Friday, October 14, 2011

National Book Award Nominees Announced

Here they are.  Congratulations to all the authors.

National Book Award Nominees


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)

1 comment:

Joel said...

Good for Carl Phillips. He's a fabulous poet.

It's an odd year when the poets are better known names than the novelists. I've posted some thoughts on the fiction list in this blog post, if you're interested.

Cheers!