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National Book Award Nominees

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National Book Award Nominees

Pat Conroy announced the nominees for the National Book Award from the parlor of Flannery O’Connor’s childhood home in Savannah, GA yesterday.

The winners will be announced on November 17th at the 61st National Book Awards Benefit Dinner in New York City.

The nominees are:
NBA - Fiction Nominees

Fiction

Peter Carey for Parrot and Olivier in America (Alfred A. Knopf)
Jaimy Gordon for Lord of Misrule (McPherson & Co.)
Nicole Krauss for Great House (W.W. Norton & Co.)
Lionel Shriver for So Much for That (Harper)
Karen Tei Yamashita for I Hotel (Coffee House Press)

NBA - Non-Fiction Nominees

Nonfiction

Barbara Demick for Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea (Spiegel & Grau)
John W. Dower for Cultures of War: Pearl Harbor, Hiroshima, 9-11, Iraq (W.W. Norton & Co.)
Patti Smith for Just Kids (Ecco)
Justin Spring for Secret Historian: The Life and Times of Samuel Steward (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)
Megan K. Stack for Every Man in This Village Is a Liar: An Education in War (Doubleday)

NBA - Poetry Nominees

Poetry

Kathleen Graber for The Eternal City (Princeton University Press)
Terrance Hayes for Lighthead (Viking Penguin)
James Richardson for By the Numbers (Copper Canyon Press)
C.D. Wright for One with Others (Copper Canyon Press)
Monica Youn for Ignatz (Four Way Books)

NBA - Young People's Literature Nominees

Young People’s Literature

Paolo Bacigalupi for Ship Breaker (Little, Brown & Co.)
Kathryn Erskine for Mockingbird (Philomel Books)
Laura McNeal for Dark Water (Alfred A. Knopf)
Walter Dean Myers for Lockdown (Amistad)
Rita Williams-Garcia for One Crazy Summer (Amistad)

Congratulations to all of the nominees.

David Isaacson
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