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McBride, Packer win U.S. book awards

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NEW YORK -- James McBride has the won the National Book Award for fiction for his novel The Good Lord Bird.

George Packer's The Unwinding won for nonfiction during a dinner ceremony Wednesday night in Manhattan. Cynthia Kadohata's The Thing About Luck won for young people's literature and Mary Szybist's Incardine for poetry.

Winners, chosen by five-member panels of writers, booksellers and others from the publishing community, each received $10,000. Honorary medals were presented to Maya Angelou and E.L. Doctorow.

-- The Associated Press

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition November 22, 2013 D2

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