National Book Award Finalists Announced

National Book Award FinalistHave you read any of the titles that were short-listed for this year’s National Book Awards?

This past Wednesday, the five finalists for fiction were announced:

The Sojourn by Andrew Krivak

The Tiger’s Wife by Téa Obreht

The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka

Binocular Vision by Edith Pearlman

Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward

Contending for the non-fiction prize:

The Convert by Deborah Baker

Love and Capital by Mary Gabriel

The Swerve by Stephen Greenblatt

Malcolm X by Manning Marable

Radioactive by Lauren Redniss

And in case you missed it, the Nobel Prize in literature was recently awarded to Swedish poet Tomas Transtromer.

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