National Book Awards – some American literature

image-medium (45)The National Book Awards is run by the National Book Foundation in the USA. The Fiction, Non Fiction, Young People’s and Poetry awards have been announced!

The fiction winner is the Good Lord Bird by James McBride. We don’t have all these in stock (links when we do have them) but reserve them if there are ones you’d like to read

FINALISTS

Rachel Kushner, The Flamethrowers  Interview >

Jhumpa Lahiri, The Lowland  – Interview >

Thomas Pynchon, Bleeding Edge (The Penguin Press/Penguin Group USA)

George Saunders, Tenth of December (Random House) – Interview >

FINALISTS:

  • Jill Lepore, Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin – Interview >
  • Wendy Lower, Hitler’s Furies: German Women in the Nazi Killing Fields– Interview >
  • Alan Taylor, The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832– Interview >
  • Lawrence Wright, Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, & the Prison of Belief – Interview >

POETRY WINNER: Mary Szybist, Incarnadine: Poems (Graywolf Press) – Interview >

FINALISTS:

  • Frank Bidart, Metaphysical Dog (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) – Interview >
  • Lucie Brock-Broido, Stay, Illusion (Alfred A. Knopf) – Interview >
  • Adrian Matejka, The Big Smoke (Penguin Poets/Penguin Group USA) – Interview >
  • Matt Rasmussen, Black Aperture (Louisiana State University Press) – Interview >

YOUNG PEOPLE’S LITERATURE WINNER: Cynthia Kadohata, The Thing About Luck – Interview >

FINALISTS:

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