October 12, 2007

Absolutely True Diary up for award

Two Seattle authors are finalists for National Book AwardSherman Alexie was in Miami when it was announced that his "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian" was a finalist in young people's literature.

Alexie, 41, returned to Seattle Thursday and said, "I'm just crazy happy. ... The National Book Award just seems surreal. After a very long and successful career, there are still mountains I have to climb and this seemed to be one of them. I feel a little bit triumphant, which is nice. This morning, I have a happiness hangover."

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