Wednesday, October 04, 2017

National Book Award Finalists


The finalists for the National Book Awards were announced this morning. Among them are:

FOR FICTION:   
 


Elliot Ackerman, Dark at the Crossing       
Lisa Ko, The Leavers   
Min Jin Lee, Pachinko    
Carmen Maria Machado, Her Body and Other Parties: Stories
Jesmyn Ward, Sing, Unburied, Sing   


FOR NONFICTION:



Erica Armstrong Dunbar, Never Caught: The Washingtons' Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge   
Frances FitzGerald, The Evangelicals: The Struggle to Shape America    
Masha Gessen, The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia
David Grann, Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI   
Nancy MacLean, Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America


FOR POETRY:



Frank Bidart, Half-light: Collected Poems 1965-2016
Leslie Harrison, The Book of Endings
Layli Long Soldier, WHEREAS   
Shane McCrae, In the Language of My Captor
Danez Smith, Don't Call Us Dead: Poems


FOR YOUNG ADULT:




Elana K. Arnold, What Girls Are Made Of
Robin Benway, Far from the Tree
Erika L. Sánchez, I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter
Rita Williams-Garcia, Clayton Byrd Goes Underground
Ibi Zoboi, American Street      

The finalists for the National Book Awards are chosen by a panel of five judges for each category. Their decisions are made independently of the National Book Foundation's staff and board of directors.

This year's winners will be announced on Nov. 15 in New York City.

The books with links are owned by the Burbank Public Library and are available for check-out.




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