Thursday, November 20, 2003

The 2003 National Book Awards were announced last night. Waiting for Snow in Havana, Carlos Eire's memoir of a privileged childhood ended by the Cuban Revolution, won the non-fiction award. (The other "Caribbean" book in the list of NBA nominees was Louis Simpson's collected poems, The Owner of the House. Simpson was born in Jamaica in 1923 and emigrated to the U.S. when he was 17.)

Update: read my short review of Waiting for Snow in Havana, originally published in Caribbean Beat, here.

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