National Book Awards, LIVE

The National Book Awards will be Webcast live tomorrow evening, 8 p.m., ET. Below are the finalists, with links to consumer reviews, where available:


Andrew Krivak, The Sojourn(Bellevue Literary Press); review links

Téa ObrehtThe Tiger’s Wife(Random House) – reviewed the most widely of all the finalists – links and excerpts here

Julie OtsukaThe Buddha in the Attic(Knopf/ Random House) – review links

Edith PearlmanBinocular Vision(Lookout Books/Department of Creative Writing at the University of North Carolina Wilmington) – review links

Jesmyn WardSalvage the Bones(Bloomsbury USA) – review links


Deborah Baker, The Convert: A Tale of Exile and Extremism, (Graywolf Press) – review links

Mary GabrielLove and Capital: Karl and Jenny Marx and the Birth of a Revolution, (Little, Brown/Hachette) – review links

Stephen Greenblatt, The Swerve: How the World Became Modern, (Norton) – review links

Manning Marable, Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention, (Viking/Penguin) – review links

Lauren RednissRadioactive: Marie & Pierre Curie, A Tale of Love and Fallout, (It Books/HarperCollins) – review links

Young People’s Literature

Franny BillingsleyChime(Dial/Penguin)

Debby Dahl EdwardsonMy Name Is Not Easy(Marshall Cavendish)

Thanhha LaiInside Out and Back Again(Harper)

Albert MarrinFlesh and Blood So Cheap: The Triangle Fire and Its Legacy, (Knopf/Random House Children’s Books)

Gary D. SchmidtOkay for Now(Clarion/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) –  NYT Book Review


Nikky FinneyHead Off & Split(TriQuarterly/Northwestern University Press) – Interview

Yusef Komunyakaa, The Chameleon Couch(FSG/Macmillan)

Carl PhillipsDouble Shadow(FSG/Macmillan) – Chicago Tribune review

Adrienne RichTonight No Poetry Will Serve: Poems 2007-2010, (Norton) – San Francisco Chronicle review

Bruce SmithDevotions(University of Chicago Press) – review, NYT BR 

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