National Book Award 2011 finalists.

The National Book Award finalists have been announced. Here is the list for fiction:

Andrew Krivak, The Sojourn
(Bellevue Literary Press)

Téa Obreht, The Tiger’s Wife
(Random House)

Julie Otsuka, The Buddha in the Attic
(Alfred A. Knopf, an imprint of Random House)

Edith Pearlman, Binocular Vision
(Lookout Books, an imprint of the Department of Creative Writing at the University of North Carolina Wilmington)

Jesmyn Ward, Salvage the Bones
(Bloomsbury USA)

Fiction Judges: Deirdre McNamer (Panel Chair), Jerome Charyn, John Crowley, Victor LaValle, Yiyun Li

And here is the list for poetry:

Nikky Finney, Head Off & Split
(TriQuarterly, an imprint of Northwestern University Press)

Yusef Komunyakaa, The Chameleon Couch
(Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

Carl Phillips, Double Shadow
(Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

Adrienne Rich, Tonight No Poetry Will Serve: Poems 2007-2010
(W.W. Norton & Company)

Bruce Smith, Devotions
(University of Chicago Press)

Poetry Judges: Elizabeth Alexander (Panel Chair), Thomas Sayers Ellis, Amy Gerstler, Kathleen Graber, Roberto Tejada

You can find the complete set of lists at the link. I haven’t studied it in much detail, but Stephen Greenblatt is the only familiar name on the Non-Fiction list for me; and I’m certainly no expert on Young People’s Literature, but I think Thanhha Lai’s Inside Out and Back Again has a lovely cover.

[via National Book Award]

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