Is This For Real?

Self received the e-mail a couple of days ago, but didn’t have a chance to read it (what with self’s younger beagle suffering from snail bait poisoning — !!!) until this evening. And here’s what she read:

. . . on September 21st, you will have a chance to select The Best of the National Book Awards Fiction and win two tickets to the 2009 National Book Awards by visiting the Foundation’s web site at http://www.nationalbook.org, the first time in its history the Awards will open to a public vote.

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Here’s the rest of the announcement:

To celebrate the 60th year of the National Book Awards, the National Book Foundation will present a book-a-day blog on the Fiction winners from 1950 to 2008. The blog will run from July 7th to September 21st, starting with Nelson Algren’s The Man With the Golden Arm, ending with Peter Matthiessen’s Shadow Country, and including works by Ralph Ellison, Saul Bellow, Philip Roth, Flannery O’Connor, Eudora Welty, and Alice McDermott. Discover lesser known but equally talented National Book Award Fiction Winners such as Conrad Richter, Wright Morris, and Robb Forman Dew.

Stay tuned, dear blog readers, stay tuned.

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