National Book Award Finalists

Written By Lingkar Dunia on Wednesday, October 12, 2011 | 12:20 PM

Fiction

Andrew Krivak, THE SOJOURN (Bellevue Literary Press)
Tea Obreht, THE TIGER'S WIFE (Random House)
Julie Otsuka, THE BUDDHA IN THE ATTIC (Knopf)
Edith Pearlman, BINOCULAR VISION (Lookout Books)
Jesmyn Ward, SALVAGE THE BONES (Bloomsbury)

Non-Fiction

Deborah Baker, THE CONVERT: A Tale of Exile and Extremism (Graywolf)
Mary Gabriel, LOVE AND CAPITAL: Karl & Jenny Marx and the Birth of a Revolution (Little, Brown)
Stephen Greenblatt, THE SWERVE: How the World Became Modern (Norton)
Manning Marable, MALCOLM X: A Life of Reinvention (Viking)
Lauren Redniss, RADIOACTIVE: Marie & Pierre Curie: A Tale of Love and Fallout (It Books)

Poetry

Nikki Finney, HEAD OFF & SPLIT (Triquarterly)
Yusef Komunyakaa, THE CHAMELEON COUCH (FSG)
Carl Phillips, DOUBLE SHADOWS (FSG)
Adrienne Rich, TONIGHT NO POETRY WILL SERVE: POEMS 2007-2010 (Norton)
Bruce Smith, DEVOTIONS (University Of Chicago Press)

Young People's Literature

Debby Dahl Edwardson, MY NAME IS NOT EASY (Marshall Cavendish)
Thanhha Lai, INSIDE OUT AND BACK AGAIN (Harper)
Alfred Marrin, FLESH AND BLOOD SO CHEAP: THE TRIANGLE FIRE AND ITS LEGACY (Knopf)
Lauren Myracle, SHINE (Amulet/Abrams)
Gary D. Schmidt, OKAY FOR NOW (Clarion/HMH)

SHINE by Fanny Billingsley, published by Dial

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