f a i t h * i n * f i c t i o n: National Book Award Winner

f a i t h * i n * f i c t i o n

Thursday, November 17, 2005

National Book Award Winner

Europe Central by William Vollman won the National Book Award for Fiction. I have no idea what the novel is like but PW started its review of it with this lovely bit of praise:
In the small set of America's best contemporary novelists, Vollmann is the perpetual comet. Every two years or so he flashes across the sky with another incredibly learned, incredibly written, incredibly long novel.

Mostly I'm just disappointed that The March lost because then I could've said, "Well, yes, I read Doctorow before he won the NBA." All about the snobbery here