Wednesday, October 15, 2008

National Book Award Finalists Announced

As promised, today the National Book Award finalists were announced. There were a few surprises, in my opinion, including the inclusion of Salvatore Scibona for his novel The End (a coup for the wonderful Graywolf Press) and the omission of Nam Le, who I thought was the one shoe-in for the list. Below are the complete lists of finalists in Fiction (I've read a fat lot of none of these books. I am an ignoramus):

Fiction
Click the link above for a complete list of nominees in Non-Fiction, Poetry, and Young Adult Literature.

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