2013 National Book Award Finalists

bookawardsThe National Book Foundation announced the shortlist of finalists for this year’s National Book Awards. The award ceremony will be held on November 20. The finalists for fiction include: The Flamethrowers by Rachel Kushner; The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiria; The Good Lord Bird by James McBride; Bleeding Edge by Thomas Pynchon; and Tenth of December by George Saunders. Nonfiction finalists are: Book of Ages by Jill Lepore; Hitler’s Furies by Wendy Lower; The Unwinding by George Packer; The Internal Enemy by Alan Taylor; and Going Clear by Lawrence Wright. In young people’s literature, finalists are The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp by Kathi Appelt; The Thing About Luck by Cynthia Kadohata; Far Far AWay by Tom McNeal; Picture Me Gone by Meg Rosoff; and Boxers & Saints by Gene Luen Yang. And in poetry, the finalists are Metaphysical Dog by Frank Bidart; Stay, Illusion by Lucie Brock-Broido; The Big Smoke by Adrian Matejka; Black Aperture by Matt Rasmussen; and Incarnadine by Mary Szybist. For more in-depth information on these books, see today’s NPR article.

Laura

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