On Wednesday night, under the cavernous dome of Cipriani’s ballroom in New York, women dominated the National Book Awards. As noted by host Cynthia Nixon, 15 out of the 20 finalists this year were women. The sole man who won was Frank Bidart—a three-time Pulitzer Prize finalist—whose collection Half-Light: Collected…
Not sure what the EGOT equivalent is for authors, but Annie Proulx, author of The Shipping News, Brokeback Mountain, and other works, is adding a National Book Award to that Pulitzer and PEN/Faulkner award on her shelf this November.
Last week the National Book Foundation announced its "5 Under 35," four of whom were women. Now it's announced the finalists for the prestigious National Book Award — and these include a lot of ladies too.