National Book Award Nominees Announced

October 13, 2010

Peter Carey, whose book Parrot and Olivier in America didn’t win the Man Booker Prize yesterday as some expected, got some good news when the book was announced as a nominee for the National Book Award for fiction today.  The other nominees for fiction are:
Lord of Misrule by Jaimy Gordon (to be released in November)
Great House by Nicole Krauss
So Much for That by Lionel Shriver
I Hotel by Karen Tei Yamashita

The nominees for the National Book Award for Non-fiction are:
Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea by Barbara Demick
Cultures of War: Pearl Harbor, Hiroshima, 9-11, Iraq by John W. Dower
Just Kids by Patti Smith
Secret Historian: The Life and Times of Samuel Steward by Justin Spring
Every Man in This Village Is a Liar: An Education in War by Megan K. Stack