Nightly News   |  October 18, 2011

National Book Awards makes nomination mistake

The National Book Awards committee mistakenly nominated the author of a children’s book. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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BRIAN WILLIAMS, anchor: Well, you don't expect the National Book Award people to screw up, but they have. In the award category of Best Young People 's Literature , they nominated a book called " Shine ." They meant to pick a book named " Chime ." It's never good when that happens. They had to notify the author of "Shine" that her book was chosen by mistake and the nomination was withdrawn.