James McBride wins National Book Award

November 20, 2013 • Entertainment

FILE – In this Monday, Jan. 23, 2012 file photo, author and filmmaker James McBride poses for a portrait during the 2012 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. James McBride has the won the National Book Award for fiction for his novel “The Good Lord Bird.”, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013. AP Photo/Victoria Will, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — James McBride’s The Good Lord Bird,” the comic and terrifying adventures of a disguised black child caught up in John Brown’s abolitionist crusade, was the winner Wednesday night of the National Book Award for fiction.

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