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Louise Erdrich, Katherine Boo winners of National Book Awards

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Author Louise Erdrich reflects on growing up in North Dakota and her new book "The Plague of Doves" Friday May 16, 2008 at her store BirchBark Books in Minneapolis. "The Plague of Doves," which was released in April, is about the Lynching of three American Indians in North Dakota in 1897. Dawn Villella

Well, the lasting effects of superstorm Sandy didn't put a damper on the National Book Awards. They were presented at a gala in New York last night.

This despite the fact that the offices of the National Book Foundation, which presents the awards, are still closed due to flood damage.

Here to talk about the winners is our book critic David Kipen, founder of the book store and lending library Libros Schmibros in Boyle Heights.

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