Award Season

THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS will be announced today honoring the best in American literature. The nominated titles this year tallied up by genre this way:

Fiction: 302
Nonfiction: 435
Poetry: 148
Young People’s Literature: 230

In fiction:
Peter Carey, Parrot and Olivier in America (Alfred A. Knopf)
Jaimy Gordon, Lord of Misrule (McPherson & Co.)

Nicole Krauss, Great House (W.W. Norton & Co.)

Lionel Shriver, So Much for That (Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers)
Karen Tei Yamashita, I Hotel (Coffee House Press) –

Nonfiction;
Barbara Demick, Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea
(Spiegel & Grau, an imprint of The Random House Publishing Group

John W. Dower, Cultures of War: Pearl Harbor, Hiroshima, 9-11, Iraq
(W.W. Norton & Co/The New Press ) – Interview

Patti Smith, Just Kids (Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers)

Justin Spring, Secret Historian: The Life and Times of Samuel Steward
(Farrar, Straus & Giroux) – Interview

Megan K. Stack, Every Man in This Village Is a Liar: An Education in War
(Doubleday) – Interview

Poetry:

Kathleen Graber, The Eternal City (Princeton University Press) – Interview

Terrance Hayes, Lighthead (Penguin Books) – Interview

James Richardson, By the Numbers (Copper Canyon Press) –
C.D. Wright, One with Others (Copper Canyon Press)

Monica Youn, Ignatz (Four Way Books) –

Young People’s Literature
Paolo Bacigalupi, Ship Breaker (Little, Brown & Co.)

Kathryn Erskine, Mockingbird
(Philomel Books, a division of Penguin Young Readers Group)

Laura McNeal, Dark Water (Alfred A. Knopf)

Walter Dean Myers, Lockdown
(Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers)

Rita Williams-Garcia, One Crazy Summer
(Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers)

Stay tuned for the winners to be posted here a bit later.

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