Who should win?
The National Book Award finalists have been announced. For fiction and nonfiction here are the nominated titles:
- Junot Díaz, This Is How You Lose Her
- Dave Eggers, A Hologram for the King: A Novel
- Louise Erdrich, The Round House
- Ben Fountain, Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk
- Kevin Powers, The Yellow Birds
- Anne Applebaum, Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1945-1956
- Katherine Boo, Behind the Beautiful Forevers
- Robert A. Caro, The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Volume 4
- Domingo Martinez, The Boy Kings of Texas: A Memoir
- Anthony Shadid, House of Stone: A Memoir of Home, Family, and a Lost Middle East
For the poetry and young adult literature nominess check out their web page. And if you'd like to sample the books Galleycat has links to any available samples. You have about a month to read up. The winners will be announced on November 14th.