How the World Became Modern
By Stephen J. Greenblatt
(W. W. Norton & Company, Hardcover, 9780393064476, 368pp.)
Publication Date: September 2011
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Stephen Greenblatt's The Swerve, a dramatic account of the Renaissance-era rediscovery of the Latin poet Lucretius, won for nonfiction. Salvage the Bones, set in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, by Jesmyn Ward, won for fiction. More at NPR.org
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