One-Minute Book Reviews

November 19, 2008

Annette Gordon-Reed Wins 2008 National Book for Nonfiction for ‘The Hemingses of Monticello’

Annette Gordon-Reed has won the 2008 National Book Award for Nonfiction for The Hemingses of Monticello. She is the first African-American woman to win the nonfiction prize. An interview with the author and an excerpt from the book appears on the site for the National Book Foundation,, which has promised to post a video of the ceremony later tonight.

(c) 2008 Janice Harayda. All rights reserved.

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