2008 NBCC Awards Ceremony: Ariel Sabar and Patrick French

by Eric Banks | Mar-17-2009

On Thursday Ariel Sabar received the 2008 NBCC award in autobiography for his My Father’s Paradise: A Son’s Search for His Jewish Past in Kurdish Iraq, while Patrick French’s The World Is What It Is: The Authorized Biography of V.S. Naipaul garnered the 2008 award in biography. Board member Ellen Heltzel presented the award to Sabar, and biography committee chair Eric Banks presented the biography award, which was accepted by Nicolas Latimore of Knopf.

At 30 Books/30 Days, Heltzel discussed My Father’s Paradise, and Banks wrote on The World Is What It Is.

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