Sunday, May 31, 2009

Gordon-Reed wins the George Washington Book Prize

"Historian and author Annette Gordon-Reed has won a literary Triple Crown with her remarkable 'The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family,' her 798-page exploration of Thomas Jefferson and the family of slaves with whom he became intimately involved," reports the Washington Post. "The book has won the National Book Award, the Pulitzer Prize and, yesterday, the $50,000 George Washington Book Prize, given annually to the 'most important new book about America's founding era.'" Congratulations!

The Post's interview with Gordon-Reed is here.