Thursday, October 11, 2012

NEWS: 2012 National Book Award Finalists Announced

Awards season has arrived! National Book Awards finalists were announced yesterday; winners will be announced on Wednesday, November 14 at the National Book Awards Ceremony. So far, there's been no drama like last year's "accidental" nomination of Lauren Myracle's Shine.

The finalists are:


This Is How You Lose Her by Junot Díaz
A Hologram for the King by Dave Eggers 
The Round House by Louise Erdrich
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain
The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers    **ARC up for grabs in our 2012 Fall Giveaway


Iron Curtain The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1945-1956 by Anne Applebaum
Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity by Katherine Boo
The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Volume 4 by Robert A. Caro
The Boy Kings of Texas by Domingo Martinez
House of Stone: A Memoir of Home, Family, and a Lost Middle East by Anthony Shadid

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

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

So... have you read any of the nominated titles? Are there worthy titles you think are missing from the list? Let us know your verdict and picks!

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