national book awards finalists announced

. . . and so many scrumptious titles/authors.

Poetry
Nikky Finney — Head Off & Split — Triquarterly/Northwestern Universty
Yusef Komunyakaa — The Chameleon Couch — FSG (swoon!)
Carl Phillips — Double Shadow — FSG
Adrienne Rich — Tonight No Poetry Will Serve — W.W. Norton & Company
Bruce Smith — Devotions — University of Chicago Press

Non Fiction
Deborah Baker — The Convert: A Tale of Exile and Extremism — Graywolf Press
Mary Gabriel — Love and Capital: Karl and Jenny Marx and the Birth of a Revolution — Little, Brown
Stephen Greenblatt — The Swerve: How the World Became Modern — W.W. Norton
Manning Marable — Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention — Viking
Lauren Redniss — Radioactive: Marie & Pierre Curie, A Tale of Love and Fallout – HarperCollins

Fiction
Andrew Krivak — The Sojourn — Bellevue Literary Press
Téa Obreht — The Tiger’s Wife — Random House
Julie Otsuka — The Buddha in the Attic — Knopf
Edith Pearlman — Binocular Vision —Lookout (beautiful)
Jesmyn Ward —Salvage the Bones — Bloomsbury USA

the finalists were announced October 12th at Literary Arts in Portland. via Oregon Public Broadcasting

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