Lynch’s ‘Undertaking’ Exhumed by National Book Foundation

Thomas Lynch has been making book news lately for his recently released Apparitions & Late Fictions, but The National Book Foundation is going retro with his other works.  Beginning this month, The Foundation will “reintroduce readers to the wonderful literary works honored by the National Book Awards in the past.” As part of this eNewsletter feature, information links will be provided for past winners and finalists in categories of Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Young Peope’s Literature.

The Foundation’s February, 2010 eNews edition features Mr. Lynch’s nonfiction work The Undertaking: Life Studies from the Dismal Trade, which was a 1997 finalist in the Nonfiction category. Other showcased authors this month include finalist Diane Johnson in the Fiction category for Lying Low in 1979 and Le Divorce in 1997. Kim Addonizio was a Poetry finalist in 2000 for Tell Me and Sara Zarr was a 2007 finalist for Story of a Girl in the Young People’s Literature category.

Thomas Lynch will be making a number of Michigan appearances in the upcoming months and will present his latest book at Borders in Birmingham in late April. For a full events schedule, click here. To subscribe to the National Book Foundation’s newsletter, click here and look for the light blue Sign Up on the right.

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-Post by Megan Shaffer

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