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
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