Wednesday, October 15, 2008

National Book Award Finalists

The finalists for the 2008 National Book Awards have been announced. Winners will be named on 19 November.

The short-listed titles are:

The Lazarus Project, Alexander Hemon
Telex from Cuba, Rachel Kushner
Shadow Country, Peter Mattheissen
Home, Marilynne Robinson
The End, Salvatore Scibona

This Republic of Suffering, Drew Gilpin Faust
The Hemingses of Monticello, Annette Gordon-Reed
The Dark Side, Jane Mayer
Final Salute, Jim Sheeler
The Suicide Index, Jane Wickersham

Watching the Spring Festival, Frank Bidart
Fire to Fire, Mark Doty
Creatures of a Day, Reginald Gibbons
Without Saying, Richard Howard
Blood Dazzler, Patricia Smith

Young Peoples' Lit
Chains, Laurie Halse Anderson
The Underneath, Kathi Appelt
What I Saw and How I Lied, Judy Blundell
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks, Emily Lockhart
The Spectacular Now, Tim Tharp

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