Thursday, October 13, 2011

National Book Award Finalists Announced

Fiction:
The Tiger's Wife by Téa Obrecht (Random House)
The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka (Knopf)
Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward (Bloomsbury USA)
The Sojourn by Andrew Krivak (Bellevue Literary Press)
Binocular Vision by Edith Pearlman (Lookout Books)

Nonfiction:
The Convert: A Tale of Exile and Extremism by Deborah Baker (Graywolf)
Love and Capital: Karl and Jenny Marx and the Birth of a Revolution by Mary Gabriel (Little, Brown)
The Swerve: How the World Became Modern by Stephen Greenblatt (Norton)
Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention by Manning Marable (Viking)
Radioactive: Marie & Pierre Curie, A Tale of Love and Fallout by Lauren Redniss (It Books)

Poetry:
Head Off & Split by Nikky Finney (TriQuarterly)
The Chameleon Couch by Yusef Komunyakaa (FSG)
Double Shadow by Carl Phillips (FSG)
Tonight No Poetry Will Serve: Poems 2007-2010 by Adrienne Rich (Norton)
Devotions by Bruce Smith (University of Chicago Press)

Young People's Literature:
My Name Is Not Easy by Debby Dahl Edwardson (Marshall Cavendish)
Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai (HarperCollins)
Flesh and Blood So Cheap: The Triangle Fire and Its Legacy by Albert Marrin (Knopf Books for Young Readers)
Chime by Franny Billingsley (Dial Books)
Okay for Now by Gary D. Schmidt (Clarion Books)
Shine by Lauren Myracle (Amulet Books)

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