Tuesday, November 13, 2012

News at Eleven: On Tuesday evening, finalists in each

category will give a reading at a sold-out event in New York. Finalists include such weighty names as Junot Díaz, Dave Eggers, Louise Erdrich and the late Anthony Shadid.

[Maurice] Manning has assigned all of his students at Transylvania to watch the readings, streaming live online, but he and the other judges are forbidden from watching or attending.

"We're not supposed to let that influence our final decision," he said.

On Wednesday, Manning's panel meets for lunch "at a very fancy French restaurant," he said, to select the winner, which will be announced at a dinner that night.

from Lexington Herald-Leader: Transylvania poet Maurice Manning among National Book Award judges


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