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Thomas Pynchon, author of Bleeding Edge

It is 2001 in New York City, in the lull between the collapse of the dot-com boom and the terrible events of September 11th. Silicon Alley is a ghost town, Web 1.0 is having adolescent angst, Google has yet to IPO, Microsoft is still considered the Evil Empire. There may not be quite as much money around as there was at the height of the tech bubble, but there's no shortage of swindlers looking to grab a piece of what's left.

The National Book Awards 2013

Winners of the 2013 National Book Award in Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Young People's Literature were announced at the 64th National Book Awards Benefit Dinner and Ceremony at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City on Wednesday, November 20, 2013.