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National Book Award Finalists announced

Oct 16 2013

The National Book Award finalists have been announced (with half of the titles coming from the newly formed Penguin Random House. The winners will be announced on November 20:

Fiction
Tenth of December, George Saunders (Random House)
The Lowland, Jhumpa Lahiri (Knopf)
Bleeding Edge, Thomas Pynchon (Penguin Press)
The Flamethrowers, Rachel Kushner (Scribner)
The Good Lord Bird, James McBride (Riverhead)

Nonfiction
Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, & the Prison of Belief, Lawrence Wright (Knopf)
The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America, George Packer (FSG)
Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin, Jill Lepore (Knopf)
The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832, Alan Taylor (Norton)
Hitler's Furies: German Women in the Nazi Killing Fields, Wendy Lower (HMH)

Young People's Literature
Far Far Away, Tom McNeal (Knopf Children's)
The Thing About Luck, Cynthia Kadohata (Atheneum)
Boxers & Saints, Gene Luen Yang (First Second)
The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp, Kathi Appelt (Atheneum)
Picture Me Gone, Meg Rosoff (Putnam Children's)

Poetry
Metaphysical Dog, Frank Bidart (FSG)
Incarnadine, Mary Szybist (Graywolf)
Black Aperture, Matt (Louisiana State University Press)
The Big Smoke, Adrian Matejka (Penguin)
Stay, Illusion, Lucie Brock-Broido (published 10/15) (Knopf)

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