Honoring “the spirit of independent bookstores nationwide,” the American Booksellers Association (ABA) revealed the winners of the 2010 Indies Choice Book Awards. New Yorker staff writer David Grann (pictured, via) won the nonfiction award.
The rest of the 2010 Book of the Year winners were:
Adult Fiction: Cutting for Stone, by Abraham Verghese (Knopf)
Adult Debut: The Help, by Kathryn Stockett (Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam)
Young Adult: Catching Fire, by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic)
Middle Reader: When You Reach Me, by Rebecca Stead (Wendy Lamb Books)
New Picture Book: The Lion and the Mouse, by Jerry Pinkney (Little, Brown)
Earlier this year, GalleyCat interviewed Grann about his award-winning career. Press play below to listen.
Here’s an excerpt: “It was a very circuitous path. It was not very linear–I floundered about for many years. I had many different careers early on. I knew I wanted to be a writer. But, like so many people, I didn’t know how to be one–other than just do it. I didn’t know what form it would take.”