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National Book Award 2013 Finalists Announced



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This morning, the National Book Foundation revealed the finalists in the Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Young People's Literature categories for this year's National Book Awards. Among the finalists are Jhumpa Lahiri for The Lowland (our September Best of the Month spotlight pick!), who Sara Nelson interviewed just last week, and Gene Luen Yang, who I spoke with about his comic Boxers & Saints the week before that.

Here's the full list of finalists:

Fiction

Nonfiction

Poetry

Young People's Literature

The National Book Foundation has also compiled excerpts from the finalists called The Contenders, all available as free Kindle books.

The winners in each category will be announced in just over a month at the National Book Award Ceremony and Benefit Dinner in New York on November 20.



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