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Book Award winner probes human motivation

...behind the biggest stories of wartime Europe won the National Book Award for fiction in November, beating out E.L. Doctorow's...Vollmann said he was genuinely surprised to win the National Book Award, despite years of toil as an author and journalist...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/01/09/art_41145.shtml
Arts
Studs Terkel to receive honorary book critics prize

...Other eligible books missing from the final selections: Shirley Hazzard's "The Great Fire," winner of the National Book Award for fiction; Jonathan Lethem's "The Fortress of Solitude"; and "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/01/20/art_401627.shtml
Arts
'Civil Action' like John Grisham for grown-ups

...Grace are real companies, and A Civil Action is based on a nonfiction best-seller by Jonathan Harr, which won the National Book Award. But the movie takes fictional liberties, which have been much discussed in the financial press. In particular...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/01/06/mov_249368.shtml
Movies
Local author up for award

...Kipen, the director of literature for the National Endowment for the Arts; Linda Pastan, a poet who has won the National Book Award; and Reynolds Price, an author and professor of English at Duke University. Reach Sarah Day Owen at (706...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/03/26/met_515920.shtml
Metro
'Civil Action' like John Grisham for grown-ups

...Grace are real companies, and A Civil Action is based on a nonfiction best-seller by Jonathan Harr, which won the National Book Award. But the movie takes fictional liberties, which have been much discussed in the financial press. In particular...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/01/08/ent_249551.shtml
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People in the News

...behind-the-scenes chronicle of the U.S. space program, and the 1998 novel "A Man in Full," runner-up for the National Book Award. --- LONDON (AP) - British rocker Pete Doherty was released on bail Sunday by police investigating tabloid...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/05/01/ent_79620.shtml
Things to Do
Doctorow, Didion among book award finalists

...Ferlinghetti. Doctorow, the author of "Ragtime," "Billy Bathgate" and other acclaimed historical novels, won the National Book Award in 1986 for "World's Fair." He has been a finalist four other times. Fiction nominees this year also include...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/11/17/art_23709.shtml
Arts
Doctorow, Didion among National Book Award finalists

...front porch about to announce the finalists for the National Book Award, which are our most prestigious literary awards...Bathgate" and other acclaimed historical novels, won the National Book Award in 1986 for "World's Fair." This was his fifth...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/10/14/art_12094.shtml
Arts
Shanley, poet laureate lead winners for Pulitzer

...Brandeis University, received the prize for history for "Washington's Crossing," a finalist last fall for the National Book Award. Mark Stevens and Annalyn Swan won in the biography category for "de Kooning: An American Master." Stevens...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/04/05/art_449392.shtml
Arts
Peter Matthiessen thrives in material world

...travels in East Africa; and "The Snow Leopard," his introspective account of a trek to the Himalayas that won the National Book Award in 1978. "I'm not the only writer around, I know, who's said that his dream one day is to write something...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/11/14/art_434340.shtml
Arts