September 22, 2009

the best of the national book awards: you choose

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The Stories of John Cheever. Invisible Man. Collected Stories of William Faulkner. Complete Stories of Flannery O’Connor. Gravity’s Rainbow. Collected Stories of Eudora Welty.

These are the books that 140 writers from across the country selected as the best of the national book awards fiction winners. Now it’s your turn to choose the best of the best. I won’t tell you which one I voted for, but I’ll tell you one thing: it wasn’t Invisible Man. I truly believe that the world can be divided into people who prefer Invisible Man and people who prefer Native Son, and I am Native Son all the way (and not just because we publish it.)

While voting, don’t forget to enter to win two tickets to the National Book Awards. And also, don’t forget to notice that of the six books chosen, FOUR of them are books of short stories. If you’re at all familiar with this blog or harper perennial, you know that we absolutely love short stories, so this makes us very very happy.

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