Making of the National Book Awards
Rocker icon Patti Smith took home the nonfiction prize for the just announced National Book Awards. This prestigious award recognizes fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and young people's literature, but some critics may argue that the judges don't always get it right.
- Harold Augenbraum: is executive director of the National Book Foundation, presenter of the National Book Awards.
- Mark Athitakis: is book critic and blogger/editor of American Fiction Notes.