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Critics throw the book at national award panel

By David Mehegan
Globe Staff / November 20, 2004

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Who says people don't care about books? For the second year in a row, controversy has swirled around the National Book Awards. Last year literary lions were scandalized when horror novelist Stephen King received the medal for outstanding contribution to American letters. This year eyebrows rose among some critics, authors, and publishers over the five finalists in fiction. (Full article: 1006 words)

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