Books by Lily Tuck
NPR stories about Lily Tuck
When her husband of 42 years dies suddenly as she is preparing dinner, the heroine of Lily Tuck's new novel sits vigil at his bedside, mulling over her imperfect marriage as well as life's confounding mathematical complexities.
Lily Tuck's novel of 19th century Paraguay wins the National Book Award for fiction. Tuck, awarded the prize for her novel The News From Paraguay, was one of five New York women authors nominated for the fiction award. Kevin Boyle won the nonfiction prize for Arc of Justice and Jean Valentine's Door in the Mountain won in the poetry category. Hear NPR's Lynn Neary.
The 20 finalists for the 2004 National Book Awards were announced today, and for the first time in the awards' 55-year history, all five of the fiction finalists are women. Greta Cunningham of Minnesota Public Radio reports.