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Posted at 07:15 PM ET, 11/16/2011

National Book Award 2011: Twitter updates, winners

Carl Phillips’s ‘Double Shadow’ is nominated for the National Book Award in poetry.
Wednesday’s National Book Award ceremony in New York is the Academy Awards of American publishing — literary history in the making. The country’s finest writers, along with their editors and publicists, gather for a black-tie dinner ($12,000 per table), hosted this year by John Lithgow. Everyone wants to see which four authors will take home the $10,000 prizes in Fiction, Nonfiction, Young People’s Literature and Poetry. Depending on how the judges rule, some well-known authors will cement their reputations — or some obscure ones will suddenly become best-sellers.

Jeff Turrentine is at the ceremony covering the event for The Post. You can read his live Twitter feed @BookWorld here:

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