The Burlington Free Press Recommends Berlin on National Read a Book Day

“What Vermont authors to add to your reading list as we celebrate National Read a Book Day” / The Burlington Free Press / Emilie Teresa Stigliani / September 6, 2019

The internet will tell you it's National Read a Book Day. Believe everything you read on the internet, folks.

OK, we don't mean that. But it's never a bad idea to pick up a book and exercise your brain. This celebration is a good excuse to point you in the direction of a few Vermont authors whose books have buzz. 

The Vermont College of Fine Arts has since 2014 honored the state's best literary work with the Vermont Book Award. Here's a list of the 2019 finalists:

  • "A Stitch in Time," Daphne Kalmar (Children’s Literature).
  • "The Season of Styx Malone," Kekla Magoon (Children’s Literature).
  • "The Animal One Thousand Miles Long: Seven Lengths of Vermont and Other Adventures," Leath Tonino (Creative Nonfiction).
  • "Drunk in the Woods," Tony Whedon (Creative Nonfiction).
  • "H&G," Anna Maria Hong (Fiction).
  • "Berlin," Jason Lutes (Fiction).
  • "The Great Believers," Rebecca Makkai (Fiction).
  • "Box," Sue Burton (Poetry).
  • "My Bishop and Other Poems," Michael Collier (Poetry).
  • "Age of Glass," Anna Maria Hong (Poetry).

You'll need to get reading if you want plow through all the finalists before Nov. 9, when they announce the winner. (…)

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