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2011 National Book Award Finalists Announced

The 2011 National Book Award Finalists were announced this week. Each of the four categories – fiction, non-fiction, poetry and young adult – long lists five books. Winner to be announced November 16th. We’ll thrilled that a lot of our favorite reads, including The Tiger’s Wife by Téa Obreht, made it on the list this year.

Here is the complete list of finalists:


The Sojourn by Andrew Krivak

The Tiger’s Wife by Téa Obreht

The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka

Binocular Vision: New and Selected Stories by Edith Pearlman

Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward


The Convert by Deborah Baker

Love and Capital by Mary Gabriel

The Swerve: How the World Became Modern by Stephen Greenblatt

Malcolm X by Manning Marable

Radioactive: Marie and Pierre Curie by Lauren Redniss


Head Off and Split by Nikky Finney

The Chameleon Couch by Yusef Komunyakaa

Double Shadow by Carl Phillips

Tonight No Poetry Will Serve by Adrienne Rich

Devotions by Bruce Smith

Young People’s Literature

Chime by Franny Billingsley

My Name Is not Easy Debbie Dahl Edwardson

Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai

Flesh and Blood So Cheap by Albert Marrin

Shine by Lauren Myracle

Okay for Now Gary D. Schmidt

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