National Book Award Finalists

The winners of the 2011 National Book Awards will be announced on November 16, 2011.  Books in the categories of Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Young People’s Literature are nominated yearly for what might be the most prestigious book award given in the United States.

This year’s nominees are…


Andrew Krivak, The Sojourn

Téa Obreht, The Tiger’s Wife

Julie Otsuka, The Buddha in the Attic

Edith Pearlman, Binocular Vision

Jesmyn Ward, Salvage the Bones


Deborah Baker, The Convert: A Tale of Exile and Extremism

Mary Gabriel, Love and Capital: Karl and Jenny Marx and the Birth of a Revolution

Stephen Greenblatt, The Swerve: How the World Became Modern

Manning Marable, Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention

Lauren Redniss, Radioactive: Marie & Pierre Curie, A Tale of Love and Fallout

The nominees in the categories of Poetry and Young People’s Literature can be seen here.

– posted by Sonia, Reader’s Services


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