National Book Awards finalists announced

The National Book Award finalists were announced today.


Anne Applebaum, ‘Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1945-1956’

Katherine Boo, ‘Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity.’ Listen to her on the show.

Robert A. Caro, ‘The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Volume 4’

Domingo Martinez, ‘The Boy Kings of Texas’

Anthony Shadid, ‘House of Stone: A Memoir of Home, Family, and a Lost Middle East.’ Listen to Shadid’s widow talking to Kerri about her husband.


Junot Díaz, ‘This Is How You Lose Her.’ Listen to him on the show.

Dave Eggers,’ A Hologram for the King’

Louise Erdrich, ‘The Round House.’ Listen to her with Kerri.

Ben Fountain, ‘Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk’

Kevin Powers, ‘The Yellow Birds’

Watch Junot Diaz with Kerri Miller at this year’s Talking Volumes:

Check out the poetry and young people’s literature finalists on the Awards page.

–Stephanie Curtis, social media host