National Book Award finalists announced

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National Book Award finalists announced

Oct 10 2012

The finalists for the National Book Awards have been announced. The winners will be named on November 14:

Fiction
Junot Diaz, This Is How You Lose Her
Dave Eggers, A Hologram for the King
Louise Erdrich, The Round House
Ben Fountain, Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk
Kevin Powers, The Yellow Birds



Nonfiction
Anne Applebaum, Iron Curtain
Katherine Boo, Behind the Beautiful Forevers
Robert A. Caro, The Passage of Power
Domingo Martinez, Boy Kings of Texas
Anthony Shadid, House of Stone



Young People's Literature
William Alexander, Goblin Secrets
Carrie Arcos, Out of Reach
Patricia McCormick, Never Fall Down
Eliot Schrefer, Endangered
Steve Sheinkin, Bomb: The Race to Build - and Steal - the World's Most Dangerous Weapon



Poetry
David Ferry, Bewilderment: New Poems and Translations
Cynthia Huntington, Heavenly Bodies,
Tim Seibles, Fast Animal
Alan Shapiro, Night of the Republic
Susan Wheeler, Meme

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