National Book Award finalists announced

Oregon Public Radio had the honor of announcing the National Book Award finalists today, which they live-streamed and live-blogged on their website.

At least one of the books has a “Minnesota connection” – in the nonfiction category, Deborah Baker’s “The Convert: A Tale of Exile and Extremism” was published by Graywolf Press.

Young People’s Literature

Debby Dahl Edwardson, My Name Is Not Easy

Thanhha Lai, Inside Out and Back Again

Albert Marrin, Flesh and Blood So Cheap

Lauren Myracle, Shine

Gary D. Schmidt, Okay for Now

Fiction

Andrew Krivak, The Sojourn

Tea Obreht, The Tiger’s Wife

Julie Otsuka, The Buddha in the Attic

Edith Pearlman, Binocular Vision: New & Selected Stories

Jesmyn Ward, Salvage the Bones

Nonfiction

Deborah Baker, The Convert: A Tale of Exile and Extremism

Mary Gabriel, Love and Capital: Karl and Jenny Marx and the Birth of a Revolution

Stephen Greenblatt, Swerve

Manning Marable, Malcolm X

Lauren Redniss, Radioactive: Marie & Pierre Curie: A Tale of Love and Fallout

Poetry

Nikky Finney, Head Off & Split

Yusef Komunyakaa, The Chameleon Couch

Carl Phillips, Double Shadow

Adrienne Rich, Tonight No Poetry Will Serve

Bruce Smith, Devotions

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