Monday, September 21, 2009
P.F. Kluge's GONE TOMORROW Wins Ohioana Book Award for Fiction
P.F. Kluge has won the Ohioana Book Award for Fiction for his 2008 novel Gone Tomorrow. He will be honored at the Ohioana Day Awards Ceremony on October 17 at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus. The novel, now available in paperback, earned praise in reviews around the country and was included on lists of the best books of 2008 by National Public Radio and the Plain Dealer of Cleveland, Ohio. "Kluge has dozens of gorgeous, wrenching passages, details, throw-away observations," said the San Francisco Chronicle. "He can really write, like a man who means it." According to the New York Times, Gone Tomorrow is "a sharply observed yet tender novel of academic life and its many sand traps." Gone Tomorrow was among finalists who "represent the finest in the literature of our time," said Linda R. Hengst, executive director of the Ohioana Library. Finalists in the fiction category included novels by Toni Morrison and Curtis Sittenfeld. Kluge is the author of seven novels, including Eddie and the Cruisers and Biggest Elvis, and is writer-in-residence at Kenyon College.