of numerous books, including, most recently, Women of the Way: Discovering 2,500 Years of Buddhist Wisdom, published in 2007.
Rae Armantrout is the author of nine books of poetry and is Professor of Poetry and Poetics at the University of California, San Diego. Her book, Versed, was a Finalist for the 2009 National Book Award for Poetry, and won both the 2009 National Book Critics Circle Award and the 2010 Pulitzer Prize.
Cornelius Eady is
the author of eight books of poetry, the Miller Family
Endowed Chair and Professor of English at the University
of Missouri, and co-founder of Cave Canem. His book,
Brutal Imagination, was a Finalist for the National
Book Award for Poetry in 2001, and his most recent work
is Hardheaded Weather: New and Selected Poems.
is the Caroline Walker Bynum Distinguished University
Professor of English Language and Literature at the
University of Michigan, and was a National Book Award
Finalist for Poetry in 2007 for Magnetic North.
Jeffrey McDaniel is the author of four books of poetry and teaches writing at Sarah Lawrence College. His most recent works are The Splinter Factory, published in 2002, and The Endarkenment, published in 2008.
is a poet and the poetry editor of Tin
House Magazine. Her most recent book, Human
Dark with Sugar, published in 2008, won the James
Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets and
was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle
Young People’s Literature
Laban Carrick Hill
is the author of more than twenty-five books,
including Harlem Stomp!, a Finalist for the
National Book Award for Young People’s Literature
in 2004. He also teaches in the Pine Manor College Solstice
MFA in Writing Program.
is the author of three collections of short stories,
the most recent of which is Pretty Monsters,
published in 2008. Her stories have won three Nebulas,
a Hugo, and a World Fantasy Award.
Tor Seidler is an author of books for children, including Mean Margaret, a Finalist for the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature in 1997. His most recent work is Gully’s Travels, which was published in 2008.
Hope Anita Smith
is the author of the award-winning book, The Way
a Door Closes, published in 2003, and its sequel,
Keeping the Night Watch, published in 2008.
She also teaches writing “wordshops” to
students of all ages.
is the author of three novels for young adults, including
Story of a Girl, a National Book Award Finalist
for Young People’s Literature in 2007. Her most
recent book is Once Was Lost, published in