If I could pick horses like I pick National Book Award winners for fiction, I'd be a rich guy. As predicted by yours truly in yesterday's post, Let the Great World Spin won this year's title for fiction at ceremonies held last night in New York. And a deserving winner it was, too. Spin was the first one of the five finalists that I read, and I knew immediately it had the makings of a champ. I even told J.G. "I think this one is a winner" before I proceeded on to the other four.
Updated annual prediction total: five of the past six years for a .833 batting average. Beat it Ted Williams.