National Book Award Finalists Announced

October 12, 2007

The finalists for the National Book Award were announced yesterday in Philadelphia by the National Book Foundation. The winners will be announced on November 14th in New York. Finalists in the fiction category are: Fieldwork by Mischa Berlinski; Varieties Of Disturbance by Lydia Davis; Then We Came To The End by Joshua Ferris; Tree Of Smoke by Denis Johnson and Like You’d Understand by Jim Shepard.

Non-Fiction finalists are: Brother, I’m Dying by Edwidge Danticat; God Is Not Great: how religion poisons everything by Christopher Hitchens; Unruly Americans And The Origins Of The Constitution by Woody Holton; Ralph Ellison: a biography by Arnold Rampersad and Legacy Of Ashes: the history of the CIA by Tim Weiner.

Finalists for Young Adult Literature are: The Absolutely True Diary Of A Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie; Skin Hunger: a resurrection of magic, Book One by Kathleen Duey; Touching Snow by M. Sindy Felin; The Invention Of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick and Story Of A Girl by Sara Zarr.

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