Wednesday, October 13, 2010

National Book Award Finalists Announced

Also announced today- the 2010 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD finalists! Here's who made the list:


· Parrot and Olivier in America by Peter Carey (Alfred A. Knopf)
· Lord of Misrule by Jaimy Gordon (McPherson & Co.)
· Great House by Nicole Krauss (W.W. Norton & Co.)
· So Much for That by Lionel Shriver (HarperCollins)
· I Hotel by Karen Tei Yamashita (Coffee House Press)


· Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea by Barbara Demick (Spiegel & Grau)
· Cultures of War: Pearl Harbor, Hiroshima, 9-11, Iraq by John W. Dower (W.W. Norton)
· Just Kids by Patti Smith (Ecco)
· Secret Historian: The Life and Times of Samuel Steward by Justin Spring (FSG)
· Every Man in This Village Is a Liar: An Education in War by Megan K. Stack (Doubleday)


· The Eternal City by Kathleen Graber (Princeton University Press)
· Lighthead by Terrance Hayes (Viking Penguin)
· By the Numbers by James Richardson (Copper Canyon Press)
· One with Others by C.D. Wright, (Copper Canyon Press)
· Ignatz by Monica Youn (Four Way Books)

Young People’s Literature

· Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi (Little, Brown & Co.)
· Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine (Philomel Books, a division of Penguin Young Readers Group)
· Dark Water Laura McNeal (Alfred A. Knopf)
· Lockdown by Walter Dean Myers (Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers)
· One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia (Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers)

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